Development of the next generation Chevy Trax is underway and a prototype was spied undergoing winter testing in Northern Europe. Details are vague as we had to use Google translate on a Spanish automotive news site, but Motor.es did provide us with a gallery of high quality images.
Said to be testing its production ready bodywork, we get a very close look at the vehicle’s front facia and a bit of its grille, which looks markedly different than the usual horizontal slats. On either side are headlamps consisting of three light units, though these were said to be temporary fixtures.
Moving to the rear, Chevy seems to have kept the vertically stacked taillights that are slightly staggered, but with a more circular shape compared to what we have in the outgoing model. Much of the vehicle is hidden under a layer of camouflage, so its hard to make out the test mule’s general bodyline though from what we can see, it looks very similar to its predecessor.
The new Trax’s exterior style elements should take after Chevy’s new design philosophy, meaning future models that are revealed before the Trax could give us hints as to what the production model could look like. While we don’t have a set release date yet, a good guess from the publication places it in the second half of next year.