Chevrolet Trax (concept car)

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For the actual 2012 model, see Chevrolet Trax.
Chevrolet Trax Concept
Car at New York Internatonial Auto Show.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 5-door hatchback concept car
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Chevrolet Beat
Chevrolet Groove
Daewoo Kalos
Daewoo Matiz
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L I3
Transmission 3-speed manual

The Chevrolet Trax is one of three small car concepts introduced on 4 April 2007 at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.[1][2] The Trax showcases a new style of small car from General Motors with a two-tone exterior. The mini car was completely designed by GM Daewoo in South Korea. The tiny hood houses a 1.0 L gas engine with a top speed of 105mph[3]

Features[edit]

GM emphasizes that the Trax, Groove and Beat were created by its design studios in South Korea, a hotbed of minicar design and home to Daewoo, which supplies the Aveo and would furnish the Trax, too. Trax is a tall four-door wagon with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. It looks like a micro SUV, which Chevy thinks will enhance its sporty-lifestyle appeal. In fact, Chevy says Trax aims at "active urban city dwellers who like to go off-road on the weekends." To that end, Trax could offer both front- and all-wheel drive, though it doesn't have elevated ground clearance.

Showcase[edit]

The Trax, Groove and Beat were showcased to provide a vision for future designs in the GM subcompact segment. These three concepts were voted on after their introduction on the website www.vote4chevrolet.com.[4] In the end, both the Trax and Groove lost to the Beat, which is slated for production.

Popular culture[edit]

The Chevrolet Trax was used for the vehicle mode for the Autobot character Mudflap in the 2009 film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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