The 2022 Chevy Trax crossover is offered as the eleventh model year for the first-generation nameplate, with GM set to launch an all-new second generation for the 2023 model year. Now, according to GM Authority sources, the entirety of 2022 Chevy Trax production in May and June of 2022 was limited to the LS trim level.
As GM Authority covered last month, the remaining available orders for the 2022 Chevy Trax are currently limited to the LT trim level, which means that the base-level LS is no longer available to order. The reason behind this is that all 2022 Chevy Trax models produced at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea during the months of May and June were the base-level LS trim. As it turns out, the trim level constraint was the result of a short-term shortage in components required to build the up-level LT trim level. With those components now back in hand, production has shifted from the LS trim back to the LT trim.
As covered previously, the production mix for the 2022 Chevy Trax going forward will remain 80-percent all-wheel drive variants, with the remaining 20 percent equipped with front-wheel drive. Pricing for the 2022 Chevy Trax LT starts at $24,395, while the base-level LS previously started at $22,595.
Looking ahead, production of the 2022 Chevy Trax will come to an end later this year, finally putting to rest the first-gen crossover introduced in 2013. The Chevy Trax was first launched in the U.S. market in 2015. The next-generation Chevy Trax will debut around the same timeframe as production stoppage for the first-generation model. The new model will compete in the entry-level small SUV segment, and is most likely the same Chevy crossover coupe which GM Authority exclusively reported on earlier in 2022.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Trax is motivated by the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LE2 gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.