CHEVROLET TRAX - Small SUV











Kemungkinan rencana masuk Indonesia 2014

Euro NCAP crash test result: 5 star rating
pics & video: http://www.euroncap.com/results/chev.../trax/516.aspx
2013 safest car of the year in Korea

Spesifikasi
http://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/trax...and-specs.html

Informasi velg ban
PCD: 5x105
Center bore: 56.6
Offset: 39
Mounting: Nut/Lug 12 x 1,50

mesin bensin:
1.4L turbocharged 140 hp (103 kW) @6000– torsi 200 Nm @1850-4900 rpm - 4x4 AWD available, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT tiptronic Hydra-Matic 6T40
1.6L 115 hp (85 kW) @6200– torsi 155 Nm @4000rpm, 5-speed MT
1.8L 130 hp (103 kW) @6300– torsi 175 Nm @3800rpm, 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT tiptronic Hydra-Matic 6T40

mesin diesel:
1.7L turbo diesel (VGT) 130 hp (96 kW) @4000– torsi 300 Nm @2000– rpm by Isuzu - 4x4 AWD available, 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT tiptronic Hydra-Matic 6T40



Foto2 interior & eksterior:
http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?b...o=140181866434

Review:
http://www.caradvice.com.au/195276/h...n-trax-review/
http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/drive-...121916158.html
http://www.autonet.ca/auto-news/auto...hevrolet-trax/
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review

Chevy Trax Videos
Spoiler for video:
Spoiler for Basisnya dari Buick Encore / Opel Mokka:
First drive review: Chevrolet Trax 1.4 turbo



What is it?

A head start for Chevrolet. The Trax shares its DNA with the new Vauxhall Mokka, but the American brand, enjoying something of a sales resurgence, previews its smallest ever SUV before its Paris show debut, and before we drive its European sibling.

Being so far head of the starting gun means that the car can only be driven with several provisos in mind. First, these are pre-production models (although only be a slender margin) and second, they are all in Canadian spec.

Not much of an issue you might think, but unlike Ford, Chevrolet still likes to tune its cars to what it regards as regional tastes, and that means that suspension settings, tyre choice, steering tune and even gear ratios are all going to subtly change before delivery to Europe begins.

Nevertheless, while the manufacturer may have only just begun work on building its variant for the old world, it is that market's ballooning appetite for compact SUVs which has made the Trax a no-brain introduction to Chevrolet showrooms.

The aim is to hit the high-sided B segment sweet spot where the likable Skoda Yeti and overrated Nissan Juke currently reside. To that end, the Trax, like most of the brand's offerings, is a largely orthodox piece of packaging.

The car follows hard on the heels of the well-received Aveo; appropriate, as it shares its Gamma II platform – albeit in lengthened, fattened and strengthened format, and with the option of four-wheel-drive versions.

Precise details on pricing and trim levels are yet to set in concrete, but it would be relatively safe to assume that Chevrolet will re-run its familiar LS, LT and LTZ lineup, that it will be well-equipped and almost certainly undercut whatever sticker its cousin at Vauxhall wears.

What is it like?

Well-judged but ultimately uninspiring to drive. The Canadian mules get a 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit mated to a rather quaint six-speed torque-converter. This configuration will come to the UK, but not until 2014. Step-off enthusiasm around town is spritely (thanks to a cricket pitch-even 148lb ft of torque from 1850 to 4900rpm) but lacks much gumption elsewhere.

The vocal motor won't power the entry-level model in the UK – that's left to a 114bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine and a five-speed manual, but, given its power handicap, we wouldn't recommend that either. The cherry-pick (and doubtless popular option) is the worthy 128bhp 1.7-litre diesel that already appears in Cruze.

With a six-speed manual 'box it'll deliver a highly competitive 221lb ft of torque, 120g/km CO2 and 62mpg economy aboard the Trax. There's also the faint hope that an extra 70-odd pounds of peak twist will add some muscular verve to the SUV's progress.

