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Just in time for the holidays the 2015 Trax is arriving at dealerships across the nations. In case you weren't already its about time to start getting excited about the Trax, here's why.

Engineers from Chevrolet managed to squeeze in a last minute fine tune for its US debut. What they did was raid the Buick Encore's parts bin in search of a quieter ride. The front windshield, stationary glass and 3/4 glass are of the laminated sort, the dash material has also been beefed up compared to the world model. Interested Canadians don't fret you'll be saying the same upgrades.

While cheap gas may be captivating the nation currently know that its transitory. Fuel economy will continue to be a large factor in the B-segment, currently the FWD Trax is king of the castle in that regards (26 MPG city, 34 MPG highway and 29 MPG combined), however with new entrants from Jeep, Honda and Mazda arriving shortly competition is sure to become stiff. AWD drops Trax's mileage to 24 MPG city, 31 MPG highway and 27 MPG combined.

Speaking of AWD its relatively cheap compared to other GM products, at $1,500 its a box that will likely be ticked early and often in the snow belt.

Frugality and fuel economy aren't the only advantages the Trax enjoys, it pops the segments cherry by offering 4G LTE in car. Coupled with Siri Eye Free GM is banking the technology offer speaks loud and clear to a demo they're hoping to reach exclusively through internet channels.

Lastly, the Trax will show up with a fully vested accessory list. Because it's already operating in 66 other markets GM has ample selection to pick and choose. Expect luggage carriers, kayak carriers, bike mounts and Thule roof boxes.

Excited yet?
 

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Not sure what else they will be able to do to the trax to keep it competitive, they might have to wait for a mid cycle refresh for whenever that's scheduled to happen to push for it to happen sooner.
 

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Not sure what else they will be able to do to the trax to keep it competitive, they might have to wait for a mid cycle refresh for whenever that's scheduled to happen to push for it to happen sooner.
hes not saying it will be uncompetitive.
 

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Yea, i think the Trax will be competitive. I also think that it will benefit a bit simply from being the newest thing on the market, at least for a very short time. There are many competitors releasing vehicles into that same segment.
 

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Yea, i think the Trax will be competitive. I also think that it will benefit a bit simply from being the newest thing on the market, at least for a very short time. There are many competitors releasing vehicles into that same segment.
I don't think it gets to enjoy that advantage for even a minute. Renegade will release in Jabuary and the HR-V shortly there after. The serious shopper knows this, those deadset on Chevy were always going to buy Chevy regardless...
 

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Okay maybe it has to share the 'new' thing with the Renegade and the HR-V, but it still will be newer than what's on the market now. I do agree that it won't be the biggest effect. I guess that most of that benefit is just from people who have been waiting for the release of the vehicle, like you said.
 

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I don't think it gets to enjoy that advantage for even a minute. Renegade will release in Jabuary and the HR-V shortly there after. The serious shopper knows this, those deadset on Chevy were always going to buy Chevy regardless...
exactly
once those models get released things could go downhill for Chevy, getting first time Chevrolet buyers to the Trax will only get harder
 

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Seems like depending on how things go this year maybe if by the end of the year Trax sales aren't where they should be Chevrolet might make more moves on the Trax to keep it in the green.
 

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I don't think its fair to say things will go downhill for Chevy once stiff competition hits the market. There are still plenty of shoppers in this country who buy GM out of loyalty, and even that its completely unfair to attribute sales simply to loyalty. All reports from Canada and abroad point to a competent little vehicle.

I spent time with the Encore as well and was thoroughly impressed...
 

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Good point.
At least they have that going for them.
We'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out for them.
 
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