The new Chevrolet Trax is available to acquire at a starting price of just £15,495 on-the-road. The Trax could be availed in two trim levels and in three engine options. It could also be availed either with a front or all-wheel-drive. The Trax is tagged as having an SUV style without SUV running costs, and is available at an extremely competitive price point.
The range-starting front-wheel-drive LS is powered by a 115PS 1.6 engine and features Stop-Start technology, 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, ESC and cruise control. It also features electric front windows, a trip computer, automatic headlamps and privacy glass, as well as front fog lamps, roof rails, daytime running lights, reverse parking sensors, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth and Hill Start Assist. The LS has a starting price of £15,495.
The LT variant, meanwhile, features the same standard specs as the LS, but boasts of Chevrolet’s MyLink Connected Radio with 7-inch color touch screen display and steering wheel audio controls with Siri speech recognition. It also features 18-inch alloys, Hill Descent Control, an electro-chromatic self-dipping rear view mirror, smart skid plates and door sills and a leather-trimmed steering wheel as well as rear parking camera, electric rear windows and a full feature Driver’s Information Centre.
The LT variant could be availed with a number of engine and transmission options – a 115PS 1.6 petrol and a 140PS 1.4 turbo petrol both with Stop-Start technology, and a 130PS 1.7-liter VCDi common-rail diesel with either automatic or manual transmission, with the latter featuring Stop-Start as standard. Both the 1.4 Turbo and 1.7 VCDi models could be availed with all-wheel-drive. The LT variant has a starting price of £17,495.
Chevrolet’s new Trax measures 4,248-mm long, 1,776-mm wide, and 1,674-mm high. The Trax will energize the small SUV segment with its choice of 3 fuel-efficient engines, its inspired styling, and its responsive and sporty ride characteristics.
The Chevrolet Trax expresses movement and athletic agility from every angle. Its golden bowtie separates its upper port from the lower port of its front grille, making it instantly recognizable as a Chevrolet. Moreover, its hood’s subtle centerline crease and its detailed halogen headlamps contribute to its dynamic look.
While Trax has an exterior that features a planted stance and powerful body lines, its engineers and designers also made sure that this exterior is also aerodynamically refined. What’s more, its rearward swept roofline, integrated roof spoiler, and fascia-mounted air dam all contribute to the Trax's aerodynamic efficiency. Wheels are available in 16 or 18 inches.
Furthermore, the small SUV has an array of active and passive safety systems ensuring that unexpected developments result to as little damage as possible to passengers. And aside from a unibody structure that consists of high-strength steels, the Trax also has a releasable pedal assembly, six standard airbags, and 3-point seatbelts on all its seats.
The vehicle also comes with Electronic Stability Control that includes Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, and Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution. Additionally, Hill Descent Control comes standard on all LT trim vehicles.