Chevrolet Trax hits the China car market
Published on April 28, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The 2014 Chevrolet Trax has been launched on the China car market, giving General Motors another entry in the hot and booming compact SUV segment. Price for the Chevrolet Trax starts at 119.900 yuan and ends at 159.900. The Trax debuted last week on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The Chevrolet Trax is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The Chinese name of the Chevrolet Trax will be ‘TRAX chuangku (创酷)’, best translated as ‘Trax Creating Cool’.
The Chevrolet Trax is basically the same car as the Buick Encore, but with another name and another front. The Buick Encore is already in production in China at Shanghai-GM so adding the Trax doesn’t cost GM too much money. The Chevrolet is aimed at young buyers whereas Buick is very mid-age these days.
The Trax is powered by a 1.4 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 140hp and 200nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.