Saturday, March 28, 2015
MIAS 2015: Chevrolet Trax Set to Challenge Ford EcoSport
Chevrolet is the first to launch a fighter to Ford’s best-selling EcoSport with a Philippine market sneak peek of its Trax at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center on April 9 to 12, 2015.
Unlike Ford’s offer, the Trax is a true global B-segment (sub-compact) crossover that’s sold in over 140 markets including the United States. It rides on Chevy’s GM Gamma II platform (shared with the Sonic) and is powered by a 1.6 or 1.8-liter 4-cyliner engine gasoline engine and a 1.7-liter turbo diesel. Transmission options are: 5-speed or 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic. The Trax is also a slightly larger vehicle with a length of 4,248-mm and a wheelbase of 2,555-mm.
According to Chevrolet, the Trax combines style and design that appeals to the burgeoning small SUV market while offering a distinctive and spacious interior that can comfortably seat five. It will also offer power, practicality, and stability of a sedan and the quality, safety, and performance of an SUV.