UPDATE: Adding the official press release below as well as some event photos (10/20).
After a lengthy preview and striptease (since MIAS actually), Chevrolet is officially throwing their hat into the sub-compact crossover ring with the launch of the 2016 Trax. Designed top-down to take on the urban jungle, the Trax comes with the segment’s first turbocharged engine and is offered at an attractive price that starts below the one-million peso mark.
The 2016 Trax comes loaded with style and substance that starts with its taut and athletic exterior. Upfront, the signature dual-port grille takes center stage flanked by swept-back headlights with daytime running lights. Pronounced wheel flares and wrap-around tail lights add a dose of refinement while an integrated rear roof spoiler provides sleek style and aerodynamics to the rear-end. Automatic headlights, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels further add to that sense of visual drama.
Inside, it has enough space to accommodate five adults comfortably while flexible seating configurations (8 in total) and 15 storage compartments allow the Trax to swallow almost anything you throw at it. Like the Sonic and Spark, it also features a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster while a leather-trimming steering wheel adds a premium touch. A six-speaker system connected to Chevrolet’s MyLink system allows unparalleled connectivity options including Apple Siri eyes-free technology.
In order to gain an edge in the sub-compact crossover genre, the Trax comes equipped with the segment’s first turbocharged engine: a 1.4-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,850 rpm; figures which are actually comparable to that of a 1.8- or 2.0-liter engine. The sole transmission is a 6-speed automatic.
For worry-free driving, the Trax comes loaded with a full array of safety features including dual SRS airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, StabiliTrak Traction Control (TCS), Hill Descent Control (HDC), and a rear parking camera.
The dynamic and athletic 2016 Chevrolet Trax is available in two versions: the P 998,888 LS and the P 1,218,888 LT variants. Both of these engines are differentiated by trim but are both front-wheel drive models powered by the same 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax carries a 5-year, 100,000-kilometer warranty.
Press Release: Chevrolet Launches All-New 2016 Trax
In a move to expand its product line of versatile vehicles, Chevrolet Philippines unveiled its new contender in the crossover SUV segment – the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. The new Chevy city-smart SUV is built on a global platform and has already been launched in the US, Canada and Korea. The Trax suits the urban lifestyle with its 1.4L Turbocharged engine, sleek and sporty design, host of comfort and convenient features and digital connectivity through a suite of street-smart technology. Built with the versatility of an SUV and the agility of a compact car with top-notch active safety features, the Chevrolet Trax is the perfect car for the young and active urbanite.
Celebrating yet another milestone in their ever-growing product portfolio, Chevrolet Philippines decided to host the official reveal of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax at the country’s hottest nightlife destination where summer spirit and club music come together for an ultimate pool fun.
Last October 14, Chevrolet Philippines made a splash as it launched its newest crossover Urban SUV _Trax with a full throttle urban show featuring 2014 Hip hop International champion A-team at The Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City. Showcased through a parade of models embodying power, style, substance, Chevrolet Trax has officially debuted with the Boracay Blue Chevy Trax that perfectly complemented the hip vibe of the place as celebrities, media friends and fashion, art and music influencers were spotted eyeing on the new stylish 2016 Chevy Trax.
Designed to give consumers the best dynamic driving experience that the city demands, the all-new Chevrolet Trax is poised to be a winner in the crossover SUV game with its first-in-class 1.4L turbocharged engine. With a small engine displacement matched to a turbocharger, the Trax produces impressive performance figures and maintains excellent fuel efficiency – perfect for both city and long drives.
With a spacious cabin and flexible seating configuration that can accommodate camping awnings and lifestyle equipment like bikes and surfboards, the Chevrolet Trax enables weekend warriors to explore their passions and take on adventures in and beyond the urban jungle.
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax comes in two variants – LS and the top-of-the-line LT. It is available in 9 sporty colours that compliment the hip and active lifestyle of today’s young city dweller. The Chevrolet Trax comes with a 5-year warranty and a free 3-year 24/7 roadside assistance for worry free ownership. Price to drive home the versatile urban SUV starts P998,888.00.
Be first to drive the ultimate city-smart SUV Chevrolet Trax and easily traverse from the central business district to your favorite getaway sanctuary outside the city. Power, efficiency and style—have it all when you drive the new 2016 Chevrolet Trax.