One of Chevrolet’s highlights at Chicago is the facelifted Trax which thanks to styling elements borrowed from the Cruze, Malibu and Volt, looks as modern as ever.
Displayed at the show in a dark grey shade, the car’s new components are easy to spot, particularly the reshaped headlights, a number of chrome touches and the dual port front grille. Individual fog lights are also found up front within a matte black plastic housing, mimicking the look of the wheel arches and black side skirts.
In the cabin, the refreshed Trax includes a 7-inch MyLink color touchscreen, redesigned gauge cluster with a digital center display and a selection of Galvano chrome touches.
While the interior and exterior tweaks are noticeable, an improved selection of active safety features really set the new car apart from the outgoing model. Such new technologies include Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and a Lane Departure Warning. Ten airbags also come standard, as does a rearview camera.
Power for the 2017 Trax continues to come from a 138 hp (140 PS) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm), 1.4-liter turbo’d four-cylinder.