Crossover

Chevrolet Trax Coming to US as Encore’s Alter Ego

Set to debut in NYC this weekend.

The rise in the popularity of subcompact crossovers coupled with the unbridled success of the Buick Encore means the US will soon see the arrival of the Chevrolet Trax. It will make its debut at the New York Auto Show. Sharing the Encore’s platform, the Trax will be powered by the same 1.4-liter turbo-four, sending 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to either the front or all four wheels. A six speed automatic will be the only transmission offered.

Looking almost identical to the European variant, the US-spec Trax boasts a ‘dual-port’ grille, sweptback headlights, plastic body cladding and a choice of 16- or 18-inch alloys. While the interior doesn’t have the same premium feel as its tri-shielded cousin, it does have identical cabin space as well as plenty of new tech in the shape of Chevy MyLink with a seven-inch display, Siri Eyes Free and Onstar 4G LTE. Leatherette upholstery is also an option. The 2015 Chevy Trax will go on sale in the US early next year.

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