Technically still in its first generation, the Chevy Trax is set to stick around for the 2021 model year, much like the Buick Encore. The 2021 Chevrolet Trax will come with a few updates and changes, including deletion of the Premier trim level, new exterior colors, new interior options, an equipment reshuffle, and new packages.
Back in May of 2019, GM Authority was the first to report that the first-gen Buick Encore would live alongside the all-new Encore GX here in the U.S. Now, we’ve learned the Chevrolet Trax will follow suit, with an update for the 2021 model year that will coincide with the debut of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, rather than discontinuation to give way to an all-new second generation. The Trax was first introduced to the U.S. market for the 2015 model year.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trax will continue to be offered as a subcompact, five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV) and will be sold as both a retail and fleet model. Trim levels include the LS FWD, LS AWD, LT FWD, and LT AWD. Just one engine choice will be offered, namely the turbocharged 1.4L LUV inline four-cylinder gas engine.
Under the skin, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax will continue to utilize the GM Gamma II platform, the same platform as the first-generation Buick Encore, not to mention the first-gen Chevrolet Sonic. A launch is expected for Q3 of the 2020 calendar year, per GM’s standard model year rollover sequence. Pricing has not yet been announced, but a slight increase over the 2020 model year pricing is expected. For reference, the current 2020 Trax starts at $22,295.
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