Chevrolet is introducing the 2017 version of the rax, one of the most popular small SUV`s available in the US. The new Trax features a new design, technological improvements and also some engine tweaks.
In terms of design, a new grille and headlamps echo the styling elements seen in new Chevrolet models such as the Malibu, Cruze and Volt. Trax LS models feature new halogen reflector headlamps and uplevel LT and new Premier models have halogen projector headlamps with LED signature lighting. Chrome also accents the outboard fog lamp bezels.
At the rear is a new fascia and dual taillamps, with the Premier model featuring LED signature lighting. The Premier is also offered with new 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside the car we have a new modified instrument panel. The redesigned center instrument panel features greater visibility of a new 7-inch-diagonal MyLink color touch screen. Premier models are offered with contrasting-color instrument panel trim that matches their leatherette seating trim. Also new for 2017 is the instrument cluster, which features a new gauge display with prominent analog speedometer and tachometer readouts along with digital displays from the standard driver information center.
The 2017 Trax offers a new 7-inch diagonal infotainment system designed to support the latest connectivity technologies, including available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, ready to host up to 7 connections.
New active safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning. Trax also features 10 standard air bags.
Returning for 2017 is the Trax’s Ecotec 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) available between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm.