The 2024 Chevy Trax is now being built at its own assembly plant in South Korea, GM Authority has learned.
GM has shifted production of the next-generation Chevy Trax to a new facility because it expects high demand for its affordable crossover, especially in the North American countries of the U.S. and Canada.
The previous generation of the Chevy Trax, which ended with the 2022 model year, was produced at the GM Bupyeong Plant in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea. It was produced alongside the Buick Encore, which also ended production in the same model year with the 2022 Buick Encore.
After production of the 2022 Chevy Trax wrapped up on November 30th, 2022 and brought the first generation of the Trax to an end, GM skipped the 2023 Chevy Trax model year entirely. However, The General decided to launch the nameplate’s second generation with the currently available, fully overhauled 2024 Chevy Trax.
GM is now producing the 2024 Trax at the GM Changwon Plant in order to meet its high worldwide sales expectations. The first units rolled off the production line on February 24th, 2023. The Changwon Plant was formerly used to build the now-discontinued Chevy Spark, which ended production with the 2022 model year.
GM is planning to produce and ship 184,000 Chevy Trax units to the U.S. during 2023. The first shipment of 5,000 Trax crossovers left Korea for America in early March, 2023. The vehicle will sell in the affordable new vehicle market where relatively few competing models are currently offered by other automakers.
The 2024 Chevy Trax is already a best-seller in South Korea. GM Authority has exclusively discovered full pricing information for the crossover, including options and packages. The base 1LS trim starts at an MSRP of $21,495 including destination freight charge. The General will allocate Chevy Trax units to dealerships based on previous Chevy Cruze sales, previous Chevy Trax sales, and competitor performance in the dealer’s local market.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Trax boasts a more spacious interior than the preceding model, offering an extra 3 inches of rear legroom and a 12 percent increase in cargo capacity. An 8-inch diagonal infotainment screen is standard on the base trim level, while higher trims feature an 11-inch screen.
The turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine provides motivation to the 2024 Chevy Trax, developing 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The GM VSS-F vehicle set provides structure under the body panels.