While the 2025 Chevy Trax will introduce flex-fuel capability to the second-generation subcompact crossover in the U.S., this feature will not be added to 2025 model year Trax units made available for sale in Canada, according to the latest information.
The U.S. version of the 2025 Chevy Trax will equip an engine capable of running on E85 fuel, unlike its Canadian counterpart. This will enable to use the E85 fuel mixture that utilizes a high ethanol content ranging from 51 and 83 percent, unlike the 10 percent found in regular gasoline. E85 reduces the risk of engine knock and may cut pollution but is notable for making a vehicle harder to start in the cold.
The engines used in the American and Canadian variants have different RPO codes, as the U.S.-spec Trax’s engine carries the LBP designation. However, GM says they have the same output, developing 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. All trim levels of 2025 model-year Trax crossovers will be motivated by the flex-fuel engine in the U.S. market.
Ordering for the 2025 Chevy Trax is scheduled to begin this month, with dealership orders starting first. Production of the crossover is scheduled to kick off on March 4th, and will continue to take place at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea. Prior to the launch of the crossover’s second generation with the 2024 Chevy Trax, the vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the GM Bupyeong plant, also in South Korea.
Introduction of E85 flex-fuel capability to the American model is one of a handful of changes introduced by the 2025 Chevy Trax. Additionally, it will gain two new paint colors – Cypress Gray (color code GBD) and Marina Blue Metallic (color code GKN) – while losing four others – Blue Glow Metallic (GGK), Cayenne Orange Metallic (GFQ), Fountain Blue (GLN), and Harvest Bronze Metallic (GZF). The Canadian-spec Trax receives the same paint color changes.