Chevrolet Trax all set for world premiere in Paris
- Trax boasts true Chevrolet SUV looks
- Modern, well-organized and flexible interior
- Choice of three engines: 1.4L turbo, 1.6L gasoline engine, 1.7L
- On-demand all-wheel drive system for off-road adventures
- Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system to feature navigation app
2012-08-13 -- It is fair to say that Chevrolet knows a little about
SUVs, having invented the class over 75 years ago with the
introduction of the Suburban Carryall in 1935. In just a few weeks'
time, the all-new Chevrolet Trax will celebrate its world premiere at
the Paris motor show on September 27, representing Chevrolet's first
entry to the fast growing small SUV segment. Trax will round out
Chevrolet's offer of stylish SUVs alongside Captiva.
"For many decades, Chevrolet has been known for its dependable
and capable SUVs. Trax will deliver on all of the traditional
Chevrolet values and more. It is a modern, highly versatile yet
fuel-efficient small SUV, offering car-like handling and all-wheel
drive," said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of
Chevrolet Europe. "Trax is the modern expression of one of
Chevrolet's core competencies, which is building and selling great
SUVs," Docherty said.
Measuring 4,248 mm in length, and featuring a width of 1,776 mm and a
wheelbase of 2,555 mm, Chevrolet's new small SUV sports powerful body
lines that convey agility and movement. With the golden bowtie
separating the upper from the lower port of its prominent front
grille, Trax can immediately be identified as a member of the
Three fuel-efficient engines and on-demand AWD system
Trax has sufficient space to accommodate five persons in a comfortable
high seating position. It will deliver car-like handling while also
enabling off-road capability when needed.
The engine line-up will include a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline unit, a
1.6L gasoline engine as well as a 1.7L turbo-diesel engine. The 1.4L
turbo gasoline engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission,
cranks out 140 hp (103 kW) and produces a maximum torque of 200 Nm.
The AWD system is available on variants that come with the 1.4L turbo
gasoline or the 1.7L diesel engine.
The 1.7L diesel engine will deliver a power output of 130 hp (96 kW)
and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. All powertrains with manual
transmission come with Start/Stop functionality. Both the 1.7L diesel
and the 1.4L* turbo gasoline engine will also be offered with a
six-speed automatic transmission.
Cabin offers unique storage flexibility and connectivity
Inside, Trax delivers a message of clean sophistication that is
complemented by useful convenience features such as a cluster
combining digital readouts with analogue displays.
Storage amenities in the new Trax are plentiful. Besides a 358L trunk,
they include various bins above and on both sides of the center stack,
as well as an available under pass seat tray. Further stowage can be
made available under the cargo floor.
In addition to a 60/40 split rear seat, Trax boasts a front passenger
seat which can be folded flat, offering additional flexibility in the
segment. A total of eight seating combinations can be selected.
Upper trims will be equipped with Chevrolet MyLink as standard.
Chevrolet MyLink is an infotainment system that aggregates content
from smartphones onto a seven-inch, high resolution, full color
touch-screen display. As of this winter, MyLink will feature a
navigation app which can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones. It
will project the route calculated by the smartphone onto the system's
An array of standard passive and active safety systems will ensure
that occupants are effectively protected in the event of an accident.
Trax will be equipped with six airbags, Electronic Stability Control
(ESC) including Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control (TC), an
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution.
Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) are
standard on LT trim vehicles.
*to be introduced later in 2013
Technical data preliminary (status: August 2012)
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