With pricing starting at $23,990 for the base model Trax LS, the entrypoint to the range now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, a rear view camera and park assist as standard across the range, which also includes a mid-spec LT and range topping LTZ grade.
The LT adds keyless entry and ignition, power sunroof and digital radio, while the top-spec LTZ gets new LED rail lamps, turn signals on the side mirror casings, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, albeit for a $1600 price increase over the outgoing model.
Styling changes, which were revealed last year, mirror the American Chevrolet Trax, including a new bonnet, front bumper and more body-coloured plastics on the sides. The rear gets a more subtle makeover, with mildly revised plastics. Inside, the Trax receives a dash update with a 7-inch screen display and new instrument panel.
A 1.4L turbo engine, already available in LT and LTZ spec, is now offered in auto-equipped LS base models. The 1.8L Ecotec engine remains the sole powerplant for the LS manual.
The Trax has seen a 50.6 percent increase in sales year to date, according to the latest figures released by VFACTs. Holden Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo, believes the new Trax will continue to be popular with Australian buyers.
“The new Trax is the latest model to be released in Holden’s new product onslaught and with its advanced technology and premium design, is one I’m sure will continue to be popular with customers,” he said.
LS 1.8L manual - $23,990
LS 1.4T automatic - $26,490
LT 1.4T automatic - $28,890
LTZ 1.4T automatic - $30,490