Chevrolet Philippines has just launched the 2021 Trax and it's sporting more than just an aesthetic upgrade. In its latest update, the B-segment crossover is now called the Trax Premier and gets a lot of added safety features and cabin amenities.
The exterior of the Trax may look the same, but Chevy actually gave the crossover a more aggressive finish. For starters, it gets stylish 18-inch (16-inch on the LS) 'Aggressive Carbon Gray' alloy wheels, a blacked-out bow-tie emblem on the front grille and rear applique, as well as a 'Premier' decal on the tailgate. The automaker even installed functional crossbars on the roof that complement the roof rails.
Inside, the LT version gets an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system, along with other extra in-car features. The 7-inch MyLink infotainment system now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which makes for using mobile apps easier. The LS variant only comes with a 2-DIN sound system with CD, MP3/WMA, Aux, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity.
A cabin air ionizer keeps the inside of the vehicle free from harmful contaminants, while a 1080p dashcam with smartphone viewing ensures extra security while on the road. Finally, the Trax Premier gets a cargo tray for easier stowage of items.
Under the hood, the 2021 Trax continues to be powered by a 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged inline-four. It puts out 140 PS at 4900 – 6000 rpm along with 200 Nm of torque at 1850 – 4900 rpm. Power is then sent to a six-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels.
As mentioned earlier, both the LT and LS variants of the Trax Premier are chock-full of safety features. Aside from the usual anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, and traction/stability control, the 2021 Trax Premier now also comes with six airbags, hill-start assist, straight-line stability, hill-descent control, rollover mitigation, tire pressure monitoring system, and panic brake assist.
Available colors for the 2021 Trax Premier are Abalone White Tri-Coat, Black Meet Kettle, Pull Me Over Red, Seeker Metallic, Switchblade Silver, and Summit White.
Prices for the 2021 Trax Premiere are as follows:
1.4L Trax Premier LS A/T – PhP 1,185,888
1.4L Trax Premier LT A/T – Php 1,535,888