Chevrolet is going to offer the new 2015 Trax in the US with first deliveries expected in the beginning of the next year. The compact crossover will be exhibited at the 2014 New York Auto Show. We doubt that it will make huge success, because the US market is quite demanding.

"Trax offers customers another option in the Chevrolet family and will be a strong competitor in the emerging small-SUV market, which is expected to grow more than 80 % by 2016," commented Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet.

"Trax also leverages our global resources and builds on Chevrolet's strong SUV heritage.", he added.

2015 Chevrolet Trax US is virtually identical to the European version. The US model comes with a "dual-port" grille, sweptback headlights and muscular rear fenders.  The model also has plastic body cladding and 16" or 18" alloy wheels.

The interior boasts a new inspired instrument cluster, metallic accents and a MyLink infotainment system with a 7" display. The luggage compartment is pretty big – 530 liters and can be increased to 1,371 liter with rear seats folded down.

The engine is a 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline with 140HP (103 kW) and 200Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Specs:

Overview

Model: Chevrolet Trax
Body style / driveline: small SUV, front-engine/front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
Construction: body-frame integral
EPA vehicle class: sport utility vehicle
Key competitors: Kia Soul, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Manufacturing locations: Bupyeong, South Korea and San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Engine

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4
Displacement (cu. in. / cc): 83.2 / 1364
Bore and stroke (in. / mm): 2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6
Block material: cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, double continuously cam phaser intake and exhaust (DCVCP)
Ignition system: coil on plug
Fuel delivery: sequential multi-port fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 138 / 103 @ 4900 (SAE certified)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 148 / 200 @ 1850 (SAE certified)
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500
Emissions controls: close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; pre- and post-oxygen sensors
EPA fuel economy (city / hwy): 26 / 34

Transmission

Hydra-Matic 6T40 6-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1)
First: 4.58
Second: 2.96
Third: 1.91
Fourth: 1.45
Fifth: 1.00
Sixth: 0.75
Reverse: 2.94
Final drive: 3.53

Chassis/Suspension

Front: MacPherson strut with coil-over spring; direct-acting stabilizer bar; steel 6-point rigid attachment front cross member
Rear: compound crank (torsion beam); coil springs with twin-tube shock absorbers
Steering type: column-mounted electric power steering; rack-and-pinion gear (straight ratio)
Steering ratio: 16.1:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.7 (16-inch wheels) 2.6 (18-inch wheels)
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 36.7 / 11.2

Brakes

Type: FWD: front discs with ventilated rotors, rear drums; standard ABS

AWD: four-wheel disc with ventilated front discs and solid rear discs; standard ABS

Brake rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front: 11.8 x 1.0 / 300 x 26, ventilated discs (FWD & AWD)

rear: 10.6 x 0.5 / 268 x 12, solid discs (AWD)

Drum diameter (in / mm) : rear: 9 / 230 (FWD)
Anti-lock braking system: Mando MGH60 Chassis Controls: ABS / TCS / ESC with rollover mitigation

Wheels/Tires

Wheels: 16 x 6.5-inch steel with wheel cover (std.) 16 x 6.5-inch aluminum (opt.) 18 x 7-inch aluminum (opt.)
Tires: P205/70R16 ALS (std.) P215/55R18 AL3 (opt.)

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 100.6 / 2555
Overall length (in / mm): 168.5 / 4280
Overall width (in / mm): 69.9 / 1776
Overall height (in / mm): 65.9 / 1674
Track (in / mm): front: 60.6 / 1540 rear: 60.6 / 1540
Curb weight (lb / kg): FWD: 2805 / 1293 (est.) AWD: 3208 / 1455 (est.)
Minimum ground clearance (in. / mm): front: 6.2 / 157 rear: 6.2 / 157

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): front: 39.6 / 1005 rear: 38.8 / 985
Legroom (in / mm): front: 40.8 / 1037 rear: 35.7 / 907
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 54.1 / 1374 rear: 52.8 / 1340
Hip room (in / mm): front: 51.7 / 1313 rear: 50.2 / 1274
Passenger volume (cu ft / L): 92.8 / 2628
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 18.7 / 530 (behind rear seat) 48.4 / 1371 (rear seat folded)

Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L): 14 / 53
Engine oil (qt / L): 4.75 / 4.5
Cooling system (qt / L): 6.9 / 6.5

Source: Chevrolet