After Buick Encore, it is Chevrolet Trax’s turn to leave the road – L’annuel de l’automobile

After Buick Encore, it is Chevrolet Trax’s turn to leave the road – L’annuel de l’automobile


That was expected. Following last week’s announcement of Buick Encore’s production line, it is now Chevrolet that announces the end of Chevrolet Trax. GM will suspend production of two varieties manufactured in South Korea in August.

Make way for Traiblazer and Encore GX

With their longer wheels, the Encore GX and Trailblazer offer more room for the rear seats and more cargo space that is not too large from the outside.

Declining sales

U.S. Trax sales declined by 60 percent to 42,590 last year, with Trailblazer volume doubling to 90,161, according to Vehicle News and Data Center Surveys. US Encore shipments decreased by 52% to 20,072 units, while the Encore GX rate increased by 59% to 71,247 units. Trax and Encore sales reached a peak of over 100,000 in 2019, when Trax finished second with Encore third in the sub-division of the SUV, behind the best-selling Subaru Crosstrek.

Trax and Encore hit the road in 2013 and led the area for several years. Trax remained in the top four until last year, when Trailblazer climbed to number 3 and surpassed Trax by more than 47,000 cars. Encore remained in the top 4 until 2020, when Encore GX launched. Encore was Buick’s best-selling brand from 2015 to 2020, when Encore GX sold its predecessor for approximately 3,000 cars. In 2021, GX defeated Encore by more than 50,000 cars.

With information from Vehicle News

Benoit Charette

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Benoit Charette / Owner and editor Benoit Charette has been working in automotive journalism for 30 years. He is the founder, owner and editor-in-chief of L’Annuel de l’automobile, which he has published since 2001. He co-produced RPM and RPM + programs. on V and Legends of the road on History. On radio since 1986, he runs the Ça tenu route route and participates for the second year in the Passion Auto program on RDS as well as setting up the official L’Annuel de l’automobile website online at annualauto.