We already know that Chevrolet will bring a small SUV to Paris called Trax, but apart from one official pic and the fact that it’ll be sold globally, there was little else to chew on. Till now.
The chunky-looking Trax has a smaller footprint than a Honda CR-V, and is about the same size as Mitsubishi’s “compact crossover” ASX. The Chevy’s 4,248 mm length is 47 mm shorter than an ASX, but both have around the same width. The Trax has a 2,555 mm wheelbase and sufficient space to accommodate five persons in a comfortable high seating position, says Chevy.
Besides a 358-litre trunk, there are various bins above and on both sides of the center stack, with further stowage available under the cargo floor. In addition to 60/40 split rear seats, the Trax’s front passenger seat can be folded flat. A total of eight seating combinations can be selected.
The engine line-up will include a 1.4 turbo petrol, a 1.6 NA petrol and a 1.7 turbodiesel. The 1.4 turbo has 140 hp/200 Nm and is mated to a six-speed manual. The 1.7 diesel on the other hand has 130 hp and 300 Nm of torque. Both these engines can be had with a six-speed automatic transmission and AWD. Manual cars come with Start/Stop.
“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 MD of Chevrolet Europe.
“Trax is the modern expression of one of Chevrolet’s core competencies, which is building and selling great SUVs,” she added.
Passive and active safety systems include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist and ABS with EBD. Trailer Stability Assist and Hill Descent Control are standard on LT trim vehicles.
No pic of the interior for now, but Chevy says that the dash will sport a cluster combining digital readouts with analogue displays. Could it look something like this?