The Chevrolet Trax has emerged from darkness and into sunlight.
The Chevrolet Trax has emerged from darkness and into sunlight. So, grab the factor fifty and let us explore its provisional specification. This sports utility vehicle range is equipped with two petrol engines: 1.6-litre 115bhp and 1.4-litre 140bhp turbo. The former - which is teamed with five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive - propels sun lovers to 62mph in 12.3 seconds. Not fast, but fast enough to catch a few rays. The latter hits 62mph in a more pleasing 9.8 seconds, and entertains sun lovers with six-speed manual transmission and four-wheel-drive. That brings us to the 1.7-litre 130bhp diesel. This is available in three forms: front-wheel-drive manual/auto and four-wheel-drive manual. These hit 62mph in 9.6, 10.5, and 9.4 seconds. But the Trax is not ready to reveal every secret under the sun - so its fuel consumption figures remain covered with darkened cloth.At least the sunshine reveals other attributes. We can therefore see that the Chevrolet Trax has five seats with eight positional combinations, a spacious 358-litre boot for suntan lotion, and pleasing looks. This compliments two high specifications. The LS, for starters, has: air-con, remote locking, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, auto headlights and Bluetooth – and the LT adds eighteen-inch alloys, a rear parking camera, light-sensitive rear view mirror, leather steering wheel, and Mylink. This aggregates content from smart phones onto a seven-inch, high resolution, full colour touch-screen display. Sounds perfect for checking where the sun is expected to shine. Hopefully the weather will be glorious when the all-new Chevrolet Trax emerges fully in 2013. Pass the sun hat, please.