The redesigned 2017 Chevy Trax made its Canadian debut yesterday at the 2016 Quebec City Auto Show. It is set to go on sale this fall. Pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.
Available in LS, LT, and Premier models with numerous attractive features (think Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 7” touch screen, chrome accents, and revised instruments), the 2017 Chevy Trax also boasts new active safety systems that are designed to help alert drivers to potential crash situations. The list includes Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.
Under the hood, look for a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder Ecotec engine, which is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. Output is rated at an SAE-certified 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm.
As for styling, the fresh, modern look of the 2017 Trax reflects the new face of Chevrolet around the globe. The new grille and headlamps indeed mirror the design elements seen in new models such as the Malibu, Cruze, and Volt. The interior is sharper and more upscale, as well.