Chevrolet Trax Gets Midnight Edition Treatment
All-Black Trax LTZ Joins Colorado, Silverado, Impala in Midnight Lineup
Joining sinister versions of the Colorado, Silverado, and Impala, Chevrolet is applying its Midnight Edition treatment to the subcompact Trax crossover. Injecting some much-needed attitude into its bland-but-competent little SUV, the Midnight Edition is an option on top-spec Traxes, adding $500 to the LTZ’s $26,125 sticker.
That sum gets customers some Midnight-exclusive styling options. In the same vein as its siblings, the Trax Midnight gets blacked-out wheels, bezels (whatever those are), beltline trim, and door handles, and the rear liftgate has its chrome trim redacted in favor of the inky stuff. Some brightwork remains in the form of the Trax LTZ’s front and rear fascia skidplates, which are painted silver.
Inside, the leatherette interior gets grey seat accents, helping break up and enliven the all-black color scheme. The black floor mats receive grey piping as well.
There’s no mention of mechanical upgrades with the Midnight Edition, and at just $500 for the package, we don’t expect any. However, the Buick Encore Sport Touring, which is new for 2016, got a power boost thanks to its more-powerful 1.4L turbocharged I-4. That engine, which makes 153 hp and 177 lb-ft, is all new, sharing only its displacement with the I-4 in the Trax and lesser Encores. We’d love to see something like that under the hood of the Midnight Edition, giving the Trax a little engineering verve to back up its Darth-Vader’s-hamster appearance.
Expect the Midnight Edition Trax to hit showrooms in February.