Meet the new kid on the block: The Chevrolet Trax

The Covenant Car Company Incorporated (TCCCI) officially launched the newest addition to their growing stable — the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. This compact crossover SUV offers the dynamic driving experience of a compact car with the capabilities of an SUV.

Chevrolet-Trax_DSC_0022Featuring Chevy’s signature chrome list front grille design, the Trax comes with powerful halogen head lamps and striking Daytime Running Lights (DRL) that reflect its dynamic position as an urban SUV. Measuring 4,245 x 1,775 x 1,670mm (LxWxH), it’s big enough to comfortably sit five adults, yet compact enough to be easily maneuvered in the tight parking spaces.Chevrolet-Trax_DSC_0041Inside, the Trax features a leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls, Chevy’s motorbike-inspired instrument cluster, a 7-inch head unit with Chevrolet MyLink /CD/MP3/WMA/Wireless connectivity, as well as 15 convenient storage locations. Fitted with a 60/40-split, flat-folding rear seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat, the interior can be arranged in 8 flexible seating configurations to accommodate up to 1,370 liters of luggage.Chevrolet-Trax_DSC_0048Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine that produces, the Trax produces maximum power of 142 Ps @ 4,900 rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,850 rpm or torque. The engine comes with a Gen III six-speed automatic transmission that is designed to optimize engine output for both city and long drives. The Trax is equipped with premium features such as cruise control, auto on-off headlamps, roof rails, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels.Chevrolet-Trax_DSC_0058Safety features include the standard rear-view camera and rear park sensors; six air bags (dual front, side and curtains); electronic stability program (ESP) with anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and panic brake assist (PBA); StabiliTrak traction control system (TCS), cornering brake control (CBC), roll over mitigation (ROM), engine drag control (EDC), rear wheel boost (RWB), straight line stability (SLS), hill descent control (HDC), a tire pressure monitoring system, and front and rear disc brakes.Chevrolet-Trax_DSC_0014The Chevrolet Trax is available in two variants – the LS priced at PHP 998,888, and the top-shelf LT variant priced at PHP 1,218,888. Colors available are carbon flash metallic, summit white, boracay blue metalic, deep espresso brown metallic, orange rock, velvet red metallic, blaze red, snowflake white pearl and switchblade silver metallic.

Chevrolet Philippines president and managing director Atty. Alberto Arcilla.

The Trax will be on display together with Chevy’s entire lineup at the Chevrolet Motorama on October 16 to 18, 2015 at the Alabang Town Center Activity Area and October 23 to 25, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.