Chevrolet officially enters the global compact crossover segment with its new Trax. The bowtie brand promises high versatility, fuel-efficiency, car-like handling and all-wheel drive capability with its new offering. The Trax will be available with three engine options which will include a new 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline unit, a 1.6-liter gasoline engine as well as a 1.7-liter turbo-diesel engine.
The 1.4L turbo gasoline engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, cranks out 140 hp and produces a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The 1.7-liter diesel engine will deliver a power output of 130 hp 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 and will come with all-wheel drive options as well.
Chevrolet boasts of a 1370-liter maximum loading capacity for its new compact crossover. A flat-folding front passenger seat in addition to a 60/40 split rear seat offers additional loading flexibility. A total of eight seating combinations can be selected.
The international spec will be offered with Chevrolet MyLink for premium variants, the system is an infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display. We can only hope that TCCCI also brings in the same feature when they bring in the Trax to the Philippines.
The Trax will be Chevrolet's answer to the other manufacturers' compact crossover segment models just like the Mazda CX5, Mitsubishi ASX, and Subaru XV.