General Motors has revealed a freshened-up version of its 2024 Chevrolet Trax, which is slightly bigger and remains the most affordable base-level SUV of its lineup. This new subcompact is much more sophisticated and sleek than the other chunky monkey SUVs it’s competing against. It also tacks on new features.
The only major thing this automaker has dropped from this SUV is its price, as the starting price comes out to $21,500 (plus destination fee), which is a couple hundred below the cost of the current Trax SUV. All versions of this vehicle, including the high-end RS models, will come out with figures below $25,000, according to executives from GM. This is considered dirt cheap nowadays, as the average price for a vehicle today is nearly $47,000 (plus destination fee).
According to Edmunds, there has been a spike in affordable SUVs, those with prices close to the upcoming Chevy model.
While the North American car market has moved significantly towards SUVs, these vehicles still have a higher price tag than regular cars. That’s why compacts like the Trax are perfect for car shoppers who need extra storage space and a high seating position without paying a hefty price.
The reveal of the newest Trax SUV comes just weeks after the company presented the $30,000 (plus destination fee) Chevrolet Equinox EV. This electric SUV will be one of the most affordable SUVs on the market, which according to company executives, serve as proof that GM’s Chevrolet brand aims to bear its position at the cost-effective bottom end of the car market, even as other competitors offer base models for a significantly higher cost.
The 2024 Trax will get its gears going thanks to a 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, which will produce 137 horsepower and will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It will also come solely with a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system.
GM’s scheme of bringing in two budget-friendly SUVs in this segment is comparable to other car companies, like Hyundai with its FWD Venue or even the slightly more expensive AWD Kona.
The Trax and Trailblazer share several inner workings, which include the 3-cylinder engine. Both SUVs will be produced at the same South Korean GM factory. The Trax is a bit longer and lower. It measures 11 inches longer and nearly two inches wider than the current Trax. It can also be had in available RS versions with snazzier design features, such as unique wheels and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. There are additional design elements and other added features, such as heated front seats, but performance is relatively the same as the other Trax models.
The automaker also glories in the Trax’s optional features like active cruise control, which automatically keeps a safe distance from other cars on the highway, a system one would typically find on more expensive vehicles. Active noise cancellation will also serve as a standard on every Trax SUV. This feature implements inaudible sound waves made possible by the vehicle’s stereo speakers that offset some noises like those from the tires and engine.
The 2024 Chevrolet Trax will be on sale in the spring of 2023. When the time comes to purchase this model, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide variety of vehicles from this brand that ranges in different shapes and sizes.
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