Such optimism is not completely unfounded: Chevrolet reckons that the European versions, thanks to structural differences, airbag subtraction and the elimination of the spare wheel, will save around a 100kg on the lardy Canadian car.

A dynamic bump would be useful. The North American model is competent and undemanding, but beyond its plodding, well-insulated march at 55mph it begins to feel unreasonably cumbersome – as if you're already dynamically working the car over rather than gently pushing on a bit.

Chevrolet will say that its EU retune will see to all this, but, although better rubber (its all-terrain all-round here) and steering heft will help, there is a concern that by revising the dampers, bushings and mounts, the engineers may handicap the compliancy on a ride quality already occasionally lumpy in remedying poor road surfaces.

Fortunately for Trax, driver appeal always comes a distant second to usability in this segment, and here it's clear that the developmental homework has been done. The interior, unsurprisingly, has for the most part been pinched from the Aveo, but a revamp and rescale has added a much-needed maturity to the layout.

It's not half bad, and, better still, spaciousness seems suitably enhanced. Adults will fit in the back of the stretched wheelbase, and, with families in mind, there are no fewer than eight different seating configurations to play with, including the potential for folding forward the front passenger seat.

Chevrolet has also laced the cockpit with a rabbit warren of storage bins, and kept the boot capacious enough to swallow 356 litres of additional items. Added to all that is the option (or standard feature) of the MyLink infotainment system. The seven-inch touchscreen is the focal point of the dashboard, and with a smartphone attached, its interface, function and app potential (including a superb sat nav carry over) is a full generation ahead of any of its rivals.

Should I buy one?

As with much of Chevrolet's recent fare, there are understandable reasons why you might. Most are grounded in the rugged dependability of good sense: the car, for many people, is going to seem like the right size, the right shape, the right interior and (probably) the right price.

But there are holes in the game plan. The Trax doesn't quite look right – it has the truckish conservatism one might expect from its brand, but without the bigger, fatter 18-inch wheel to pull its styling taut it looks rather drab in a way the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke don't.

Choose to add those wheels, and there's every chance you are going to incapacitate the already fragile ride quality. Chevrolet might do this itself if it doesn't handle its suspension revisions with some sensitivity. And it still remains to be seen if the diesel engine fits the dinky SUV as well as we expect it might.

A lot of ifs and buts then. Probably too many to stamp the Trax's card one way or the other. But there's potential in this pre-prod preview, and, happily for Chevrolet, it feels like precisely where they need to be.

Chevrolet Trax 1.4 turbo LT

Price TBC; 0-62mph 9.8 seconds; Top speed 121mph; Economy 44.1mpg; CO2 149g/km; Kerbweight 1380kg; Engine 4cyls, 1364cc, petrol, front, transverse; Power 138bhp; Torque 148lb ft; Gearbox Six-speed automatic

source: autocar.co.uk
depanya mirip bgt ama captiva gan...
2013 Chevrolet Trax 1.4 turbo LTZ: Making tracks

GM's newfound small car know-how comes together in an all-new compact crossover - could this be the right utility vehicle for the right time?
Initial Thoughts
Normally, General Motors would only allow auto writers into late-pre-production vehicles, if not full production vehicles, after ensuring that all was right with the cars. However, GM is so excited about the Chevrolet Trax that they uncharacteristically let me test drive an early pre-production model a full week week prior to the crossover's global launch at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The Trax is an all-new product for Chevrolet in the compact (or, arguably, subcompact) crossover segment. It's a category that Chevrolet thinks is growing rapidly on a global basis (up 50 percent since 2010), so they're calling the Trax the "next logical step" in their small car strategy. The platform is shared with the upcoming Buick Encore crossover, as well as the Sonic subcompact- and that's a good thing. The Sonic is among the best subcompacts and one of our favourites at Sympatico Autos.

Performance
There is just one engine available in the Trax - Chevy's familiar turbocharged, 1.4-litre four-cylinder from the Sonic RS and Cruze models. It makes 138 horsepower and a respectable 148 lb-ft of torque, and, in LTZ trim, is mated to a six-speed automatic. (The base LT model can also be equipped with a six-speed manual, in front-drive spec only. You can also get an LT automatic in front-drive.)

