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Oct 21, 2015
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Chevrolet launched their newest car, the Chevrolet Trax, last October 14 at the Palace Pool Club in BGC. The car that they unveiled that night was of a deep blue shade, officially called "Boracay Blue" (yes, no kidding) and whose pictures appear below. 

The Trax is dubbed a "subcompact crossover." Based on its silhouette and size, we see it as a mini-SUV. Chevy, in their press release, trumpeted it as a car with the "capabilities of an SUV and the agile handling of a compact car." If that line appeals to you, check out the Trax. Power-wise, the Trax is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers a considerable 140hp power output and a six-speed automatic transmission. 

As for competitiors, the Trax is an option for those who are looking to buy cars like the Honda HR-V and the Mitsubishi ASX, according to Topgear.com.ph. In the same article, Chevrolet clarifies that the Trax will not be competing with the Ford Ecosport, in response to buyers' reactions that the Trax seemed more expensive than the smaller Ecosport. The Ecosport ranges from P775,000 to P985,000, while the Trax will sell for P998,888 for the LS and P1,218,888 for the LT. The power difference between the two might be one big reason for the pricing: The Ford produces 110hp while the Trax produces 140. 

Sometimes, however, choosing a car boils down to how you feel after looking at it. That's where we can help because we've got 12 shots here of the all-new Chevrolet Trax.

Chevy tells us that the 1.4-liter engine is a "segment-first," and that it's efficient in the city and powerful in open roads. The carmaker is quick to highlight the fact that in spite of the 1.4-liter displacement, the engine is able to produce an amount of power found more commonly in bigger engines. This supposedly makes the car highly power-efficient. Its six-speed automatic transmission also has a manual shift mode option for those that want extra control. 

 

Adding to its sporty SUV vibe, the Trax has pronounced wheel flares, swept-back headlamps, and eye-catching wrap-around tail lamps.

 

According to Top Gear, The car has 1,370 liters of storage space, and has a 60/40 rear seat split. This means the rear seats fold down to give way to cargo in a 60/40 split. See that line in the photo right above? That's where the rear seat portion is divided. (And we're only saying this in case you're like most of us who don't get to see car specs every day!) 

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Additionally, the car has 15 storage locations. All these features make a car that's ideal for those with an active lifestyle. 

 

From the driver's seat, one can see the motorbike-inspired instrument cluster with its cool blue backlight. 

 

The car has a long list of safety systems in place: Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, Rear Wheel Boost, Roll Over Mitigation, Straight Line Stability, Engine Drag Control, Panic Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Descent Control, and a reversing camera.

It also features Chevrolet MyLink, which allows you to enjoy Siri Eyes Free digital connectivity. 

 

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