General Motors obviously thought they are onto something when they launched the Buick Encore and they decided to share the benefits by offering slightly different variants of the car in form of Opel/Vauxhall Mokka and Chevy Trax. The latter is now available in the UK market where it is offered with two trim levels and three engines.
Available engines for the small crossover – or jacked-up hatchback, if you will – include 115PS 1.6 petrol and a 140PS 1.4 turbo petrol both with Stop-Start technology and a 130PS 1.7-litre VCDi common-rail diesel with a choice of automatic or manual transmission. Four-wheel-drive is optional on the 1.4 and 1.7 models, but not available on the 1.6.
The standard kit includes, on all models, 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, ESC, cruise control, electric front windows, a trip computer, automatic headlamps, privacy glass, front fog lamps, roof rails, daytime running lights, reverse parking sensors, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth and Hill Start Assist.
What sets the Trax apart from its rivaling siblings is the LT trim level which comes exclusive features such as Chevrolet’s innovative MyLink Connected Radio with 7-inch colour touch screen display, steering wheel audio controls with Siri speech recognition, 18-inch alloys, Hill Descent Control, an electro-chromatic self-dipping rear view mirror, smart skid plates and door sills, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, rear parking camera, electric rear windows and a full feature Driver’s Information Centre. It is one of the best-equipped version of this car.
Chevrolet Trax UK Price List:
|1.6 LS Stop-Start||153||£175||£16,495|
|1.6 LT Stop Start||153||£175||£17,495|
|1.4 LT Stop-Start||139||£125||£18,255|
|1.7 VCDi LT Stop-Start||120||£0||£18,945|
|1.7 VCDi LT Auto||139||£125||£19,955|
|1.4T AWD LT Stop-Start||149||£140||£19,795|
|1.7 VCDi AWD LT Stop-Start||129||£0||£20,495|