2017 Chevrolet Trax

When it was first introduced into the market, the Chevrolet
Trax took the market by storm. Other automakers have since
improved their model which has in turn increased competition.
Chevrolet is set to release a revised Trax set to check
its competitors such as the
Jeep Renegade and Honda
CRV.

Though the vehicle lacks power and style, it is a good buy for
city dwellers that are looking for a compact SUV with thrifty
fuel economy. The new model features new exterior styling cues
and a revised cabin. Read along for more;

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2017 Chevrolet Trax Exterior

The outgoing Trax exterior has been highly criticized which has
forced Chevrolet to effect some changes. The redesign has also
helped align the Trax design with Chevrolet’s global design
language.

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax will be offered in three trims which
are the LS, LT and the Premier trim which has replaced the LTZ
as the top trim. The new look features a new dual-port grille
and a redesigned bumper.  The headlights have also been
redesigned and flow around the corners as well as into the
front fenders. This makes the Trax’s front fascia look similar
to that of the
2016 Malibu, Cruze
and the
Volt.

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The front bumper is integrated with fog lights and air intakes.
The fog lights have a chrome bezel around them. LS models get
halogen reflector headlights while the LT and Premier Trims add
LED lighting.

At the rear, the new Trax features a revised bumper and
dual-taillights which have been modified and hooked up with LED
lighting.

The Trax will run on 18-inch aluminum wheels with an option for
alloy wheels complement its new appearance.

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2017 Chevrolet Trax Interior

The interior has also been enhanced starting with the new
dashboard which features an upper dashboard surface that flows
across the panel uninterrupted enhancing its spaciousness.
Chevrolet says this design helps interpret more expressively
their signature dual-cockpit design.

The instruments panel features a new 7.0-inch MyLink
touch-screen. The infotainment system integrates Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto which allow access to various apps. Bluetooth
connectivity, USB ports and auxiliary audio inputs are also
available. The panel is also treated to a Galvano chrome trim
which is also featured on the console. This gives the
subcompact CUV a more premium ambience. The Premier trim
features a contrasting-color instruments panel which is matched
with its leatherette seat upholstery (base models are
upholstered in a quality cloth).

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The motorcycle-inspired instrumentation on the outgoing models
has been replaced with a new gauge display which features a
prominent analog speedometer and tachometer readouts with
digital displays. Other features include a Keyless Open and
Start which allow drivers to lock or unlock the vehicle as well
as start the engine without using a key.

The small crossover which appears to be more of a tall
hatchback accommodates five passengers. The rear passengers
will find the rear sitting space constrained.  The seat
can however be split 60-/40 and folded flat to expand its cargo
capacity from 18.7 cubic feet to 48.4 cubic feet. The front
passenger seat can also fold flat to accommodate long items.

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On matters safety, depending on the trim level, the Trax will
feature a rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert,
side blind-zone alert, lane departure warning and a rearview
camera.  Traction and stability control as well as 10
airbags are offered as standard across all trims.

Overall, the automaker argues that buyers will notice the steps
made by to hook up the Trax with a cabin that offers a rich and
premium feel.

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Engine Specs and Performance

Under the hood, Chevrolet has retained the same engine that
drives the outgoing Trax. The unit is a turbocharged 1.4 L
4-cylinder unit which comes good with 138 hp @ 4900 rpm and 148
lb-ft of torque @ 1850 rpm.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system
that channels power to the front wheels as standard. However,
buyers have an option for all-wheel drive.  The engine is
EPA rated to return 29 mpg on combined drives for FWD models
and 27 mpg combined for AWD models.

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Price and release date

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax will be released to dealerships in the
fall of this year (2016). Official pricing is not yet out but
expect the Trax to start MSRP at around $ 25,000 and go as high
as $ 30,000.