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GM has revealed the 2017 Chevy Trax refresh online ahead of its live debut at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.
The changes aren't drastic, but there are noticeable changes in terms of appearance and added technology.

The most visible change is to the front end. The grille has been changed to the dual port grille that is found on most other Chevy vehicles. If you get the LT or Premier trim level, the front end will also come with halogen projector headlamps with LED signature lights. The premier trim level also comes with big 18-inch wheels.

Moving to the inside of the Trax, the centre stack has been revised. There is a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen that is tilted toward the driver. The Premier Trax model gets a contrasting-color instrument panel trim that matches the leatherette color of the seats. The instrument cluster also has received a revision and now includes an analog speedometer and tachometer along with a digital display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are installed.

The singular engine option remains unchanged -- just the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.





 

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Really liking the new dash layout, not so much the exterior. Reminds me of a Ford Escape. Wonder why the Buick's 158hp turbo is still not available. >:D
 

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Cool. I like the inside vents, analog speedometer and the front end slopes down like the encore. Unfortunately I just bought a 2016 one and I don't plan on buying another Trax for probably another 5 years or more. I plan on sticking with the Trax for many years and with future models. The Trax fits me perfectly.
 

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Wonder if they will offer the base model in Orange Rock Metallic. I think the base model customers ( me ) would have really liked having that color choice available. >:D
 

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I like my red vehicles, I think if I do decide to sell or trade my 15, I will buy a red 17.
How have you found maintaining red to be? A lot of people say they can dull out quite a bit over time and more care is needed to keep it looking good.
 

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I find red to be one of the easiest colors to own, as long as it doesn't have a metallic in it, you can hide scratches and chips easily, they are almost invisible when touched up correctly.

If you let old red paint go it will get chalky (white haze)but with a little rubbing the chalky color comes out, on the new cars you have to at least polish the clear coat to keep it from cracking once it starts to crack on any color it can crack to the point of flaking off.

A few years ago I picked up a red 91 Miata that lived most of its life in southern California, it still had the original color on it after rubbing on it the color came back.

A few spots needed to be touched up I used the original touch up and the spots were almost invisible.

I have bought many cars not all of them were red, but when I have a choice of color I seem to gravitate to red, it catches the eye and they are easier to sell because they will get noticed first.

<(THE CORVETTE IN THE PIC HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A CADILLAC ATS COUPE, in red of course.)
 

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I would like to see it in orange rock metallic too but I doubt it'll be aviavlbe with the base model. Don't mind moving up a trim or two for a nice color and a set of halogen projector headlamps with LED signature lights.
 

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I like the changes. Sloped & narrower appearing front end; not as boxy looking. Wish it had multi color ambient lighting in the interior, but I think the changes are a big improvement. Got rid of those bizarre narrow vertical cubby holes, changed shape of glove box, vents, cluster, etc, & looks like the ports (2 usb & 1 aux?) in this model are now relocated under the air control knobs. Jealous of this as my cords are always dangling out of an open glove box..such an odd place. Not big on the double-bubble tail lights, but all the changes definitely make the Trax more modern looking imo.
 

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For a refresh, its great. I'm sure when they completely redesign it next year (I think) it will see some great improvements too.

I'm happy with the grille change. It just looks a little less common now.
 

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For a refresh, its great. I'm sure when they completely redesign it next year (I think) it will see some great improvements too.

I'm happy with the grille change. It just looks a little less common now.
Not only less common but it makes the Trax feel a bit more premium, which makes getting one for the price its at even more rewarding. Another perk is the chance they'll attract more younger people.
 

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I was never too crazy about the look of the Trax, but I am very impressed with the way mine runs, for that I can forgive its looks.

I have plans on trading in the Trax for a Miata so far I'm not getting the offers that I expected when I get my offer I will trade it in.
 

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Going from a C7 corvette to a Cadillac ATS doesn't make sense either but I did that.

I only need light duty hauling, I don't haul long distances, I can get away with a used vehicle that I can buy cheap.

Someone like me who has own over 500 cars in his 67 years likes to change cars, I only did it with new cars starting in the 2000's before then I didn't have the funds to do it with new.

I bought one car at a time at first, then I bought groups of cars repairing them one at a time, then selling them as they were finished for a modest profit then moving on to the next.
I did this to support myself and I enjoyed every car I owned.

I forgot to mention I did trade the Trax on a Miata the Trax now belongs to Scott Mazda in Allentown Pa.
 
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