As is the technical fashion these days, turbocharging allows Chevy to use a smaller displacement engine for better fuel consumption than a larger non-turbo motor. The Trax all-wheel drive is rated at 8.1 L/100 km city and 5.9 highway. With just 1,420 kilograms (3,130 lbs.) to move around, it's no surprise the Trax posts good fuel economy numbers.

Since it's based on the same platform used by the Sonic, the Trax drives very much like a tall car, rather than a traditional SUV. The electric power steering is precise and thankfully isn't overly light. The LTZ rolls on standard 18-inch wheels and tires that don't fully fill the fenders, as if the body proportions require 20-inchers. The standard 16-inch wheel set up on the LT model makes the Trax look a little too basic.

The Trax's AWD is a fairly basic system, offering just a 50-50 torque split front-to-rear with no active side-to-side torque distribution, but it does include one innovative feature. Unlike almost every other entry-level system, the Trax will start up in AWD, offering the best possible traction when accelerating from a stop, up to the first few km/h. If torque isn't required at the rear axle, the system reverts to front-drive for better fuel consumption. This is perfect for Canadian drivers who encounter low-traction driving conditions for a good portion of the year. Clever indeed.

Ergonomics/Comfort/Quality
Chevy's made the most of the available space inside the Trax. I counted eight separate cupholders - four in the centre console, two bottle holders in the front doors and two more in the rear centre armrest. I guess you'll never have an excuse about being thirsty...

The seating position is comfortable, with the tilt/telescoping wheel and pedals in easy reach for most drivers. Visibility forward is excellent from the taller seating position of the Trax and yet there is generous headroom.

While front seat room is above average, I suspect those over six-feet will find rear seat room rather limited. The back row is best left for children and smaller humans.

The view out the rear window is more limited than I'd like. Thankfully, the side view mirrors are relatively wide and tall.

The basic instrument cluster from the Sonic reminds you that this is an entry-level crossover, but it is refreshingly straightforward. The parking brake lever takes up some space between the front seats and crowds the two front cupholders.

Functionality/Usability
The Trax's seats have various configurations to meet your cargo-carrying needs. The rear seat is a 60-40 split and the front passenger seat folds flat to accommodate long items. There are three small storage cubbies across the dash.

There isn't space in this review to go into the detail that Chevy's new MyLink infotainment system deserves. In short, MyLink is a dumb system that leverages the power in your smartphone. There's no need for a $1,000 original equipment navigation system, let alone a $300 aftermarket kit. Simply download the $50 third-party Bringo app on your phone, connect it to the Trax and - bam - you've got a navigation system that displays on the 7-inch MyLink screen. According to Chevrolet, while MyLink is standard on LTZ (and 2LT) models, Bringo will launch early in 2013.

As a smartphone devotee, I think MyLink is nothing less than brilliant. Those without a penchant for smartphones, however, won't get the most out of MyLink. Other MyLink-compatible apps are destined to follow, plus MyLink will be rolled out to other Chevrolet models in the future.

For a rugged-looking little crossover, the Trax has zero towing capacity. If your needs include towing the occasional small trailer, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Conclusion
Chevrolet hasn't release pricing at the time of this writing, but I suspect the base Trax will start under $20,000, while the LTZ AWD will come in around $23,000.

That puts the Trax dead centre in the crosshairs of the two obvious competitors in the compact crossover segment - the Kia Soul and Mitsubishi RVR. The 2.0L 2U Soul starts at $19,195 and tops out at $25,595 for the Luxury model, but AWD isn't available on the Soul at any price. The front-drive Mitsubishi RVR ES starts at $19,998, but tops out at an expensive $32,498 for the loaded GT AWD model.

I'm certainly looking forward to a longer, in-depth road test, but based on my brief test, the Trax is a very competent small crossover. If the segment is growing like Chevrolet is betting, particularly given Canadian's penchant for small cars, then they've got a winner on their hands with the Trax.

