Chevy Trax Production Ended In South Korea4
Production of the 2022 Chevy Trax crossover has ended at the GM Bupyeong plant located in Incheon, South Korea.
As GM Authority reported in October, production of the 2022 Chevy Trax ended on November 30th, 2022. The Chevy Trax arrived in the U.S. market for the 2015 model year, but previously launched in other markets for the 2013 model year.
The 2022 Chevy Trax is equipped with the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LE2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Output is directed through the GM six-speed automatic transmission, with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on hand to put it to the pavement. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Trax rides on the GM Gamma II platform.
Through the 2021 calendar year, Chevy Trax sales fell nearly 60 percent year over year, whereas segment sales increased by nearly 10 percent.
GM has since unveiled the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax, pulling the sheets on the next-gen entry-level crossover in October. Updates include all-new styling, as well as new dimensions that are longer, lower, and wider than the model that came before it.
The cabin of the 2024 Chevy Trax is also roomier, offering an extra 3 inches of rear legroom and a 12-percent increase in cargo capacity. Motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, the same powerplant cradled by the Chevy Trailblazer LS and LT trim levels. Engine output is rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the front axle by way of the GM six-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin, the 2024 Chevy Trax rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Pricing starts at $21,495.
As GM Authority exclusively reported late in November, production of the 2024 Chevy Trax is set to begin in February of the 2023 calendar year. Production will take place in South Korea, but for the moment, it is unknown which South Korean production facility will build it.
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I don’t understand why GM doesn’t use the 1.3L turbo with 155 horsepower. It out performs the 1.2L and supposedly gets better gas mileage. They are both 3 cylinder so there shouldn’t be that much of a cost difference.
Dusty – absolutely agree!! Not much of a cost, weight, or fitment difference! If GM put the 1.3L in the Trax & offered it w/ AWD, they’d have a runaway success!
And while GM is at it, also offer AWD in the Trax. Could be a a basic AWD like in the current Trax. I’ve read that GM is too worried about Trax AWD sales hijacking Trailblazer AWD sales; hence no AWD offering for the Trax.
I do like the look of the new Trax though!
I noticed that this 1.2L proposed engine has much longer stroke, than its bore. Therefore, lots more torque for its displacement. Not sure why this particuar engine, but I suspect gas mileage pluses, or that the 1.2L engine shop has too much unused production capacity.