GM Design Team Releases Chevy Trax Sketches12
The debut of the 2024 Chevy Trax ushers in an all-new generation for the crossover, complete with new styling cues. Now, the GM Design team is showing off a few early design sketches that provided the groundwork for the latest crossover’s new face.
Recently posted to the GM Design social media feed (@generalmotorsdesign), the sketches show the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax with a heavily stylized look that follows the Bow Tie brand’s latest ICE-based design language. The look was previously used in conjunction with the Chevy Blazer crossover, and has since been adopted elsewhere in the Chevy lineup, including the Chevy Trailblazer crossover, as well as other models.
The design is characterized by a highly aggressive front fascia, with deeply angular lines and geometric shapes that seem to emphasize the crossover’s width. The lighting includes thin upper signature lines that draw the eye towards a large central front air intake, which is broken up by a horizontal dividing bar which houses the Chevy Bow Tie badge. Further lighting elements in the lower corners of the bumper add vertical styling elements to the mix, framing the grille while connecting the upper elements to the lower fascia.
The 2024 Chevy Trax is lower, longer, and wider than the previous generation crossover, and these measurements are underlined by the profile and rear styling as well. The window line appears to be chopped, with the shoulder line leading rearwards towards a dramatic rise into the rearmost pillar, enhancing the crossover’s rear haunches and lending it a sporty, aggressive demeanor. The rear hatch forms another notched angle as it leads into the lower rear bumper, with a wedge-like upper spoiler element once again adding to the performance flavoring.
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Starting at $21,495, a total of five trim levels are on offer, including LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and Activ. Each trim level offers its own unique styling enhancements. Wheel sizing ranges between 17 and 19 inches in diameter.
Sales will get underway in the spring of the 2023 calendar year.
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The final product should have been with the taillights in the sketches!
It would feel more ‘Chevy’ if they had used those lights. Makes me wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that it will become repackaged as the “GMC Granite”. That would use thicker lights.
That looks cool. The current gen Trax is a funny looking van-looking thing with tiny wheels and a high roofline. I just hope they put a “shark fin” antenna and not one of those sticks that looks like an RC toy car. I think that new Ford Bronco looks cool, but that stick antenna is the one thing that completely ruins the car for me.
It really is a nice looking vehicle, especially in the ATIV trim. It doesn’t look “entry-level.”
Wish they had used the D-pillar from the sketch. Chevy needs to kake more design risks. How best, the production model is incredibly good looking.
I see this design artist going far with GM. Very nice and realistic sketches. I hope John Cafaro takes him under his wings.
Looks like the Chinese Chevy Seeker.
Yea the front end really does but not necessarily a bad thing. Definitely a huge improvement over the current Trax.
It is the Seeker’s twin, but positioned lower than the Trailblazer. It has a lower powered engine and misses some interior appointments, but still has a lot of features for a reasonable price.
All these SUVs, crossovers and trucks appear to be members of the “black wheels matter movement” by designers. There is just no sparkle under them. Vehicles appear to be just floating down the road on a layer of blackness supporting the vehicle. Not attractive. Wheels are part of this visual movement and should not be cancelled out in a guise of blackness under an elegant shape. Maybe it is just my eye. Nice shape otherwise.
To each his own, but I don’t like chrome wheels unless it’s on a black car. Black or dark grey wheels are what I prefer. Red/blue/yellow/orange/white cars look better on black wheels in my opinion.
Nice looking vehicle but no mention of the power train. My next vehicle will be a hybrid or plug in hybrid but GM has been lagging in this area. Been a lifelong GM owner but may have to look elsewhere now!