Chevrolet has another amazing addition of city-sized SUV in its kitty, which is made focusing on the best suited design for city navigation. The all-new Chevrolet Trax brings all-together a level up excitement of driving with ultimate performance delivery. Moreover, the SUV is facilitated with All-Wheel drive (AWD), which proves to be an add-on element to the overall performance of the vehicle. Though the AWD is an optional element that can enhance the drivability of the vehicle. The system is mechanized to automatically shift to FWD mode. Looking at its exterior front, it simply brings out the efforts made to make it look perfectly sized considering it to be the city-SUV. The smartly designed vehicle is what all-new Trux is all about, being compact yet easily accommodating five passengers in it. The wider stance and a powerful appearance brings out an amazing road presence, while it has been bestowed with all required capabilities to make the vehicle stand out of the crowd. The overall built of the vehicle is certainly powerful and has got some sporty lines over the body which attracts lot of attention. To make the look more prominent, Trax is designed with raked widescreen, alloy wheels and a sculpted body. Talking about the handling of the vehicle, it has got few of the best rated driver control technologies like stabiliTrak, four-wheel ABS with Panic Brake Assist, Hill Hold Assist, traction control and adding to it is the AWD system.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet Trax is powered by a standard 1.4-liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine that offers a smooth and effortless ride. The maximum power output of 138hp and peak torque of 200Nm allows to experience a powerful drive, and it is marketed as a city-SUV which feels adventurous. The engine is featured with high end Variable Valve Timing and is mated with six speed automatic transmission, that makes the engine more efficient to deliver fuel economy of 7.8 L/100km city and 5.7 L/100km on highways. Trax has been engineered with some of the advance traction controls that maximizes the grip on any road conditions.
Chevrolet Trax has every feature to make it a more considerable option in the segment, the 4.25 meters of length allows easy parking specially in tighter parking space. Most interesting fact about this SUV is the smart work done to make interiors roomy and comfortable, while keeping the vehicle shorter in appearance from outside. With the easy accommodation of five passengers, the seats are also designed at a higher platform that provides wider view and lot of storage spaces are available inside. When it comes to move on longer journeys and you need to carry more luggage, then the 60/40 flip-and-fold rear seat and fold-flat front passenger seat allows to create a larger space, and opens upto 1371 L of cargo space. To make the journey more pleasurable, Trax has got everything that offers a perfect experience of entertainment. The features like CD player, MP3 playback and Bluetooth audio streaming are standard across all variants, and there's a Chevrolet MyLink interactive sound system, which allows to access various music applications, ad even directly gets connected to smartphones using Stitcher SmartRadio. The dash has got a 178mm (7-inch) color touch screen to navigate between various functions, while the same audio controls can be operated through steering mounted controls. To make the sound quality more refine and clear, manufacturers have even opened an option of Premium Bose six-speaker sound surround system that delivers superb sounds as it has additionally got an amplifier into it.
When it comes to the safety features incorporated into this SUV, Chevy has left no chance to complain and has made it perfect in terms of safety of the occupants. The company has implemented everything like there are 10 airbags (dual stage front airbags, knee airbags, side-impact seat mounted airbags for the driver and front passenger, head curtain side airbags), Automatic Crash Response that serves as a guide in tracking the vehicle when faced through any sort of accident. Apart from these, the company has also provided various accessories to personalize the vehicle as per the needs like to carry sports related equipment and other heavy items, there are facilities like bike carriers, ski racks, roof boxes and similar of these kinds.
Chevrolet has finally unveiled the new Trax at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, after revealing the official pictures some days back. The 2013 Chevrolet Trax is the first Compact SUV from the makers of Captiva, which will go on sale in about 140 countries across the globe including India. Having the well balanced dimensions of 4248mm x 1776mm x 2555mm (Length x Width x Wheelbase) and Powerful body lines, Chevrolet's new Small SUV is agile and muscular.