The Chevrolet Trax is due in the UK in early 2013, with an expected entry price of sub £14,000.
The compact SUV has a foot print of 4,248 mm in long by 1,776 mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,555 mm, which is slightly longer than a Nissan Juke. With the seats up, the boot can carry 358 litres of cargo. There are total of eight seating combinations available, including a 60/40 split rear seat and a front passenger seat which can be folded flat which increases the maximum load space to 1,370 litres.
The Trax engine comprises three engines – a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol unit, a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a 1.7 litre turbo-diesel engine. The 1.4L turbo petrol engine is only available as an AWD (4x4) system and outputs 140 hp, producing a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The AWD system is also available on the 1.7 litre diesel unit.
The 1.7 diesel engine (available in manual with either 2WD or AWD all-wheel-drive) will output 130 hp and produce a maximum torque of 300 Nm. Available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission (not available with AWD). CO2 emissions for the 1.7L diesel engine are 120g/km. All powertrains with manual transmission come with Start/Stop functionality.
There will be a choice of two trim levels for the Trax which is set to rival Nissan’s Juke. The LS trim level features 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, remote central locking, rear parking sensors, front fog lights and auto headlights together with Bluetooth compatibility.
The LT trim level adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear parking camera, light-sensitive rear view mirror and leather steering wheel and gear knob, as well as the Chevrolet Mylink infotainment system as standard. Mylink allows content from smartphones to be viewed on seven-inch colour TFT screen. A dedicated navigation app is available to download onto compatible smartphones displaying the route from the smartphone onto the system’s touch-screen.Published 29 September 2012