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.

Chevrolet TraxChevrolet Trax

"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 Chevrolet family.

Chevrolet TraxChevrolet Trax

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.

Chevrolet TraxChevrolet Trax

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 touch-screen.

Chevrolet Trax Video

[video:http://youtu.be/hdgqLgVLsKQ]

Rock-solid safety

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.

If you are looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck that can handle any terrain and challenge, you might want to take a look at the Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 Bison. This is a new...read more

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the most successful compact SUVs in the world, with more than 300,000 units sold since its launch in 2018. It combines practicality,...read more

Having an SUV that allows you to travel to spectacular places with your family is an excellent decision and investment, but if you are still thinking about acquiring yours and do not...read more

Suzuki announced some styling refreshments to its highly popular Suzuki Jimny compact 4x4 model in the UK. The 2013 model receives a number of exterior and interior design updates...read more

The fourth-generation Kia Sorento will be appearing for the first time at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Kia Motors's top-of-the-line SUV model, Sorento, is preparing to arrive...read more

Ford has launched a new electrified version for the Kuga SUV. The new Ford Kuga Hybrid automatically switches between petrol-electric and pure-electric propulsion for a sublime...read more

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN spent the last several days in the stunning alpine setting of La Thuile, an Aosta Valley winter sports paradise. The team concentrated on its strategy...read more

Due to changes in the market and Toyota's comprehensive approach to mobility in all sectors, the company found a new chance to offer an emission-free pickup truck. Last year, Toyota'...read more

The Range Rover Velar is one of the most stylish and elegant SUVs on the market, and it just got even better with a host of upgrades for 2023. The British brand has...read more

The Dacia Duster is one of the most popular and affordable SUVs in Europe, offering a spacious and practical interior, a rugged and robust exterior, and a range of efficient and...read more

Categories