2016 Chevrolet Trax Release Date, Engine

The 2016 Chevrolet Trax is likely to be among the cheapest all-wheel drive cars to be introduced in the market. This however is not expected to have negative impacts on the qualities the compact crossover will have on board. Based on Chevrolet Sonic’s architecture, this car is expected to be a fancy version of the Buick Encore.

2016 Chevrolet Trax front

2016 Chevrolet Trax Exterior and Interior

There will be an absolutely new array of colors in which the 2016 Chevrolet Trax will be offered. These are crimson, mosaic black, gray, silver and sable metallic replacing the old red, blue and satin steel versions. The skin however is not the only part that will be changing. The wheels on which the car will operate will be 18-inch midnight silver aluminum. The front suspension will be a MacPherson while the back gets twin-tube gas shocks and tubular v-shaped beam. There will be a total of three trims of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax in the market including the base called LS, the flagship LTZ and the up-featured LT all expected to have the standard front-wheel drive though all-wheel drive options are likely to be available in the higher trims.

In the lower trims, cloth upholstery will grace the interior while in the LTZ, the standard leatherette upholstery will be seen. Another feature that will be unique this trim is power adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats. The cabin claims the ability to hold a capacity of five passengers. According to speculations however, the back seats are not large enough to accommodate three adults. They however would be fine of the passengers will be children. The cargo capacity though not much will be supplemented by space created from by the fold-flat front seats. A standard rear-view camera will be availed in all the trims while the infotainment is taken a notch higher. Among the most notable features are a 7-inch display, CD/MP3 player, 6-speaker audio system and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot for internet access. As for safety, the driver and front passenger both get knee bags and side curtain bags cover the front and rear outboard positions. Other safety equipment include 4-wheel antilock brakes, daytime running lights, post-collision safety system, a remote antitheft alarm and a traction and stability control.

2016 Chevrolet Trax rear

2016 Chevrolet Trax Engine 

The standard power train of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax will be made up of a 4-cylinder 1.4liter turbocharged engine capable of producing 138hp and 148lb-ft or torque. This will be operated by a 6-speed automatic transmission. The mileage values are at 26mpg city/ 34mpg highway/ 29mpg combined in the front wheel drive options while these values will stand at 24/31/27 for the all-wheel driveoptions.

2016 Chevrolet Trax interior

2016 Chevrolet Trax Release Date and Price

The Chevrolet Trax is expected to be sold at a price ranging from $20300 to $26730. As for the release, it is expected to be in dealerships in late summer or early fall in 2015.

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