It is intended as a cheaper version of the Opel Mokka, Trax is solidly received by customers in Europe, but the American manufacturer refused to sell the crossover in the domestic market with the story that a buyer for it does not exist. Instead, it offered a slightly more luxurious version of the Buick Encore label with the goal of this division bring some youth to offer intended mainly elderly customers. In any case, the Encore has become a big hit with 31,958 vehicles sold, which is three times more than planned. That was reason enough for General Motors to offer Trax to U.S. customers and officially presented at this year’s motor show in New York.
2015 Chevrolet Trax redesign
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a vehicle intended for younger buyers and the platform will continue to be shared with Mokka. However, in 2015 Trax is slightly shorter and narrower but it is also higher which gets a large interior space for passengers and cargo. This means that the U.S. giant targets the Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and Jeep Renegade as its main competitors, making this class of vehicle is becoming popular in North America. Chevrolet’s smallest crossover, 2015 Trax will continue to be well equipped, especially in the electronics for the audio system.
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax also provides a standard camera to the back of vehicles, MyLink system that controls the entire electronics and free internet wherever it is available. From the design, the American version is nearly identical to European with the exception of the bumper. This design certainly not brings a revolution at Kia Soul or Nissan Juke models, and is therefore something to be expected and this could deter many consumers from buying. Standard wheels are 16-inch base on LT model as the best equipped LTZ model offers 18-inch wheels.
2015 Chevrolet Trax engine
The engine range for the 2015 model Chevrolet Trax contains only one engine and the 1.4L turbo developing 138 hp and the power is transmitted to the front wheels or optional all-wheel drive through a six-speed automatic transmission. With a weight that reaches 1,440 kg, 2015 Trax is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in 9.1 seconds with a combined fuel consumption of about seven liters per 100 kilometers.
2015 Chevrolet Trax release date and price
Production and sale of 2015 Chevrolet Trax model starts by the end of the year and the starting price should be around $ 20,000 (around 14,500 euros). If this proves crossover success, we could see the attack and other small crossovers from Europe to the U.S. market primarily Ford EcoSport and future Volkswagen Taigun.