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Kez Casey | Feb, 11 2016 | 6 Comments

An updated version of the Chevrolet Trax has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, hot on the heels of the related Opel Mokka X that will debut as part of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

For Australian consumers it provides the best look yet at what we can expect from an update to the Holden Trax, although Holden is yet to confirm the update for this market.

Starting at the front bumper, Chevrolet has penned a new dual-port grille that slots into the range with familiar cues drawn from the new Malibu and SS (nee Commodore) sedans. Wider, slimmer headlights and a new bonnet and front guard design complete the sharper front end look.

At the rear, the Trax wears a reprofiled rear bumper that loses some (but not all) of its black cladding, with a more defined outboard edge and picks up a wider lower insert to emphasise width. New tail-light lenses and a chrome number plate garnish complete the look.

Inside the Trax benefits from a redesigned dashboard, styled for a more premium appearance, but dropping the upper glovebox and dash-top storage in the process. The instrument panel also comes in for a tweak with a new analogue speedo joining the tacho alongside a large digital display.

A 7.0 inch MyLink infotainment system stars yet again, but adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot. Keyless entry and start has also been added to the available features list.

Safety gets a boost with the addition of blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning. All models also feature 10 airbags as standard.

Overseas the Trax comes in three trim levels - LS, LT and a new Premier model that replaced the LTZ (Aussie fans will of course note that there’s nothing new about the Premier name at all, having been used by Holden from the late 1960s until 1980).

Unlike Holden Trax however, the Chevrolet Trax is available with optional all-wheel-drive and the entire range is fitted with the 1.4 litre turbo four-cylinder engine of Australia’s Trax LTZ, producing 102kW and 200Nm in North America (1kW less than Australia).

Update: Holden has confirmed that updated Trax will make its way to Australia down the track, but at this stage wasn't able to give a timeline for the revised model's arrival.

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