The 2013 Chevrolet Trax 0
The 2013 Chevrolet Trax is a car that you may not have heard of yet, but it will be released here in the UK next year in the Spring time. It will rival the Nissan Juke, a car which has been relatively successful despite some initial doubts. Chevrolet does not have much of a presence here in the UK but will hope to change that with the new Trax model.
The car has an all round attractiveness, being stylish, practical and containing a great drive. One car you may have heard of here in the UK Captiva SUV, a typically large American vehicle. This vehicle is perhaps not suited to the local market here, which has contributed to a poor sales return.
It is for that reason that Chevrolet will be hoping that the vehicle will rival the Nissan Juke and give reason for the company trading here in the UK. So how does the car compare to it’s main rival, the Nissan Juke? The car is first of all larger with no oddly shape rear end. In that sense it is already a more practical vehicle. Luggage capacity for the Nissan Juke stands at 830 litres.
The Trax beats that figure considerably, containing a massive 1,372 litres worth of luggage capacity. Vauxhall and Chevrolet are owned by the same company, General Motors. The Vauxhall Mokka has been used as great inspiration for the Trax. Both contain a very similar features and overall shape.
The Chevrolet Trax has a quite large front grill length wise and bigger wheel arches, making the vehicle look more aggressive and American, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The similarities do not just end outside the vehicle. Inside the car comes the same centre console in terms of shape.
The driver gets a perfect driving position, sitting high with a clear view ahead. Engine wise, there will three made available with this model here in the UK. These include a 1.6 petrol capable of producing 114 BHP. A 1.4 petrol turbo and a 1.7 litre turbo diesel also join the line up. Not too much is known about the vehicles yet in terms of performance and economy. The 1.4 litre turbo version is said to reach 0 – 62 MPH in around 9 seconds and is able to return 44.8 MPG, respectable returns considering the vehicle type. Will the Chevrolet Trax help the company’s reputation here in the UK?