The Chevrolet Trax is not a new model, but it’s still fresh in the Indonesian compact SUV scene, having been launched here in December last year. The Trax rolled into February’s Chicago Auto Show with Chevy’s new face, but this is the original look that the world first saw in 2012.

GM’s global model and rival to the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport is the only one in its segment to have forced induction here. They selected a 1.4 litre Ecotec turbo engine for Indonesia, one with 140 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The Dual CVCP four-cylinder unit is paired to a six-speed torque converter automatic with Tiptronic manual override.


The Chevy’s 4,248 mm length is 47 mm shorter than a Mitsubishi 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. With the 60:40 rear seats folded, it can hold 1,370 litres of cargo and there are 15 compartments in the cabin.

It’s quite well-kitted, and standard equipment includes six airbags, ESC, reverse camera, Siri Eyes Free to access Chevrolet MyLink, a sunroof and unusually, an AC 230V power socket at the back of the centre console. Priced from Rp. 267 million (RM79,241) in Indonesia.