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.
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.