Chevrolet Trax

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Chevrolet Trax (U200)
2016 Chevrolet Trax LTZ, front 11.22.19.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Also calledHolden Trax (Australasia)
Chevrolet Tracker (CIS and South America) [1]
Production2013–present
2014–2020 (China)
Model years 2015–present (North America)
AssemblySouth Korea: Bupyeong-gu, Incheon (GM Korea)
Mexico: San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosí Assembly)
China: Shanghai (SAIC-GM)
Uzbekistan: Asaka (GM Uzbekistan)
Azerbaijan: Hajiqabul (AzerMash)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV (B)
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout
Platform Gamma II platform
Related Opel Mokka/Buick Encore
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L Ecotec Turbo I4
1.6 L Ecotec I4
1.8 L Ecotec I4
1.7 L CDTI Turbodiesel I4
1.4 L LE2 I4 (t/c gasoline)
1.6 L MDE I4 (t/c diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,555 mm (100.6 in)
Length4,248–4,280 mm (167.2–168.5 in)
Width1,766–1,775 mm (69.5–69.9 in)
Height1,674 mm (65.9 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Chevrolet Tracker (Americas)
Chevrolet HHR
Pontiac Vibe
Chevrolet/Holden Cruze (for Suzuki Ignis rebadges, Australasia)
Successor Chevrolet Tracker (China and Latin America)

The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Chevrolet since 2013. The car is based on the GM Gamma II platform, which is shared with the Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic, as well as the Opel Mokka/Buick Encore. It was also marketed as the Holden Trax in Australia, and as the Chevrolet Tracker in Russia and South America.

Contents

History

Chevrolet Trax LS+ (Germany; pre-facelift) Chevrolet Trax LS+ 1.4 4WD - Heckansicht, 11. August 2013, Wuppertal.jpg
Chevrolet Trax LS+ (Germany; pre-facelift)

2012

The concept was first unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, [2] [3] with the final model unveil having happened at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. [4] It was then available for test driving at the 2013 Montreal Auto Show, with four essay models shown.

2013

During 2013 and early 2014, it was only sold in Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Europe.

In Canada, the Trax was the first compact Chevrolet crossover SUV since the discontinuation of the Tracker (read below). [5] The vehicle started shipping on April 2, however pre-sales began as early as the fourth quarter of 2012 for both Mexico (1.8L) and Canada (1.4L Turbo). [6] Korean sales started at late February 2013.

2014

In late 2014, the Trax was marketed to more countries adding China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

2015

The Trax came to the United States as a 2015 model, buoyed by the success of the Buick Encore (the Trax and Encore share the GM Gamma II platform) and possible competition from the Jeep Renegade; GM initially had no plans to offer the Trax to the US market. [7] The US-market Trax is largely unchanged from the global version, but has some US-specific features including OnStar with AT&T 4G LTE and SiriusXM satellite radio.

The US version is powered by the 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 138 bhp (103 kW; 140 PS) at 4,900 rpm and 148 lb⋅ft (201 N⋅m) at 1,850 rpm. Trailer towing is not recommended. Only the 6-speed automatic transmission is available.

Three trim levels, both available with front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, are available: LS, LT and LTZ. Standard features on all trims include air conditioning; power windows; split-folding rear seat; tilting and telescoping steering-wheel; ABS; ESP; front, front and rear side, side-curtain airbags, and knee airbags; tire-pressure monitor; emergency communication system and parking assist.

2017 facelift

MY17 facelift 2018 Chevrolet Trax LT 1.4L front 3.15.19.jpg
MY17 facelift
MY17 facelift 2018 Chevrolet Trax LT 1.4L rear 3.15.19.jpg
MY17 facelift

Chevrolet performed a mid-cycle update on the Trax for the 2017 model year, first unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show on February 12, 2016. [8] The updated Trax carried Chevrolet's Corvette-inspired design cues from the Malibu and Volt, including new halogen projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, dual taillights and a new grille design. A set of 18-inch aluminum wheels are offered on the Premier model trim. The interior is also redesigned with a new dashboard and center instrument panel. Overall, the 2017 facelift improves the Trax's perceived quality. [9] The 2017 Trax went on sale in the fall of 2016. [10]

Continuation in North America

The Trax will continue unchanged for the 2020 model year in North America. While a replacement was expected, it will instead be joined by a slightly larger model, the TrailBlazer (no relation to the previous North American or international mid-sized SUVs of the same name). Debuting in early 2020 for the 2021 model year, it will slot between the Trax and Equinox in Chevrolet's small SUV lineup. [11]

On March 2, 2020, Chevrolet confirmed that the Trax will return for the 2021 model year, but will see the Premier level deleted from the offering trims. [12]

In China, the Trax was replaced by the new Tracker in 2019. It is the same size as the Trax, but built on a new platform (GEM) for emerging markets and not intended for North America.

Name variations

Holden Trax (2013–2020)

In Australia and other Oceania markets, the Chevrolet Trax was offered under the Holden brand until that brand was discontinued in 2020. [13] It went on sale in 2013. [14]

Chevrolet Tracker

In Russia and South America, [15] [16] the Trax is instead named the Chevrolet Tracker, which was the name used in North and Latin America from 1989–1991 and 1999–2008 for a Chevrolet/Geo version of the Suzuki Sidekick. [1]

Engines

The Trax is offered in different markets with different choices of drivetrains. In Latin America the Trax is only available with the 1.8 liter gasoline engine. In Canada and the US, only the 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engine is offered. In Mexico and Australia (from 2015) it is available both in 1.8 liter and 1.4 liter turbocharged engines. European customers can choose between the 1.4 liter turbo gasoline engine, a 1.6 liter gasoline engine, and a 1.7 liter diesel engine.


Gasoline
Type Power Torque Emissions CO
2
Years
1,364 cc (83.2 cu in) I4 turbo (A14NET)140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) at 4,900 rpm200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 1,850–4,900 rpm139 g/km2013–
1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 (A16XER)115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) at 6,000 rpm155 N⋅m (114 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm153 g/km2013–
1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) I4 (A18XER)140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) at 6,300 rpm175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft) at 3,800 rpmn/a2013–
Diesel
Type Power Torque Emissions CO
2
Years
1,686 cc (102.9 cu in) I4 turbo (CDTI)130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp)at 4,000 rpm300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–2,500 rpm120 g/km2013–2014
1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 turbo (CDTI)(Korea)136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 3500-4000 rpm320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 2000–2250 rpm129 g/km2015–

Production

The Trax is being produced by both GM Korea and General Motors Mexico for most global markets. Shanghai GM will also be producing the model for the Chinese market from the 2015 model year onward. GM Uzbekistan will also be producing this model, starting from the end of 2018.

Sales

Calendar yearUnited StatesChina [17] South Korea
2014739 [18] 43,682
201563,030 [18] 50,736
201679,016 [19] 37,636
201779,289 [19] 17,29016,549 [20]
201889,916 [21] 6,34612,787 [22]
2019116,816 [21] 46212,541 [22]
2020106,299 [23] 6,853 [24]

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