2017 Chevy Trax Changes

2017 is going to be a very good year for Trax.  Chevrolet has refined and updated this small crossover.  We expect America to embrace the changes and make Trax the number 1 selling compact crossover.  2017 Chevy Trax Changes include:

  • MyLink infotainment system with large color touch-screen
  • Apple car play and Android Auto will allow owners to access smartphone features like Google maps and Spotify right through their Trax’s screen display
  • Available 4G LTE (free trial included) will be able to power up to 7 devices up to 50 feet away
  • Restyled dashboard with analog tachometer and speedometer
  • Additional Chrome on the center stack
  • new front/rear facias
  • new Premium level trim
  • 2017 Chevy Trax Changes Dashboard
    2017 Chevy Trax Changes include MyLInk Infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Trax will also offer new available safety features such as:

  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross traffic alert
2017 Chevy Trax Changes
2017 Chevy Trax Changes include a new front facia.

The all new 2017 Chevrolet Trax is available for order now.  Expect to see the 2017 Chevy Trax Changes this fall.

Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet to find out more about the 2017 Chevy Trax.

2017 Chevy Trax Changes Press Release

Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Trax

Fresh design, premium interior complement safety, connectivity enhancements

CHICAGO – Building on its early success and the rapid growth of the segment, Chevrolet today introduced the 2017 Trax – a more expressive take on one of America’s best-selling small SUVs.

Contemporary design elements, including an all-new front-end appearance, and a new premium interior compose the visual updates, while new available active safety features and a new infotainment system – with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – expand its range of customer-focused technologies.

“In the fastest-growing segment, Chevrolet Trax’s momentum is sure to continue with great design enhancements, premium details, and the latest technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and four new active safety features offer customers more than most competitors – and at an entry-level price.”

With sales of 63,303 in 2015 – its first full year on the market – the Trax quickly climbed to the second-best-selling small SUV in America. It is also ranked in the top three globally, achieving more than 400,000 sales in 73 markets since its launch in late 2012. China and the United States are its top markets.

In the United States, more than half of Trax’s customers with a trade-in turned in something other than a Chevrolet. Trax also attracts nearly 60 percent female customers – the highest percentage in the brand’s entire lineup.

“With the Colorado and Trax, Chevrolet and our dealers are able to offer brand-new entries in fast-growing segments, which helps bring new customers to Chevrolet,” said Majoros. “And with other new vehicles such as the Cruze Hatchback and Bolt EV, we will continue to attract new customers to the Chevrolet franchise and continue to grow market share, as we did in 2015.”

The 2017 Trax goes on sale this fall, offered in LS, LT and new Premier trims.

Contemporary design

The Trax’s fresh, contemporary appearance reflects the modern face of Chevrolet around the globe. A new grille and headlamps echo the styling elements seen in new Chevrolet models such as the Malibu, Cruze and Volt.

“It’s a more sculptural, sophisticated design,” said Steve Kim, Chevrolet Trax designer. “There’s also a sporty streak in the new styling that speaks to the Trax’s agile, fun-to-drive personality.”

The front fascia is all-new and incorporates Chevrolet’s new proportioned dual port grille. New, sleek headlamps flow around the corners and into the front fenders. Trax LS models feature new halogen reflector headlamps and uplevel LT and new Premier models have halogen projector headlamps with LED signature lighting. Chrome also accents the outboard fog lamp bezels.

At the rear is a new fascia and dual taillamps, with the Premier model featuring LED signature lighting. The Premier is also offered with new 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Premium interior

A modified instrument panel is the foundation for the 2017 Trax’s premium interior enhancements. It interprets Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit design more expressively, with an upper dashboard hood that flows uninterrupted across the panel to enhance the perception of spaciousness.

The redesigned center instrument panel features greater visibility of a new 7-inch-diagonal MyLink color touch screen and Galvano chrome trim on the instrument panel and console contribute to the Trax’s premium ambiance. Premier models are offered with contrasting-color instrument panel trim that matches their leatherette seating trim.

