Chevy plans new Trax subcompact crossover for 2023
months later Chevy drops the current Trax subcompact crossover, the brand will launch a new Trax.
Chevy confirmed Friday that production of the current model will end at the end of this year. AutoForecast Solutions expects production to wrap in November.
The new model, like the current version, will be a small, entry-level gas-powered crossover, Chevy spokeswoman Kellie Van Maele said.
Chevy plans to unveil the new Trax this year, with production expected to begin in the first half of next year, she said.
US Trax sales reached 5,801 in the first quarter, down 66% from a year earlier. The Trax ranked 15th out of 21 subcompact crossovers last quarter, according to the Automotive News Research & Data Center.
Automotive News announced in March that General Motors cease the Trax and Buick Encore subcompact crossovers, citing AutoForecast Solutions. Both crossovers are built in South Korea and overlap with slightly larger siblings in the subcompact segment: the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, which went on sale in 2020.
Chevy did not specify where the new Trax will be built, but LMC Automotive, a forecasting company, expects production to remain in South Korea.