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More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:03 am

2013 Chevrolet Trax (European Model)


Chevrolet will introduce its newest European and Asian market subcompact CUV at the Paris Auto Show shortly. Called the "Trax" (see official GM photo above), this new CUV, based on the existing Chevy Sonic's platform, is platform-sisters with both the current Opel Mokka and the new Buick Encore. The Trax is expected to be powered by the same 1.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder motor or a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder petrol motor mated to either a six-speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission - as is used in the Buick Encore and the Chevy Sonic LTZ models. It is expected to compete against the Kia Soul, Mini Countryman and the upcoming Fiat 500"L" models.

Sales of the Trax is NOT guaranteed in the USA, as Chevy does not want to steal sales away from its profitable, hot selling (and larger) Equinox CUV. But increased competition in the sub-compact urban CUV market has U.S. Chevrolet dealers apparently asking for Chevy to sell the Trax here, as it was designed to pass U.S. crash standards and uses already U.S. emissions compliant engines. No pricing has been announced, but the loaded Buick Encore sells for approximately $27000 USD.

Source: http://blog.autoshopper.com/articles...64/Chevy-Makes-Trax-Away-From-USA/
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:30 am

Looks pretty decent. GM has upgraded their engineering delivery (i.e., their budget). It should be a good vehicle.

Saw an ad for a Mazda CX-5. 35 MPG highway, so it has the highest hwy mileage for any SUV. For a commuter pod, that is a good solution for many people.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:25 am

Looking forward to not seeing it on the road here.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:44 am

Quoting stasisLAX (Thread starter):
It is expected to compete against the Kia Soul, Mini Countryman and the upcoming Fiat 500"L" models.

Two of those are not CUVs.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:02 am

What an ugly car or truck....whatever...

And I guess it has the interior room of and Old VW Beetle...

I really dispose these vehicles and I wonder how long will it take the SUV-CUV craze to end... (maybe at 6 a gallon they will be gone)

*crosses fingers
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:03 am

Quoting racko (Reply 2):
Looking forward to not seeing it on the road here.

Same.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:12 am

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 4):
I really dispose these vehicles and I wonder how long will it take the SUV-CUV craze to end... (maybe at 6 a gallon they will be gone)

It's the expensive gas that brought them to us in the first place. First CAFE laws in the US supplant station wagons with large SUVs, and then further increases in fuel costs lead to those being replaced with crossovers.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:17 pm

I don't know what is up with the "Crossover" moniker. They are just fat cars.
 
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RE: More CUVs! Chevy Launches 2013 Trax

Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:11 pm

It will serve the rental car companies well I suppose...

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