Chevrolet Trax gets updated for 2017 model year image

Without taking the roads of a proper facelift, the 2017 model year Chevrolet Trax has been refreshed in the United States, with various tweaks to the design or technology.

Chevrolet’s smallest crossover has for the 2017 MY an updated front end with tweaked headlights and grille to better fall in line with the latest styling language depicted on the new generations of the Volt, Cruze, and Malibu. According to Steve Kim, the Trax’s designer, the changes bring a “more sculptural, sophisticated design” owing to the dual port grille and stylish headlamps. LS grade models will also have new halogen reflector headlamps and if you go up to the LT or Premier trims you’ll be treated to halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Other stylistic modifications include chrome additions to the fog lamp bezels, a slightly updated rear bumper, and a new design for the taillights; while the new 18-inch alloys for the Trax Premier complete the exterior changes.

The cabin now boasts a refreshed dashboard with a seven-inch MyLink touchscreen for the infotainment system that brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi hotspot. A new Galvano chrome trim can be added and the Premier versions will have a contrasting instrument panel trim matching the leatherette seating trim. Safety is also well represented:S ide Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning, ten airbags and a rearview camera. The powertrain has been left unchanged, featuring the same turbocharged 1.4-liter engine with 138 horsepower (102 kilowatts) and 148 pound-feet (200 Newton meters) of torque that is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Trax will debut officially during the Chicago Auto Show this week and will reach dealerships this fall.