The Compact SUVs are fast invading the car markets at various parts of the world. Thanks to Compact SUVs like the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster having taken various global car market by storm, almost every major auto maker is fast coming up with its own version of a Compact SUV.
We reported in detail when General Motors, one of the world’s leading car makers, released the details of its Chevrolet Trax compact SUV. Now it has emerged that the Trax will be launched in the South Korean car market on February 25.
The new car will go on sale in South Korean market with a 1.4 Litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox. Certain European markets also have a naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1.7 Litre turbocharged diesel engine on sale but GM hasn’t yet confirmed if it plans to launch these engine variants in South Korea.
While the Trax will initially make to do with only a petrol engine in the Korean car market, it is pretty much for sure that GM will soon introduce the 1.7 litre diesel engine in South Korea. It may be noted that the South Korean car market has considerable demand for diesel engine variants.
Currently, the 2013 Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in five variants. The top end variant will be loaded to the brim with features like 18 inch wheels, cruise control, 6 Airbags, ABS, ESP, leather seats, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, electric sunroof, Bose audio system and the Mylink infotainment system with Apple iPhone Siri connect.
It isn’t known if General Motors intends to launch the Chevrolet Trax in Indian car market. However, we won’t be too surprised if GM India wishes to launch the Trax in near future. What with the EcoSport close to being launched in our car market.