With the unanticipated sales success of the Buick Encore, General Motors is adding an additional little crossover to its schedule: the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. When initially revealed at the 2012 Paris automobile show, the Trax was at first slated for 140 international markets outside the U.S. The current version by Chevrolet, Trax, is very comparable to Buick Encore, if we look style and styling.
The Engine range
The Chevrolet Trax is based upon the very same Gamma II global small-car system that underpins the Encore in addition to the Chevy Sonic and Spark. That suggests the mini crossover’s inspiration originates from the very same 138-hp, 148 lb-ft of torque 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 made use of in the Buick and Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic. That sole engine is mated to a six-speed automatic with TAPShift manage. The transmission features a short very first equipment and high 6th gear for “sturdy acceleration” and nice highway gas performance, according to Chevrolet. Like the Encore, front-wheel drive is typical and all-wheel-drive is available. The Trax makes use of the exact same suspension system as the Encore: MacPherson struts, coil springtimes, and stabilizer bars in advance and a torsion beam configuration out back. While all Encore versions include four-wheel disc brakes, front-drive Trax models showcase front discs and back drums.
2015 Chevrolet Trax Exterior and Interior
The Trax’s total size of 168.5 inches makes it much longer in comparison to the Sonic hatchback (159 inches) but shorter in comparison to the sedan (173.1 inches) and the Cruze (181 inches). Chevrolet’s next-largest SUV, the five-passenger Equinox, dwarfs the Trax with an additional 19.3 inches of size. The tiny Buick Encore is similarly sized and shares the same wheelbase.
Available outside functions feature front fog lights and “simulated” front and back skid plates for a sportier encounter. Sixteen-inch tires come conventional on LS and LT trim levels, while LTZ designs wear 18-inch tires.
The within’s designing is heavily motivated by the Sonic. The Trax’s instrument cluster has the Sonic’s trademark digital speedometer and analog tachometer in a motorcycle-like configuration, as well as the remainder of the interior seem like the Sonic. Chevrolet’s voice-activated MyLink multimedia system and a USB port are conventional; the system uses a seven-inch touch-screen that also presents the regular backup electronic camera and optional gps via the BringGo cellular phone application. Other available attributes include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, remote beginning, satellite radio and Siri Eyes Free for Apple iOS 6 and 7 devices that supply voice-activated mobile phone manage.
Trax LS versions feature cloth seating, while LT designs have additional high end towel upholstery plus a readily available imitation natural leather and towel combination. Full leatherette, or vinyl, trim starts LTZ trim degrees. Leather makes an appearance on the wheel of LTZ trimmings and some LT trimmings. Up to 48.4 cubic feet of complete payload room is offered with the second row folded up, while 18.7 cubic feet lives behind the 60/40-split folding rear seat. The specifications contrast positively to the Nissan Juke’s 35.9 / 10.5 cubic feet (maximum/behind back seat) and resemble the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s 49.5 / 21.7 cubic feet. The Kia Soul’s 61.3 / 24.2 cubic feet has a cargo quantity advantage compared with the Trax. A concealed cabinet under the front passenger seat and upper and lower glove boxes develop additional storage space, and things approximately 8-feet long can fit in the Trax with the flat-folding front passenger seat.
2015 Chevrolet Trax – Connectivity and infotainment details
Available Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 individuals enhances connectivity and ease. Each makes it possible for voice-controlled connection so consumers could keep phones saved and their practical the wheel.
Extra criterion and available features consist of:
– Seven-inch-diagonal color touch monitor and extra USB slots.
– Available Chevrolet hooked up by OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
– Available next-generation OnStar and MyLink.
– Available BringGo navigation app.
– Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three months of test service), SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM Tune Select (needs XM registration).
– Supports playback of MP3 data held on USB blink memory drives.
Safety, Security and Price
Safety and security functions consist of 10 airbags (double front and dual front knee, front and rear thorax, and side curtain), standard rearview electronic camera, StabiliTrak digital security manage with footing control and rollover mitigation, ABS and digital brake pressure circulation, and collaring brake manage and brake aid. The OnStar device additionally features Advanced Crash Response System that alerts OnStar in the event of an accident.
We can review two extremely important points. Rate of the brand-new, approaching car, 2015 Chevrolet Trax and price of Buick Encore. Amazingly, expected price of Trax is lesser and very good compared to Buick Encore. The base price begins more detailed $20,000. But, rate variety depends of the tools, engine options, features and other typical specifics. As we stated, beginning of this edition will certainly be at New York, at Auto Show. Also, when it will exist, we will know a great deal of brand-new information and functions.
More about Trax of 2015 Chevrolet Trax
Chevrolet Trax was launched in late 2012 in Mexico and Canada as a 2013 design; concerning 90,000 have actually been sold in more than 60 global markets. Along with the United States, the 2015 Trax will also go on sale in China, adding the tiny SUV to Chevy’s two largest markets. Trax is called after a 2007 concept automobile.