“Customers will really notice the elevation in the Trax’s interior design and attention to detail,” said Kim. “It’s an environment that transcends segment boundaries, offering rich, premium appointments and seamless integration of the technologies they rely on most.”

Also new for 2017 is the instrument cluster, which features a new gauge display with prominent analog speedometer and tachometer readouts along with digital displays from the standard driver information center.

Enhanced connectivity

The 2017 Trax offers a new 7-inch diagonal infotainment system designed to support the latest connectivity technologies, including available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

With the 4G LTE connection, Trax allows passengers to connect up to seven personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless Internet. Keyless Open and Start also add to the Trax’s roster of available new technologies.

New active safety features

New active safety features are designed to help alert drivers to potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:

• Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• Forward Collision Alert
• Lane Departure Warning

Additional crash-avoidance technologies include a standard rearview camera. Trax also features 10 standard air bags.

Turbocharged performance

Returning for 2017 is the Trax’s Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at an SAE-certified 138 horsepower (102 kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Chevrolet Presents Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition to All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer

The 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Eric Hosmer, chose a Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Midnight Editi.on during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday night.

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How to find the right used car:

How to find the right used car: Don't Rule Out Ugly
How to find the right used car: Don’t Rule Out Ugly

How to find the right used car.

  • Don’t rule out ugly.

Have you ever bought an article of clothing that looks absolutely fantastic on you…but doesn’t have much hangar appeal?  The Golden Rule Try It Before You Buy It applies to cars too.  Don’t rule out a used vehicle until you’ve driven it.  After all, you are going to spend most of your time inside the vehicle driving it, not standing on the outside staring at it.

So even if the vehicle isn’t the most attractive…when you’re behind the wheel you barely see the vehicle’s exterior.

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Ok, so you might see a little of the hood…but that’s only a tiny bit.  And, how much do you really care if the tail lights look a little weird or the hub caps are the wrong shape?  What really matters is how you feel when you are driving it.  Is is comfortable?  Does it have the features you wanted?  Does it handle well?  How does driving it make you feel?

How to find the right used car:

Is it the color?

There are some folks that feel gold, white or silver metallic are conservative exterior vehicle colors.  Even if you prefer a darker color, don’t rule out a lighter shade.  The golds and silvers out there look a lot cleaner for a lot longer than dark blues and blacks.  How much money will you save if you only need to wash your car once a month instead of once a week?  Lighter color vehicle exteriors (including white) hide dirt and dust much better than their darker counterparts.  And the interiors of lighter colored vehicles remain cooler versus darker exterior colors.   

And there again, while you are driving the car you can barely see the exterior.  So if the interior is in great shape with the features you want and it drives really well… don’t rule it out just because it’s not your favorite exterior hue.

Still not 100% sure?  Ask to keep the vehicle for an extended test drive or take it overnight.  Ron Westphal Chevrolet encourages you to spend quality time in your potential new vehicle prior to your purchase.

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Traverse is number one American made vehicle

Traverse is number one American made vehicle

DETROIT — For the fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are the leaders of the Made in America Automotive Index produced by American University’s Kogod School of Business.

The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia together tied for No. 1, while 17 other General Motors vehicles ranked in the Top 10.

Traverse is number one American made vehicle
Traverse is number one American made vehicle

The index is authored by Frank DuBois, a global supply chain management expert and professor at American University in Washington, D.C. More comprehensive than other studies of its kind, the Kogod index ranks models based on seven weighted data points including several factors unaddressed by the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA), the basis for “made in America” automotive studies.

If you’re looking for your own American-made Crossover, visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s showroom for a closer look.  Or, browse online on our website.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands.

The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. was founded in 1955. Committed to the belief that profit and purpose are not at odds, Kogod believes purpose-driven individuals create sustainable organizations which shape a thriving global economy. Kogod provides graduates with a rigorous framework of business education and research to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, prepares them to work and lead in organizations across the private and public sectors spanning the globe, and to understand the broad and enduring impact organizations have on individuals and society. Kogod is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July

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