Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chevrolet Trax Small SUV To Go On Sale Next Spring

The all-new Chevrolet Trax all-wheel drive small SUV, based on the Spark mini-car, made its debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and will go on sales next Spring with three power offerings: a 140 horsepower 1.4 liter turbocharged gas engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, a 1.6 liter gas engine as well as a 130 horsepower 1.7 liter turbo-diesel engine. The AWD system is available on variants that come with the 1.4 liter turbo gas or the 1.7 liter diesel engines which come with with manual transmissions and Start/Stop functionality. There are a total of eight seating combinations and up-scale trims will come standard with Chevrolet MyLink, an infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display. A dedicated navigation app which can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones will become available early next year enabling the route to be taken from the smartphone and projected onto the system's touch-screen.