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2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition Learns the Power of the Dark Side

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A Star Wars-inspired 2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition

The 2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition coming to dealerships in late February

In light of the Star Wars mania that is currently sweeping the nation, the 2016 Chevy Trax has apparently turned to the Dark Side [oh, uh, SPOILER ALERT!]

Today Chevrolet announced a seemingly Imperial-inspired 2016 Trax Midnight Edition, based on the LTZ trim, which features black wheels, black bezels, black beltline molding, black door handles, and a black rear license plate appliqué. Interior seats are trimmed with gray accents and the floor mats feature gray piping, much like the silver cowl of hooded dark warrior Kylo Ren.

The 2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition will hit dealerships in late February 2016, with a package price of $500. That cost is in addition to the LTZ trim’s $26,125 MSRP, along with the Trax’s standard $895 destination fee.

“Introduced just a year ago, the Trax has quickly become an important vehicle for Chevrolet, bringing in new, younger and more female buyers to the brand,” said Betsy Flegg, senior marketing manager of Chevrolet Crossovers. “The small SUV segment is the fastest growing in the industry and models such as the new Trax Midnight Edition provides customers an expressive option.”

Through the first 11 months of 2015, Chevrolet sold 57,707 Trax units, placing it second in the crossover segment with a nearly 20% market share. Overall, Chevy crossover sales rose 35% over the same period.

Though it can’t make the Kessel Run in just 12 parsecs, you’d be remiss to judge the Trax by its size, as the small SUV does boast a 34 mpg highway fuel economy rating that would put the Millennium Falcon to shame. The Trax also offers up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space (not quite enough for hauling rathtars, but roomy enough for most families needs), and available 4G LTE WiFi, which is good for connecting with people who are texting you on a Samsung Galaxy far, far away.