GM has announced the launch of the all-new second-generation 2024 Chevy Trax in the Philippines in partnership with Chevrolet Philippines’ longtime ally The Covenant Car Company, Inc. or TCCCI.
The 2024 Chevy Trax not only launches the vehicle’s heavily overhauled second generation but includes unique features and a trim level not found in the U.S. for its Philippines debut.
Heavily reworked and enlarged somewhat from the affordable compact crossover’s first generation, the 2024 Chevy Trax comes in three trim levels for its Philippines release, including the base LT, the Redline, and the range-topping RS.
The mid-level Redline trim for the Philippines “showcases a more gritty look” according to Chevrolet. The trim level rides on 18-inch wheels like the RS trim, an inch bigger than the standard 17-inch wheels on the base LT. It features red and black accents, a Jet Black interior colorway with two-tone seats, an 8-way power adjustable driver seat, an 11-inch touchscreen, and a power liftgate.
GM says the advanced technology and modern design aesthetic of the Trax will help differentiate it from its numerous compact crossover competitors in the Philippine market.
Like its US counterpart, the Philippine Trax is equipped as standard with the Chevy Safety Assist package (RPO code PED) with the following included content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Automatic Emergency Braking (UHY)
- Front Pedestrian Braking (UKJ)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
- Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
- Forward Collision Alert (UEU)
- IntelliBeam (TQ5)
As is the case for the U.S. variant, the Philippines version of the 2024 Chevy Trax is powered by a single powertrain option, specifically the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine. This engine develops a maximum of 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.
Output reaches the front wheels of the 2024 Trax through the GM six-speed automatic transmission. Structure is provided for the crossover by the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Production takes place at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea, the same factory that produces the 2024 Chevy Trax for the North American market.
The Philippines arrival of the 2024 Chevy Trax apparently heralds the start of a strong GM marketing push in the island nation. As CEO and president of TCCCI-Chevrolet Philippines Alberto Arcilla remarks, the Trax “ushers in a new wave of modern Chevy models which are sure to be compelling choices for new car buyers because of their advanced technologies, stylish designs, and overall brand pedigree.”