Chevrolet PH to launch Trax SUV at under P1M
Here’s another of those possible gifts to buy for Christmas.
The Covenant Car Company, Inc. is bringing to the local market by the final quarter of this year the Chevrolet Trax, a compact SUV seen to deliver more good tidings for the bowtie brand during the holiday season.
The Trax five-door hatchback offers crossover functionality with basically the same ride and handling as that of a small car.
Initially, TCCI will import from one of GM’s three plants in Korea just the Trax LT variant.
Under the hood is an Ecotec 1.4-liter turbo engine packing 138 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Trax has the signature Mylink infotainment with a 7-inch color screen, rearview camera, remote keyless entry and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard as well as fold flat 60/40 split rear seat, fold flat front passenger seat and 15 storage compartments. It was just awarded a 5-star crash test rating from NHTSA and IIHS top safety pick in the US. Chances are that Chevrolet’s new OnStar 4G LTE embedded vehicle data system that can turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot as an option might make it to the units set to be exported to the Philippines.
You can expect this model up for a dogfight against the Ford EcoSport, the Honda HRV, the Mitsubishi ASX and even Subaru XV to be competitive price-wise starting at around P998,000.