New Look for 2017 Chevrolet Trax [News]

2017 Chevrolet Trax

Building on its early success and the rapid growth of the segment, Chevrolet will introduced the 2017 Trax at the Chicago Auto Show. Updates to the compact SUV include a big improvement in the CUV’s styling and a more extensive list of available tech.

“In the fastest-growing segment, Chevrolet Trax’s momentum is sure to continue with great design enhancements, premium details, and the latest technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and four new active safety features offer customers more than most competitors – and at an entry-level price.”

2017 Chevrolet Trax

The facelift incorporates narrower headlights that wrap around the front end, and LED running lights with higher trim levels. The angular lower portion of the grille is functional and better looking than the round shape of the first model. Around back, there are minor tweaks to the bumper and taillights.

Inside the cabin gets a more upscale look and feel compared to the current model’s hard plastics. The trim pieces are greatly improved and that makes the Trax more like its redesigned sedan siblings — the Malibu and Cruze — which is a good thing. The infotainment system is now Chevy’s seven-inch MyLink unit with available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE support.

2017 chevrolet trax interior

The refreshed Trax still uses the current 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque and a six-speed automatic gearbox. Consumers now have the option to enhance the crossover’s safety with optional side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.

The 2017 Trax goes on sale this fall in LS, LT, and Premier trims. The refreshed Trax will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show this week and TFLcar will report back with a complete walk-around video showing off the new features. Meanwhile, here is a ‘mashup’ review of Trax’s upscale cousin, the Buick Encore, with the Jeep Renegade, Nissan Juke, and Kia Soul.