70 Percent Of Chevy Trax Buyers Opted For Front-Wheel Drive, Says GM14
GM unveiled the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax in October, introducing the second generation of the small crossover. Available next year as a 2024 model, the all-new subcompact crossover overhauls everything from the architecture, exterior, powertrain, interior, technology, and everything in between. Notably, perspective buyers will no longer be able to spec a Trax with all-wheel-drive (AWD), since the 2024 Chevy Trax will be offered exclusively in front-wheel-drive (FWD) form.
That’s an interesting departure from the current, first-generation model, which famously offers both FWD and AWD. GM Authority asked Chevy VP Scott Bell about the decision during a recent media briefing, and were told that it all came down to customer demand. Turns out that the overwhelming majority – roughly 70 percent – of those who purchased the first-generation Chevy Trax chose the front-drive model.
Those interested in a subcompact Chevy crossover with AWD will have the Chevy Trailblazer, which continues and will continue to offer the option.
The all-new 2024 Chevy Trax is set to go on sale next spring with a starting price of $21,495, Destination Freight Charge included. By comparison, the other subcompact Chevy utility – the 2023 Trailblazer – currently starts at $23,295. Despite this, GM expects a $5,000 average transaction price (ATP) difference between the two, with buyers of the Trailblazer opting for higher trim content to access features not offered on the Trax.
As a reminder, the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax will be powered by the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, the same powerplant currently found in the Chevy Trailblazer LS and LT trim levels. Output is rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair to the GM six-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the 2024 Chevy Trax will ride on the GM VSS-F vehicle set and production will take place in South Korea.
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I actually like Trax better than other Chevrolet models because it looks wagon-like & not much like a crossover or SUV.
The cars lines remind me of Buick, especially Encore, with that mini arch over the rear wheel that’s also seen on LaCrosse. It’s a nice design at a lower price.
(Again, Barra was nuts saying only 40% of GM models would overlap with product sold by Opel hence the sale. Trax, Encore, Envista/Seeker/Traverse as well as Blazer (ICE & EV) plus Envision and Chinese EVs were all perfect fits)
You know, because of the new Trax distinctive styling, larger size, and more attractive interior, the amount of people who would want AWD most definitely see an increase up to 45%.
Chevy has to keep the entry cost as low as possible as no more Spark, Sonic and Cruze.
Pickups should really be around this percentage. South of the Mason Dixon most people have zero use for 4wd/awd and trucks down here are 95% of the time an image purchase with 4wd. We don’t get inclimate weather here enough to need 4wd and most everyone doesn’t leave the pavement to need it off road, and the trade offs are so much more. Glad to see some people put an emphasis on buying what they need, truck owners could take a page from this…
Down south fwd is fine with that car. But up north it isn’t a popular choice, some people , more than you’d think, use studded tires even on awds. The port consensus builds what they want or are able to build and dealers either take it or leave it, most take them.
Eh? Up north in the suburban areas to the cities the Trax being a crossover with higher it’s ride height and more useable interior space makes up for the lack of AWD even in winter.
“ which famously offers both FWD and AWD”
“Famously” is a stretch. I keep up on vehicles a bit and had no idea it was offered. Since most Trax customers shop on price, I doubt most knew or cared either.
The updated Trailblazer is so similar, dropping AWD from the Trax doesn’t seem like a big deal though.
I bought a Trax with AWD it took me a while to even find one. I would say it’s more a case of dealers not ordering that option so they can keep lower sticker prices on the lot.
NO NO NO, I THINK ALL TRUCKS SHOULD HAVE ALL WHEEL DRIVE ESPECIALLY WHERE THEY GET ALOT OF SNOW
I love the new Trax but no AWD looking for a different car now, Quess it will be Honda hrv because it has all wheel drive !!!