A next-generation model is coming soon.
Unless you are walking around a rental car lot, you aren't likely to find the 2022 Chevrolet Trax. In fact, the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer nearly doubled its outdated sibling's sales volume, selling 90,163 units in 2021 compared to 42,590 for the Trax. Admittedly, the Trax performed much better in 2019 and 2020 when it moved 116,817 and 106,299 units, respectively. Despite the Trailblazer performing well, Chevy says it makes sense to sell both subcompact SUV models. That's why the Trax will be replaced.
"Chevy can confirm that production of the current Chevrolet Trax will end in late 2022," a spokesperson confirmed. "Rest assured, Chevy does not plan to abandon the important, entry-level small SUV segment though, as we will reveal an all-new Trax later this year."
Along with the Trax, General Motors will also discontinue the Buick Encore, which shares the same platform. The Encore is effectively in the same situation as the Trax, with the much newer (and similarly named) Encore GX taking away sales. Production of the next-generation Trax is expected to begin in 2023, though it's unclear if it will spawn a new Encore.
Some rumors indicate the next-generation Trax will be a crossover "coupe" model, designed by GM's Korean division. This model should ditch the outgoing Sonic-based Gamma II platform in favor of the newer VSS-F platform, which is currently assembled in South Korea.
While we'd like to see the Trax debut with some form of electrification, this seems unlikely. The more expensive Trailblazer, which starts at $21,800, includes either a 1.2-liter or 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine. We doubt GM could package a hybrid system at a lower price, meaning it will likely arrive sporting gas engines only. The current Trax exists as a more budget-friendly option, so unless Chevy wants to change its marketing position, we doubt the new version will have anything special under the hood.