Chevrolet’s redesigned Trax subcompact crossover has been caught testing for the first time -- at General Motors’ proving grounds in Milford, Mich. The Trax was freshened in 2017 and will be overhauled for 2020. It will ride on either GM’s Gamma-2 or VSS-S platform, which will also spawn a GMC variant. The next-generation Trax is expected to be larger inside and out, addressing a criticism of the current model. It is expected to adopt styling cues from the all-new Chevy Blazer crossover and feature a more tapered roofline. Analysts expect it to continue offering a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, although horsepower will likely rise, with a six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission. U.S. sales of the Trax rose 27 percent in the first half of 2018.
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