Not too many know of or own a Chevy Trax because this SUV has only been available on the US market for under a year. However, the Trax has enjoyed good sales in the rest of the world where it has been available for the past 3 years. Now, it is being introduced into the American market as the 2017 Chevy Trax. This new offering from GM will get a refresh and the refreshed version should make its debut in the US next year. Among the changes that are planned for the new Trax there is a redesigned front fascia, which in spite of the changes will not look altogether different to the front fascia of the existing model. However, the car will get a facelift, which will give the vehicle a fresher look. The Trax will then be totally redesigned in 2019.
2017 Chevy Trax – Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2017 Chevy Trax will have a new generation 1.4-liter Ecotech engine that has recently been used to power up a new Buick model. This engine is designed to produce about 138 plus horsepower. You can choose between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive and the engine will be coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Trax performs at 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
2017 Chevy Trax – Exterior and Interior
On the inside, the 2017 Chevy Trax gets a nice instrument cluster. A proprietary infotainment system is also available and this system is designed to show information on a nice touchscreen. This touchscreen has been updated and is very impressive. Other features within the cabin include Wi-Fi and latest generation technology. The trunk is nice and big and can be expanded further to hold more items. To expand the trunk, you will need to fold the rear seats down. This offering from GM also comes with features like keyless entry and remote switching on of the engine. Airbags are also a standard feature.
The new Trax is available in the following trims:
We think that the new 2017 Chevy Trax will have a starting price of about 21, 000 dollars. The 2017 Chevy Trax will be available in dealerships around the latter part of next year. This may not be the most exceptional vehicle from GM but it is still a very impressive SUV. If you are in the market for an SUV then be sure to give the Trax a second thought because it offers a number of benefits including good engine performance. In addition, it is designed to handle well on both regular roads as well as off the road. The best part about buying the Trax is its affordable price tag. It is priced so attractively that practically everyone can own it. It has five doors and is a mini SUV that rides on 16-inch wheels. The higher end LTZ trim gets 18-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Chevy Trax – Release Date and Price
Inside the cabin, you get the impression that the carmaker has cut a few corners to reduce the price. There is plenty of cloth material used within the cabin and the seats are only covered in standard cloth. The back seat can be split in a 60/40 ratio. However, the carmaker has provided quite a few technological features in the car and this is the saving grace.