General Motors first offered the Chevy Trax in 2013, later bringing the small crossover to the U.S. in 2015. Now, however, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the Chevy Trax will be discontinued after the 2022 model year.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the Chevy Trax is scheduled to end in the third quarter of the 2022 calendar year. Production takes place at the GM Bupyeoung factory in South Korea.
Sales of the Trax have tapered off since the launch of the Chevy Trailblazer for the 2021 model year. The Chevy Trailblazer is a subcompact-plus five-door SUV crossover that slots in between the Chevy Trax and Chevy Equinox with regard to the Chevy crossover lineup.
In terms of sales, the Chevy Trax was down nearly 60 percent last year, with 42,590 units sold, as compared to 106,299 units sold in 2020. By comparison, the Chevy Trailblazer was up a whopping 163 percent to 90,161 units last year, as compared to 34,292 units in 2020.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Subcompact Crossovers - 2021 - United States
|MODEL||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20|
|BUICK ENCORE GX||+58.89%||71,247||44,841|
|MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT||+18.66%||34,216||28,836|
The discontinuation of the Chevy Trax was part of GM’s plan all along, with the automaker streamlining the trim level lineup for the 2021 model year by deleting the Premium trim level, leaving the LS and LT as the only remaining trims in the lineup. Additionally, the Chevy Trax will no longer be offered with the Premium Seating Package for the remainder of the 2022 model year, as GM Authority covered previously.
Following the discontinuation of the Chevy Trax, GM will use the extra capacity to increase production of the Chevy Trailblazer in South Korea. What’s more, Chevy is also dropping the Chevy Spark after the 2022 model year. The Spark and Trax are the brand’s two most affordable models, leaving the Chevy Trailblazer as the entry-level vehicle for now.