Likes:
Clever all-wheel drive system
Even more clever MyLink infotainment system
A smart, small crossover for a growing segment

Dislikes:
A smartphone is required to get the most out of the MyLink system
Buyers will have to go to the top LTZ model to get most of the desirable features
Zero towing capacity

http://autos.sympatico.ca/reviews/14...-making-tracks
Bener2 mirip sama captiva yg short wheel base..
Spek Opel Mokka:

2 varian bensin
1600cc 85 kW/115 hp,
1400cc Turbo 103 kW/140 hp with 200 Nm of torque.
six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

varian diesel
1700cc CDTI turbo diesel 93 kw/130 hp with 300 Nm of torque.

Wheelbase\t2,555 mm (100.6 in)
Length\t4,280 mm (168.5 in)
Width\t1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height\t1,646 mm (64.8 in)

Competitor Trax terdekat dari segi harga/mesin di Indonesia:

Nissan Juke:
varian bensin
1500cc 84 kW/112 hp with 150 Nm of torque.
CVT automatic transmissions

Wheelbase\t2,530 mm
Length\t4,135 mm
Width\t1,765 mm
Height\t1,565 mm

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perbandingan dimensi antar small CUV: crossover utility vehicle

Chevy Trax
panjang 4.248 mm lebar 1.766 mm tinggi 1.646 mm wheelbase 2.555 mm

Ford EcoSport
Length 4241 mm, Width 2057 mm, Height 1696 mm, Wheelbase 2,521 mm

Nissan Juke
Wheelbase 2,530 mm Length 4,135 mm Width 1,765 mm Height 1,565 mm

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
panjang (4295 mm), lebar (1770 mm) tinggi (1625 mm) wheelbase 2670 mm

KIA Sportage
Length 4,440 mm, Width 1,855 mm, Height 1,635 mm, Wheelbase 2,640 mm

Toyota Rush
Length 4405 mm, Width \t1695 mm, Height 1740 mm, Wheelbase 2685 mm
Chevrolet Trax 1.7 VCDi LT AWD first drive review

The new Chevrolet Trax exists because of one very compelling set of figures - if you sell cars for a living, that is.

In the four years prior to 2013, the number of B-segment SUVs sold in Europe has doubled from 130,214 to 264,000. Chevrolet would like some of that action, thank you very much, so the Trax joins its Vauxhall Mokka twin on the showroom floor.

All of the test cars we drove were riding on 18-inch wheels, which went some way toward filling out rather capacious wheel arches. On those wheels it's quite a fetching thing, and I also find it hugely amusing that its nose apes that of its U.S. cousin, the huge, monster V8-powered Suburban. Inside, there's room for five people, although three adults in the back will be a tight fit.

The Trax will go head to head with contenders such as the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke, and like them, will seek to woo customers with its tough-guy stance and (supposed) off-road ability - you can specify Trax in front or all-wheel drive.
What is it like?

We first tried the model that Chevrolet UK reckons will be the company's biggest seller here, the LT 1.7 VCDi turbodiesel. It packs 128bhp and 221lb ft of torque.

Thanks to the flexibility that the healthy wedge of pulling power brings, the 1.7 is a relaxed and reasonably quick performer. In fact, at 9.4secs to 62mph, it's the quickest in the Trax range, which will include 1.4 Turbo and 1.6 petrol models.

What it isn't, though, is refined - even under relatively light throttle loads, the cackling drone of the engine still intrudes. This one needs more sound-deadening material, I reckon. It should prove mighty frugal, though, as it's geared for nearly 40mph per thousand rpm in top (sixth gear).

The left-hand drive Trax models we drove have been tuned for Europe, so we expected a significant dynamic improvement compared with the rather stodgy Canadian-spec Trax tested earlier. So it was a bit of a surprise to experience pronounced body roll, steering that was strangely inert around the straight-ahead and clumsy body control in fast direction changes. At least it rode nicely.

Well, apparently we in the UK are going to get our own, specially tuned version of Trax, which will include re-calibrated steering that will be more responsive, and suspension that will reputedly dial out that body roll. The promise is of a more tied-down, composed and UK-friendly drive.

But what about the ride, especially on those 18-inch wheels? They say it won't be compromised - the changes have been made, says Chevrolet, and those right-hand drive cars are now in build so it shouldn't be long before we learn the truth.

The only other car on hand was the 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine variant. And even though it has been described as a bit uncouth, it felt positively Lexus-like after the turbodiesel. The Turbo is a reasonably quick device, but you do have to work the engine quite hard to maintain swift progress.
Should I buy one?

At £20,495, the LT 1.7 AWD isn't the cheapest Trax you can buy by a longshot, but it comes with a mountain of equipment including Chevrolet's MyLink, which basically turns the car into a mobile media hub using a smartphone.

And arguably, the Chevrolet badge isn't the albatross it used to be (these are the guys that make the Corvette, right?).

If the UK version delivers the promised dynamics, the Trax could be a proper contender.

Gavin Conway

Chevrolet Trax LT 1.7 VCDi AWD

Price: £20,495; 0-62mph: 9.4secs; Top speed: 114mph; Economy: 57.7 mpg (combined); Co2: 129g/km; Kerbweight: 1429kg; Engine type: 1686cc: 4cyls in line, turbodiesel; Power: 128bhp at 4000rpm; Torque: 221lb ft at 2000-2500rpm; Gearbox: Six-speed manual

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review

Road Test: Opel Mokka 1.7 CDTI SE

+ Styling, handling, quality
– Noisy & outdated engine, tight rear seats and boot
= Firmly underscores Opel's premium ambitions

Opel really needs a hit right now. The company has lost no less than €17-billion in the past decade and a half and while its paymasters at General Motors in Detroit have stuck with Opel through thick and (very) thin, patience is running low. So, with minimal surprise, Opel is having a krack at the fastest-growing segment in European motoring. At a time when the market for cars in Europe as a whole is either stalling or falling, SUVs, especially of the small and efficient variety, are charging ahead, taking buyers out of conventional hatchbacks and saloons. Score a hit here, and it will lift Opel as a whole.

No pressure then, but the Mokka gets of to a good start by looking really, really good. With the sporty bodykit fitted to our SE-spec test car, you could even accuse it of looking over-styled, but it succeeds where its key rival, the Nissan Juke, fails; it’s looks distinctive and exciting without being actively ugly.

Inside too, the styling is a success. Now, the brown, brown and beige colour scheme of our test car was, it must be admitted, a tad eye-watering and most conservative Irish customers will stick to plain old black, thanks very much. But if Opel is serious about its ambitions to break into the premium car market, then the Mokka’s cabin at least makes that ambition start to look realistic. Although it basically pinches existing parts and styling from the likes of the Astra and Insignia, it’s an especially successful casserole of parts, and the levels of quality seem to be very high. OK, so the fact that our car was an SE model, which came with leather seats and steering wheel (both of which were heated) and a bevvy of options such as Sat Nav, Bluetooth and more doubtless lifted the ambience, but the basic structure, design and quality are what really shone through.

It’s a shame then that as soon as you turn the key, some of that premium sheen is dispelled. Opel’s 1.7-litre CDTI diesel engine is both efficient (in terms of its economy and Co2 emissions) and powerful (130bhp and 300Nm of torque make the Mokka feel pretty peppy) but the noise and vibration are distinctly old-school. The engine’s basic design dates back to an early-nineties Isuzu unit and it shows, badly. It shakes the whole car on start-up, clatters noisily until you reach a steady cruising speed and has a bad habit of stalling on a light throttle around town. Opel is working on a brand-new 1.6-litre diesel to replace this engine (it makes its debut later this year in the facelifted Insignia saloon) and, frankly, it can’t come soon enough. Mind you, even given all that, the 1.7’s 65mpg potential and 120g/km Co2 rating (€200 a year road tax) are enough to make it still the engine of choice, and at least that punchy mid-range grunt is pleasing.

So too is the Mokka’s dynamic performance. This is an SUV that is actually fun and engaging to drive. The steering is nicely balanced and weighted and you can fling the Mokka through corners with enjoyable abandon. The only mark against the chassis is the fact that the sort of short, sharp, numerous bumps that so afflict our roads can make the Mokka feel a bit too bouncy and skippy, reminding you that underneath is a pretty simply-engineered Corsa chassis.

We do have some concerns over the practicality of the Mokka though. A 356-litre boot sounds pretty good on paper, but in reality it’s just never quite big enough. Many of these cars will be bought by growing families, and a big, three-wheeled buggy is almost enough to overwhelm to boot space. Likewise, space in the back seats is a touch too tight. It’s actually better for tall-ish adults, able to squeeze their knees into the cutouts in the backs of the front seats, but for younger children, perched up and forward in bulky child car seats, space is on the tight side and parents will find themselves cranking their seats forward, taxi-driver-style, to keep the younglings happy.

While all that makes the Mokka sound like a bit too much of a mixed bag, we actually came away from the car quite liking it. Its style and genuine premium-quality feel are very appealing, and it will eventually get the new, smoother diesel engine it deserves. If the likes of the Skoda Yeti has the Mokka beat for cabin and boot space, then at least the Opel can hit back with swaggering style, a quality not to be underestimated in this part of the market.

The €64-million question of whether it will be a hit, or a big enough hit, for Opel will remain unanswered for now, but what’s not in question is that Opel’s first foray into the compact SUV world is well-judged.

Facts & Figures
Opel Mokka 1.7 CDTI SE
Price as tested: €26,495
Range price: €19,995 to €29,495
Capacity: 1,686cc
Power: 130bhp
Torque: 300Nm
Top speed: 187kmh
0-100kmh: 10.5sec
Economy: 4.5l-100km (64mpg)
CO2 emissions: 120g/km
VRT Band: A4. €200 road tax
Euro NCAP rating: 5-star; 96% adult, 90% child, 67% pedestrian, 100% safety assist


http://motors-irl.blogspot.com/2013/...7-cdti-se.html

Chevrolet Trax spotted

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Chevrolet Trax shot in northern Michigan during the Fourth of July holiday

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz21dXD4lhI

Another spotted Chevy Trax

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Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/print/article/327235
Debut pertama Trax di Paris Motor Show September nanti, akan diproduksi pertama kali di pabrik GM Mexico dan rencananya dipasarkan pertama kali di Mexico akhir 2012. Trax adalah produk global utk 140 negara kecuali Amerika Serikat.
Quote:Original Posted By morinoz
Debut pertama Trax di Paris Motor Show September nanti, akan diproduksi pertama kali di pabrik GM Mexico dan rencananya dipasarkan pertama kali di Mexico akhir 2012. Trax adalah produk global utk 140 negara kecuali Amerika Serikat.

di Indo kapan?.... naksir nih .. apalagi yg turbo diesel nya
Kalo masuk Indo mungkin baru tahun 2014 kali.. katanya utk Asia pertama kali bakal diproduksi dan dipasarkan di Korea mungkin di thn 2013, katanya juga GM Korea ini bakal sekaligus bikin 3 merk yaitu Opel Mokka, Chevy Trax dan Buick Encore utk ekspor pasar global. Nah setelah diproduksi di Korea biasanya baru diproduksi di salah satu negara ASEAN utamanya utk pasar Asia Tenggara. Moga2 nantinya yg kebagian jatah memproduksi Trax adalah GM Indonesia.
Wah.. masih lama ya .. thn 2014 .. ya sabar menanti aja deh, .. tp ada bagusnya jadi sudah di test dulu bbrp thn sebelum di pasarkan ke indo.

