The Chevrolet Trax must be admired from a considerable distance.
The Chevrolet Trax must be admired from a considerable distance. Why? Because only its manufacturer's personnel are aloud nearby until the Paris Motor Show on September 27th 2012. But never fear... peeping through my telescope has revealed a few fascinating secrets. For starters, the Chevrolet Trax is a sports utility which – in certain forms – has 'on-demand' four-wheel-drive. Also, it is 1,776mm wide by 4,248mm long – making it small by car standards but longer than my telescope. This workhorse has a spacious 358- litre boot too, plus 60/40 split rear seats. The front passenger seat also folds flat so this mile-muncher can carry lengthy loads. The new Trax might suit telescope manufacturers, then.My lengthy lens has revealed a few more secrets. The Chevrolet Trax – at least in high- spec form – has a tremendous equipment specification. Highlights include the hill-start assist function that prevents it rolling backwards on slopes. Very handy for inexperienced motorists. This complements the trailer stability function and the hill-decent system. The former prevents trailers swerving via selective braking, the latter helps motorists maintain a sensible speed on slopes. The Trax also looks stylish, is equipped with a range of petrol and diesel engines, and backed-up by a five-year manufacturer warranty. Very nice too... but that is all we can see through my telescope. We must now wait some time before evaluating the handling, ride quality, cabin finish, and feel. Oh well, back to moon spotting.