The Chevy Trax subcompact crossover could be discontinued by the end of 2023, a new report indicates.
According to Automotive News, the Chevy Trax will be axed at the end of 2023, along with the closely related Buick Encore. Both of these subcompact crossovers will likely be indirectly replaced by similarly sized battery-electric crossover models, which will utilize GM’s Ultium battery design and Ultium Drive family of electric motors. The Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV will allegedly also be discontinued at the end of 2023 and 2024, respectively, to make room for comparative offerings using the superior Ultium technologies.
This revelation is unsurprising, seeing as the Chevy Trax and related Buick Encore first arrived on the scene for the 2013 model year, which means the vehicles will be more than ten years old by the time they depart at the end of 2023. GM also has newer, more competitive offerings with a similarly sized footprint and similar price point in the way of the Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX. These models have only been on sale for a couple of years and will thus stick around for the foreseeable future.
GM teased one of its forthcoming Chevrolet electric crossover models at the Barclays 2020 Global Automotive Conference held on November 19th, 2020. The vehicle, which appeared to be a compact, featured a rounded-off, streamlined front fascia with narrow lighting elements, along with a flowing roofline and concealed door handles. This Chevrolet EV compact crossover is expected to be one of the most affordable models in General Motors’ new EV strategy, which should make it a decent indirect successor to the Chevy Trax. It’s also possible that Chevy is concocting a subcompact EV model that will undercut this vehicle, but the automaker is keeping its future product strategy under tight wraps for obvious reasons.
We’ll be sure to provide an update on the situation as more details come to the light in the coming months and years. In the meantime, remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Trax news, Chevrolet news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.