The second-generation Chevy Blazer makes a 19-year run
The second-generation K5 Blazer launched for 1973 with a carryover engine lineup.
Both two- and four-wheel drive options continued for the second-generation, too.
The removable roof feature also made its way into the new K5 Blazer in 1973.
However, a half-cab design was introduced in 1976. Instead of the removable top beginning at the top of the windshield, it began behind the front seats.
Throughout the second generation, the K5 Blazer's engine range would under some changes. A new 6.6-liter V8 debuted in 1975.
A diesel engine joined the options sheet for the 1980 model year.
A new grille and rectangular headlights also arrived for 1980.
A slightly more substantial styling update came for 1981 with a new grille, fenders and hood.
An new 6.2-liter diesel V8 got added in 1982. That same year, Chevrolet began building Blazers for the US military.
The second-generation K5 Blazer's final year of production was 1991.