Chevrolet launches its new compact SUV Trax in the UK
|   Monday, August 27, 2012
Chevrolet is a company which has a vast amount of knowledge regarding what SUVs are all about and within the next few months the company is set to launch the all new Trax at the Paris Motor Show 2012.

The Trax is a mini SUV and it showcases Chevrolet's entry into the highly competitive compact SUV segment. The Trax is set to be on offer alongside its larger cousin, the Chevrolet Captiva. Chevrolet is known to produce reputable SUVs since 1937 and the Trax has high hopes riding on it.


The Trax is a modern day fuel efficient, highly spacious vehicle which performs like a sedan but offers space as that of an SUV. The car is an all wheel drive and it offers a 2,555 m wheelbase which is sufficiently large for a compact SUV. The smart aerodynamics and designing of the car enables it to handle efficiently and the car is surprisingly agile for an SUV.

Due to its smart exterior designing, the Trax is easily recognizable as a Chevy and the car has a comfortable seating position as compared to its elder sibling, the Captiva. The car is great for off road activities and it performs generously well on the dirt track.

The Trax is set to be available in a variety of engine specimens, the primary one for the European market is set to be powered by a 1.4 L turbo charged gasoline engine producing a maximum of 140 KW and 200 Nm of torque. Apart from the gasoline engine, the Trax will also be available in a 1.7 L turbo charged diesel version and both the versions feature all wheel drive technology connected to an advanced six speed manual transmission.

The diesel engine produces a maximum of 130 HP with a maximum of 300 NM torque production. All versions of the Trax are set to be fitted with an automatic start/stop technology, which aims at conserving fuel by switching off the engine and automatically starting it when needed.

The Trax has a sophisticated interior that has the presence of a neat cluster of digital and analogue displays. Apart from this the Trax has ample storage space and leg room apart from a massive 358 L trunk. The vehicle also has sliding trays under the seats as well as under the center stack. Storage space can also be increased on request during purchase.

The rear seat of the Trax can be folded to increase storage space when needed and the car is available with the option of carrying eight people. The Trax is equipped with Chevrolet's innovative My Link technology which allows external plug in devices. The car also has a 7 inch full touch display and it allows your smart phone to connect to the car's internal system and hence you can browse the contents of the phone from the car.

The Trax is installed with a variety of safety features like advanced traction control, ABS, electronic brake assistance, hill descent control and trailer stability control. The Trax is set to be Chevrolet's flag bearer in the compact SUV segment and it is set to perform well in the market.
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