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The all-new Chevrolet Trax small SUV made its global debut early fall at the Paris Motor Show. Trax will be sold in over 140 markets and will arrive in Canadian Chevrolet dealerships this winter with a starting MSRP of $18,495.
Trax delivers good fuel efficiency, flexibility and car-like handling that urban drivers demand in the popular small SUV segment.
With room for five passengers and generous cargo space, Trax exhibits its SUV toughness and capability through a muscular exterior design and a wide athletic stance.
Styling cues include a subtle centreline crease on the hood surface, detailed halogen headlamps and a rearward swept roofline, all of which contribute to the vehicle’s dynamic appearance.
Trax is powered by Chevrolet’s proven 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque. FWD models are available with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, delivering fuel consumption ratings of 7.8/5.7 L/100 km city/hwy (manual) and 8.1/5.9 L/100 km city/hwy (automatic).
AWD is available with a 6-speed automatic only, and delivers a fuel consumption rating of 8.7/6.5 L/100 km (city/hwy).
Storage amenities in the new Trax are plentiful. They include various compartments above and on both sides of the centre stack as well as an available under-seat storage tray. Trax’ loading space can accommodate a maximum of 1371L; with further space that can be made available under the cargo floor.
In addition to a 60/40 split rear seat, Trax boasts a front passenger seat that can be folded flat. Up to eight seating configurations are possible.