2013 Chevrolet Trax 0

chevrolet traxThe new 2013 Chevrolet Trax 2LT AWD 1SE is set to be released in the United States of America. It has labelled by the press as smart SUV.

The car is very versatile, being practical and handy on the road yet being fully capable as an off roader too.

Engine and transmission

The car comes with a 4 cylinder turbocharged 4 cylinder ECOTEC 1.4 litre engine, capable of hitting 138 BHP and 148 lb-ft of torque. As standard the car will come with a 6 speed manual gearbox transmission. An automatic 6 speed gearbox is an optional extra with the base level model but is standard on other trims. The Trax comes as a four wheel drive but the all wheel drive option will cost more.

The turbo engine helps makes the car slightly more powerful. The engine is also one that is quite economical too. The acceleration within the vehicle is pretty decent.

Good in the city but not elsewhere

The colder states will see this as a very valuable car. It copes with the snow very well. As a city car the vehicle is a pretty good. General Motors have stated that the Trax’s credibility when driving around the city. On country roads the vehicle has not received such praise however. Reviewers have pointed out that the vehicle does not feel composed and steady.

Rivals in America

Rivals of the vehicle include the Mitsubishi RVR, Subaru XV Crosstrek, the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Hyundai Tuscon.

Interior

The interior of the car has received a great deal of praise. Some experts have described it as cheap looking with a poor design. Practicality wise the car is decent with a number of storage areas throughout. The driver will get an excellent view of the road ahead with superb visibility.

Technology

The in-car technology is an area where the Chevrolet Trax has received praise. Smartphones are able to be connected with the vehicle’s media centre in a very intelligent way, linking them altogether.

The Chevrolet Trax in the UK

The UK version of the Chevrolet Trax will cost from £15,495. The vehicle’s looks have been compared to the Vauxhall Mokka, but this time round it gets a more aggressive type of look.  The large front grille and large wheels give the car great appeal.
The most economical engine offered on the Trax will be the 1.7 VCDI which returns a brilliant 62.7 MPG and returns 120g/km.