Dealers Can Order 2024 Chevy Trax, Or Use Port Consensus Model16
The all-new 2024 Chevy Trax debuts the next generation for GM’s entry-level crossover, offering up Chevy’s latest ICE-based styling, new exterior dimensions, modern infotainment features, and a turbocharged engine. As GM Authority covered late last year, GM dealers will leverage the port consensus model in order to acquire new 2024 Chevy Trax inventory. In addition, GM Authority has also learned that dealerships can place an order the new 2024 Chevy Trax.
For readers who may be scratching their head as to what these terms actually mean, the port consensus model involves GM dictating which vehicles are produced within the current set of production constraints. GM selects the trim levels and configurations that will be built, and once these new vehicles arrive at port, dealers can then select from the available models to bolster their respective inventory.
The port consensus model is different from the regular consensus model. In the regular consensus model, dealers can place a request for the vehicles it wants, specifying things like trim levels and configurations. These requests are made at regular intervals, or order cycles, also known as DOSP, and also include recommendations from GM based on market conditions. However, in a regular consensus model, the dealer makes the decision as to which trim levels and configurations it wants, which GM can then fulfill or modify as needed. Once a consensus is reached, the requested vehicles are produced and delivered.
As GM Authority covered previously, the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax will adopt a port consensus model with regard to dealer inventory allocation. Now, GM Authority has also learned that dealerships can order the Chevy Trax as well, although GM prefers the port consensus model as it allows the automaker to build very sellable units, as specified by GM’s systems.
Going forward, GM expects to ship a massive 184,000 units of the 2024 Chevy Trax to the U.S. this year.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Trax features the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, while under the skin, the GM VSS-F vehicle set provides the underpinnings. Production takes place at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea.
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Oh, OK, that’s good. I hope that means a dealer can take a customer special order as a potential sold order. Although the local Ford dealer is stuck with a Cyber Orange Bronco Sport with blue interior, and an Eruption Green one with blue interior. Customers ordered them, then backed out. Conventional wisdom states they should have both been ordered with the brown interior to complement the respective exteriors.
As for the Trax, it has been explained that the Artemis interior color is a greenish gray (at least on the Corvette). Can anyone with first hand knowledge say whether Artemis is neutral enough to complement, say, the yellow or orange exterior, or is it too green?
Ugh, Whats next, we go to the grocery store and have to select baskets of pre-selected vegetables based upon what the store is pushing.
You got that right. LOL
You might have just described a CSA.
It’s funny how port consensus worked on the Trailblazer. Some dealers got LS and LT models. Other dealers, got all RS and Activ models.
1. GM can call this a crossover all they want. It’s an economy hatchback, plain and simple. Quite frankly, all crossovers are lifted hatchbacks, but this new Trax is 4in shorter in height and 5in longer than the Trailblazer, and has .25in less ground clearance.
2. Retail customers will buy/lease these primarily because of price. Very few buyers are going to *want* one. They will buy one because it’s new with a warranty, available on the lot, and fits their budget. This isn’t an aspirational type of vehicle. It’s modern, basic transportation.
3. Fleet customers will buy these for use as rentals and company cars. They are cheap, and the hatchback access gives them an advantage for hauling work gear or allowing renters to easily load and unload luggage. It’s a no-brainer for fleet use.
4. These will end up on the pre-owned lots quickly. GM claims the new Trax will have better residual values than the prior model. That’s a very optimistic outlook on their part. Entry level car, small engine, no AWD, 3yr standard warranty, 5yr powertrain warranty, mediocre fuel economy, destined for fleets. Not a good combination for value retention.
I think GM is overestimating demand for this vehicle. No AWD no towing capability. It’s at best an entry level hatchback worth maybe $20,000.
For the about the same starting price you can get a Mazda CX30 that comes standard with all wheel drive.
This looks extremely cheap and plasticly. I would be embarrassed to ride around in something like this.
You need to see it in person…..
Sounds like a fwd station wagon?
This looks like an Equinox EV (look wise only) ??
Awesome looking vehicle🚘. Can’t wait to drive ‼️
We use both…..
Personally I am not interested in the vehicle, due to the engine and lack of AWD.
I was really interested in this until I found out no AWD, shame on you gm, All this is then is a Cruze wagon of sorts.
CHRYSLER tried this model back in the 80s-90s. they kept the factories going around the clock building less desirable vehicles, loaded up yards with excess product than pushed them hard on the dealers. not the best strategy.