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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Remember The Chevrolet Trax? This Is What It Looks Like Now


In my recent review of the 2022 Trailblazer, I happen to call the Trax a “potato on stilts.” Seems Chevrolet’s realized that their smallest crossover needed a glow-up and so, here it is: the all-new, re-imagined 2024 Trax.

Known as the Seeker in China, the 2024 Trax gets the same sort of muscular styling pioneered by Chevrolet’s Blazer. At the front, the use of horizontal lines emphasizes width complete with LED lighting elements. It also sits 101 mm lower than the current model giving it a stronger profile. Wheel sizes range from 16s to 18s.



The platform, Chevrolet says is all new and it stretches the Trax’s wheelbase by some 152 mm. This results in a much larger interior room—up 279 mm in length and 51 mm in width—compared to its predecessor. Rear legroom alone has grown some 76 mm, while cargo volume is up nearly 12 percent.

The enlarged interior volume is complemented by the new design which is centered around giving a “lightweight feel” for a sense of airiness. The instrument panel cowl has been lowered and together with other Chevrolet “performance” design cues like the rounded air vents make it look sportier.



Typical of modern SUVs and crossovers, screens are the centerpiece of the tech-forward design. There’s an 8-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver, while the infotainment screen ranges from 8 to 11 inches in size. It also gets climate control and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

For 2024, Chevrolet is plopping in just one engine under the Trax. In this case, it’s the turbocharged 1.2-liter 3-cylinder connected to a 6-speed automatic. Don’t let the small displacement fool you, it’s got 137 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque.



When it comes to safety, coming in as standard are automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams. Other functionalities such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot indicators, and rear parking assist are optional extras.

Chevrolet says the all-new Trax is set to go on sale in North America by early 2023. Given that Chevy Philippines has already brought in the China-sourced Tracker for the local market, it makes sense for them to fill in the gap between the Tracker and Trailblazer with the Trax/Seeker. Of course, it’s just a matter of what it will be called when it gets here.

3 comments:

  1. The global spec New Chevrolet Trax is made in Korea as it replaces the ancient Trax in Korea..I do wish Chevrolet Philippines just get the Seeker version which is made in China and its much cheaper..Then again the HQ of GM will likely require Chevrolet Philippines to just import and sell the New Trax made in Korea.

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  2. Looks like the affordable SUV lineup of Chevrolet Philippines are gonna be Groove (replacement to the old phased out Spark),best selling Tracker,New Trax (most likely to fill in the 1.3 Million to 1.4 Million Peso segment) and Trailblazer..Chevrolet Philippines isn't interested with the Captiva due to its price near the PPV SUVs.

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  3. Interestingly, the new Trax is a half-step larger than the Trailblazer even if it's being sold as a cheaper subcompact option in the US.

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