CHEVROLET TRAX: URBAN CROSSOVER JIMS Car Show 2008

Chevrolet Trax

General Motors has taken advantage of the

Johannesburg International Motor Show

to display a number of its advanced concept vehicles and provide an insight into what the future holds for vehicle buyers in the coming years. Amongst these is the Chevrolet Trax Urban Crossover vehicle.

Chevrolet Trax

The Trax is a concept aimed at active buyers who want to get in touch with their sportier side – or who just want to navigate the urban jungle in a sportier ride.

The Chevrolet Trax is an urban front-wheel-drive crossover concept with a twist: This micro SUV has an electric limited-slip differential that features an independent battery pack and an electric motor to drive the rear wheels, providing a low-cost all-wheel-drive system.

The four-door Trax is bathed in a Blaze Orange exterior finish, with rugged Burnt Orange accents on the front and rear corners that reinforce the notion this Chevrolet is all business despite its small size. Simple door lines make getting in and out easier; and fold-flat rear seats add functionality.

Other features that suit its dynamic and off-road character include a voluminous, single-unit bumper and fender at the front and rear, a pronounced front wheel arch shape, dynamic side character lines, a rear-mounted spare tire and roof rack. Brake calipers in Flame Yellow infuse additional attitude. The package rides on 16-inch wheels and Kumho tyres for precise ride and handling.

The Trax is powered by a 1-liter gasoline engine.

“The Trax is a vehicle that you can show off anywhere, be it off-road or on the road,” said Sangyeon Cho, manager of the minicar exterior design team at the GM Design Centre in Inchon , South Korea . “It brings a rational combination of SUV design, function, performance and value to the consumer.”

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