Chevrolet Trax (concept car)

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Chevrolet Trax Concept
Car at New York Internatonial Auto Show.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerGM Korea
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact
Body style5-door hatchback concept car
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
RelatedChevrolet Beat
Chevrolet Groove
Daewoo Kalos
Daewoo Matiz
Powertrain
Engine1.0 L I3
Transmission3-speed manual

The Chevrolet Trax is one of three small car concepts introduced at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.[1][2][3] 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 small hood houses a 1.0 L gas engine with a top speed of 105mph[4]

Features[edit]

General Motors 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.[5] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080727140136/http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.emerald.gm.com%2Fgmnews%2Fviewmonthlyreleasedetail.do%3Fdomain%3D74&docid=34966. Archived from the original on 2008-07-27. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "New York Auto Show: Chevy Groove live reveal photos". Autoblog.com. 2007-04-05.
  3. ^ Neff, John (2007-04-04). "Chevy debuts the Beat, Groove and Trax mini car concepts". AutoBlog. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  4. ^ "Chevrolet Beat, Groove, Trax concepts debut". Leftlane. 2007-04-04.
  5. ^ "Chevrolet Rolls Out Beat, Groove and Trax Minicar Concepts". Edmunds. 2007-04-04.