Chevrolet Trax at Paris Motor Show
Their First baby-SUV
Chevrolet will pull the covers off its latest SUV at the Paris Motor show, the Trax will be the marques first stab at a small SUV. But don’t be fooled by the term “small”, the Trax will measure just over 4, 2 m in length and just fewer than 1, 8 metres wide. Accentuated by the traditional firm’s bowtie badge, the front grille promises to keep the family lineage going next to Chev’s other SUV, the Captiva.
But in keeping with the modern regulations on CO2 and fuel efficiency , the Trax will boast three small capacity engines. A 1, 4 turbo petrol will start off the range, boasting outputs of 103 kW and an impressive 200 Nm. While Chevrolet has not discounted the power of an oil burner, the Trax will be available in a 1.7 litre turbo diesel; peak power is 96 kW and a more than substantial 300 Nm. A 1, 6 petrol slots in between the two forced induction power plants, which are the two engines that possess an on-demand four wheel, drive system.
All engines get a six-speed manual ‘box which incidentally all feature a Stop/Start system, which cuts the engine when the car is in neutral, with the turbo engines available with the option of a six-speed automatic.
Chevrolet have retained the same inventiveness into the interior of the Trax, with 358 litres of boot space as well as an array of seating arrangements that suits various needs. The rear seats split 60/40, while technophiles will enjoy the ease of syncing their smart phones to the seven-inch, high-res colour display.
As with all new cars, they also come with a barrage of safety acronyms, the Trax is no different. The headlines are six airbags, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control and Anti-lock brakes with EBD. If you are transporting a trailer, then Trailer Stability Assist will come in handy.