Make Trax: Chevy Revamps Its Little Crossover

Now that the Spark hatchback has shuffled off this mortal coil, the Trax serves as Chevy’s lowest-priced auto. For 2024, the bowtie brand is providing it an overhaul by binning its uncomfortable visual appearance and overhauling the drivetrain. Will far better appears and lower cost but fewer energy and half the driven wheels show a profitable method?

Just one engine is on tap, displaying up in the kind of a 1.2-liter turbocharged a few-banger generating 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. This is the very same motor that is the foundation mill in the slightly much larger Trailblazer. The sole transmission alternative in Trax is a 6-velocity computerized. For those trying to keep monitor at residence, the previous Trax used a 1.4-liter turbo device very good for 155 hp and 177 lb-ft, also funneled by a 6-velocity slushbox. All-wheel travel has been supplied the heave-ho, leaving the Trax a front-driver only.

Absent is the slightly dorky old styling, which experienced also-substantial headlamps and a truncated but tall design, replaced by a facial area that seeks to share the limelight with its Blazer cousin. A lot more sheet metallic sculpting results in a handful of intriguing creases together its flanks hey, at least it is not plastic cladding from the ‘90s. The new look is not all sleight-of-hand, with the new Trax measuring a 6-inch lengthier wheelbase and broader keep track of. These variations pull double responsibility in delivering far more inside place when also earning the car seem a lot more planted on the highway instead of appearing as if it is perpetually on stilts. Overall, the Trax is 11 inches extended and 2 inches wider than past 12 months.

The interior is mild yrs improved than prior types, having a lot of its type and format from other crossovers in the GM lineup which wear considerably higher cost tags. It displays up for obligation with an 11-inch-diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and an 8-inch-diagonal driver facts middle as regular in LT/2RS/Activ trims, nevertheless LS and 1RS illustrations make do with an infotainment display screen that is 3 inches more compact. GM is on the ball with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle, functions that exhibit up on this entry-amount Trax. There are ample USB ports in which to charge a unit, nevertheless the 3 prime trims can also get a wi-fi charging place. 

It doesn’t appear the so-identified as ‘Activ’ trim gets any additional lively in conditions of ground clearance or gear preserve for a set of fake skid plates and properly grungy paint options. That’s the a single revealed at the top of this put up, by the way.

Pricing now starts off at $21,495 which is basically about $500 south of the previous model. Snazzier 1RS and LT trims are priced on prime of every other in the mid-23k vary, when 2RS and Activ possibilities are a fin below $25,000. The 2024 Chevrolet Trax goes on sale in the spring of 2023.

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