2020 Chevrolet Trax Looks Blazer-esque Even In Full Camouflage

Even though not much is known about Chevrolet’s upcoming 2nd-gen Trax crossover, the automaker has already begun covering up prototypes and unleashing them out in public.

Compared to the current model, which received a mid-cycle update in 2016, this new Trax appears to be more aggressively-styled, with multiple body panels resembling those of the 2019 Blazer: see the “floating” A-pillar and rear door design.

A first actual look

Chevrolet sent out a teaser back in January, showcasing a brand new crossover which we had originally hypothesized could be previewing the Trax. However, that turned out to be the all-new 2020 Tracker for the Chinese market.

Moving on, we are curious to know how much Blazer tech will trickle down into its smaller sibling when it’s all said and done. So while we don’t expect to see Bowtie logo projection or an electronic locking glovebox, the all-new Trax should get Chevy’s latest infotainment system, with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple Carplay and Android Auto, to go with improved active safety systems and higher quality materials inside.

A new platform

Reports indicate that the Trax will ditch the current model’s Gamma II platform in favor of a new Vehicle Set Strategy (VSS) architecture. Any new engines will remain small in displacement and hungry for petrol, like the 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec that powers the 2019 Trax – although an electrified option is always a possibility.

Chevrolet should unveil the 2020 Trax sometime this year, sending it out to battle the likes of the Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and Nissan Kicks.

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  • Mark Collison

    Getting Citroen c4 cactus vibes

    • Mike Gonzalez

      more like Ssang Yong Tivoli LOL

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    The Trax is a piece of garbage with the lowest owner satisfaction in the entire segment.

    I hope it looks nothing like the hideous Blazer…

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      You’re all over the place, i’m just going to mute this comment, whenever you don’t provide facts about this unreliable junk.

      Thank you for your time.

    • JRP

      The new Chevrolet subcompact crossover is most likely going to be a smaller Blazer-inspired crossover called TrailBlazer.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      LOL The Blazer is widely lauded as the best looking SUV in it’s segment.

      • ErnieB

        Widely lauded Best looking SUV according to Cataract Magazine

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    GM designs are not doing too well with their SUVs

  • MarkoS

    With the redefinition of the Blazer perhaps they should call this he Chevy Jean Jacket or the Chevy Hoodie.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      good one ?????

    • Joe E

      Chevy Romper

  • Mikestroh

    Why does this prototype remind me of a Mini Cooper Clubman or something……Bleh!!!!

  • charlotteharry57

    By now, it’s common knowledge that GM is so infatuated with the “stellar” looks of the new Blazer that it intends to copy them onto BOTH the Trax and Equinox. It’s a fact and I’m LOL. Stupidity Plus. Also, that rear side pillar is HUGE. Visibility, as in the total lack thereof, must also be the new Chevy CUV way. Epic fails ahead, sorry to say.

    • Matt

      I don’t think any vehicle has failed to sell because of how big the rear pillar is. Certainly didn’t stop the last Explorer from being successful.

  • J. P.

    Looks squarish compared to the current Trax

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s a lot sqare compared to the outgoing trax that’s for sure.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    it will look similar to baojun 530

  • Noah Milne

    I thought this was a Kia Soul for a second…

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Don’t compare that reliable Korean car to that american junk

      • Matt

        Whoa don’t take it personally, what does reliability have to do with the way they look?

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          I’m just talking about the car itself, that’s all.

  • Miknik

    With the third side window covered up, it also looks a fair bit like one of those recent SsangYongs…

  • Bobby Lee

    It’s a blacked out A pillar with floating roof, not a “floating A pillar.” Are the authors even auto enthusiasts?

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