Chevrolet has revealed the second-generation Trax SUV—which is all set to go on sale in spring 2023 as a 2024 model. MSRP starts at $21,495 (excludes tax and other charges). Buyers get to choose from five trims:
The photos here feature the range-topping 2RS and Activ trims.
Visually, the 2024 Trax looks very similar to the 2023 Blazer—at least from the front-three-quarter angles, while the rear fascia is similar to that of the 2024 Blazer EV. Unless you’re a Chevy nerd, I guess you’ll have a difficult time identifying the models from a distance. But anyway, the 2RS sports a unique grille, black bowtie emblems, dark cross bars, and 19-inch machined two-tone wheels. As for the Activ, well, it sports a unique front fascia compared to the other trims in the lineup, plus a black mesh grille with titanium chrome accents, black bowtie emblems, and 18-inch black aluminium wheels.
For those interested to know the dimensions, the 2024 Trax measures 4,537 mm long, 1,823 mm wide (excluding mirrors) and 1,560 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm.
On the inside, again, things are quite similar to those of the Blazer EV, but not exactly the same. The central air vents, for instance, are rectangular here as opposed to circular in the Blazer EV. Key features include a 11-inch central touchscreen (8-inch on lower trims), an 8-inch driver display, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, Active Noise Cancellation, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, rear-seat USB ports, and more. Sunroof and wireless smartphone charging can be found in the options list.
The 2RS features a sporty dark theme with red accents, plus a flat-bottom steering wheel. But anyway, the standard Chevy Safety Assist suite of ADAS include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam auto high-beam control, and Following Distance Indicator. The Rear Vision Camera is standard as well. However, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist, are all optional extras.
For the U.S. market, the new Trax is powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine with estimated output figures of 102 kW (139 metric hp/137 bhp) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels. In the Chinese market, the new Trax will be sold as ‘Seeker’, powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo petrol paired with a CVT.