Holden Trailblazer Storm 2019 pricing and spec confirmed: Ford Everest Sport challenger appears

Holden has served up an accessorised limited-edition Trailblazer SUV dubbed Storm, which is available to purchase until the end of the year for $54,990 driveaway.

Based on the LTZ grade, which starts at $52,490 before on-road costs, the Storm adds a number of exterior enchantments to justify its price increase.

From the outside, model-specific badging is plastered along the edge of the bonnet, while a blacked-out nudge bar and LED night bar is also included.

Along the side, a ‘Storm’ badge is fitted to the front doors, while a roof-mounted rear spoiler and sportier rear fascia also features.

For comparison, the Colorado-based Trailblazer line-up kicks off at $47,990 for the LT and tops out at $53,490 for the Z71, with the aforementioned LTZ slotting in between the two.

Power in the Storm still comes courtesy of a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine, which outputs 147kW of power and 500Nm of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Like the rest of the Trailblazer range, the Storm features an on-the-fly switchable four-wheel-drive system, helical limited slip differential and trailer sway control.

Standard features carryover from the LTZ, and include an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather interior, heated front seats, remote engine start and tyre pressure monitoring.

For safety, the Trailblazer storm is fitted with forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

The Trailblazer Storm will compete directly against the recently revealed Ford Everest Sport, which kicks off at $62,290 for the 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder version and $63,790 for the 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo grade.