Chevrolet confirms Trax SUV range details

The stocky-built five-door car will be a challenger to other small crossover vehicles including the Nissan Juke and the Skoda Yeti.

The Chevrolet Trax will be sold in two trim levels; the standard specification is called the LS trim while all other models come in the LT trim.

Engine options include a 1.6-litre petrol engine which is the only option with the standard LS trim, and is also available with LT models.

Other engine models with the LT trim include a 140bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.7-litre diesel, which will be the greenest engine option with CO2 emissions recorded at just 120g/km. With the diesel engine customers will pay just £30 per year in Vehicle Excise Duty.

All engines come with fuel-saving stop-start technology and a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The 1.7-litre diesel however can be alternatively connected to a six-speed automatic transmission if customers desire.

Standard equipment on the LS trim Trax includes 16″ alloy wheels, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors.

The LT trim brings 18″ alloy wheels to the mini-SUV, and adds more luxuries including a rear parking camera, Chevrolet’s Mylink infotainment system and leather trim for the steering wheel and gearknob.

The rear boot of the Chevrolet Trax offers 358 litres of luggage space or 1,370 litres when the rear seats are folded.

The new Chevrolet Trax is set to go on sale in Perrys Chevrolet dealerships during spring 2013, with prices likely start from around £14,000.