asli minat sama trax turbo dieselnya
Trax diesel bisa jadi nantinya pakai tipe 1.7 VCDi (130PS) yg dipakai Cruze hatchback. Saya rada pesimis sih kalo Trax diesel bakal dijual di sini krn dr semua tipe Chevy yg dijual di sini sebenarnya sudah ada varian dieselnya, tapi cuma Captiva aja yg dijual dieselnya (kalo Trailblazer kan memang cuma ada dieselnya saja). Tapi kalo dr rumor di thread sebelah yg katanya bakal ada 3 varian Chevy Spin yaitu 1200cc bensin, 1400cc-1500cc bensin, dan 1300cc diesel (kemungkinan nyomot dr mesin Aveo diesel 1.3 VCDi (75PS), atau 1.3 VCDi (95PS) eco) kalo bener jadi kenyataan maka bisa aja Trax diesel bakal dijual di sini.

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update: spyshot jelasnya satu lagi di atas.

New pictured and detailed Chevrolet Trax

Source: General Motors

Interior spotted
Dari size .. ini bakal face to face sama Mitsu OS nih.. kalo harga bisa dikelas juke.. bisa gebuk mitsu OS ...

yg diesel opsi menarik.. krn Small suv di indo belum ada yg pakai diesel
Chevrolet Trax 1.4 Turbo Road Test

We've driven the Chevrolet Trax, which is set to rival the Nissan Juke when it arrives in spring 2013

Verdict: 4 star

The Trax will be the best car Chevrolet offers in the UK, with an array of hi-tech kit, a practical cabin and a well rounded drive. The steering could do with a bit more feel, but there’s very little else to criticise. Let’s just hope the equipment and price work in its favour, because it has some very competent rivals to go up against.


Chevrolet already sells the large Captiva SUV in the UK, but sales haven’t exactly been booming. So can the US brand have a little bit more success with the Nissan Juke-rivalling Trax?

Take one look at the new car and it’s clear that it’s an entirely different proposition to the Juke – it’s slightly longer, wider and a whole lot more practical. The Trax offers a maximum luggage capacity of 1,372 litres, while the Juke has only 830 litres.

Chevrolet has based the Trax on the forthcoming Vauxhall Mokka, but it looks more masculine, with a bolder nose and split-level grille. Larger wheelarches, foglamps and black off-road cladding for the bumpers add to the visual appeal.

Inside, the Trax has the same angular centre console as the Mokka, but the instrument cluster is inspired by the Camaro muscle car, while the dash gets a soft-touch covering. There’s a high driving position and plenty of space for taller drivers.

Three engines will make it to the UK. A 114bhp 1.6-litre petrol – with two-wheel drive and a six-speed manual box – and a 1.7-litre turbodiesel join this 138bhp 1.4 petrol turbo. Our test car was four-wheel drive, but it’s also offered with two-wheel drive.

The 1.4-litre turbo delivers the best mix of refinement and performance, and does 0-62mph in just under 10 seconds. Yet it still returns 44.8mpg economy – and the two-wheel-drive car promises even stronger returns.

The Trax doesn’t feel out of its depth on winding back roads, even though the steering is a bit numb. The suspension is firm – although not overly so – allowing the car to remain fairly level considering its high centre of gravity. You can feel bumps in the road, but the Trax has the edge over a Juke for ride comfort.

While UK specs haven’t been decided, flagship cars will have electric and heated memory seats. A host of driver assistance technology is available, including adaptive lighting, park assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. There’s even hill-descent control to help with a little light off-roading.

It all adds up to a car that looks certain to be the best Chevy sold in the UK. But its success depends on the pricing and kit included. We’ve been told to expect the Trax to start at around £16,000 for this entry-level model, which is more than the Juke and around £1,000 less than the Mokka.

Key specs
Price: From £16,000 (est)
Engine: 1.4-litre 4cyl turbo
Power: 138bhp
Transmission: Six-speed manual, four-wheel drive
0-62: 9.8 seconds
Top speed: 121mph
Economy: 44.8mpg
CO2: 149g/km
Equipment: Electric windows, 10 airbags, parking sensors
On sale: Spring 2013

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/chevrol...chevrolet-trax
Spoiler for perbandingan dimensi Mokka dan Spark (lokasi di Korea):