New to Canada this year is the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Trax. Unavailable in the United States, the Trax is Chevy’s first entry into the small SUV class. This vehicle has the flexibility of a small car, while offering you the feel and practicality of an SUV. Marc Comeau, Vice President of Sales, Service & Marketing for Chevrolet Canada, described the Trax as a vehicle “building on Chevrolet’s long tradition of offering dependable and capable SUVs and crossovers. Trax delivers modern styling, versatility and efficiency, while offering car-like handling and all-wheel drive.”
Operating with the same engine as the Chevrolet Cruze, the Trax drives on a 1.4 litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine with an output of 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The three trim levels available are: the LS, which come with standard front-wheel drive and 6 speed manual transmission; and the LT & LTZ models that come in a 6 speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel drive option.
The innovative Chevrolet MyLink is standard on the 2LT and LTZ models, and is available as an option in the LS model. MyLink is an in-vehicle connectivity system that provides audio streaming for your devices, as well as wireless control of your smartphone.
Catering to passenger comfort, the Trax provides 60/40 fold down seats. The front passenger seat can also be folded flat providing you with up to 8 seating arrangements. There are also numerous areas for storage and 6 cup holders made accessible for your passengers on those long car trips.
The Chevrolet Trax is set to arrive at Queenston before the New Year. If you are interested in this vehicle or any other vehicles in our award winning Chevrolet line-up, please visit us at www.queenstonchev.com
By: Amy Cochren