Despite its various shortcomings (of which there are many) the Chevrolet Trax is in the right space at the right time. The 2019 model year will represent the fifth model year of the first-Trax in the U.S. market, and it gets a grand total of two very minor changes.
First, there is a new Premier badge for the liftgate. We’ve yet to see how this badge looks like, so stay tuned for that.
The second is the removal of one color and the introduction three new ones:
- Red Hot
- Pacific Blue Metallic
- Dark Copper Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
We expect the 2019 Trax to be the penultimate model year of the current, first-generation Trax before the all-new, second-generation model launches for the 2020 model year. But until then, the first-gen model will need to make do against some very competent rivals, such as the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona, new Jeep Compass, Nissan Rogue Sport, among others others.
About Chevrolet Trax
The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact crossover. It slots below the Equinox as Chevrolet’s smallest CUV and rides on the GM Gamma 2 platform shared with the Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo and Buick Encore. The model was Chevrolet’s first offering in the subcompact (B segment) crossover space and the second (after the Nissan Juke) to launch in its segment in the U.S. market.
Having launched for the 2015 model year in the U.S., the Trax received a refresh for the 2017 model year that consisted of all-new front and rear fascias, the replacement of the LTZ trim by the new range-topping Premier model, revised interior, a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and more. The 2018 Chevy Trax represents the fourth model year of the first-generation Trax and receives several changes including three new exterior colors, a new Trax Redline Edition model, and several equipment-level changes. The 2019 Trax got three new exterior colors and a new Premier badge on the tailgate. The 2020 model is expected to be the last model year of the current, first-generation Trax.
The Trax is built at two assembly plants — the GM Bupyeong factory operated by GM Korea and the GM San Luis Potosi factory operated by GM Mexico. The vehicle is called the Chevrolet Tracker in some markets, including South America and Russia.
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