Photos by Monch Henares
|The New Generation 2024 Trax|
Manila, Philippines – Today on the Fourth of July, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) - Chevrolet Philippines officially launches the New Generation 2024 Trax – the latest crossover SUV that’s built bigger and bolder for customers who seek the practicality of a compact car with the space and utility of an SUV. Now with bigger dimensions, improved versatility and more solid equipment, the Trax is designed to evoke confidence on the road as you pursue your passions and achieve big things in life.
“The Philippines is the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the 2024 Trax, and we are proud to include this new generation crossover SUV in our local lineup of exciting Chevrolet vehicles,” says Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of TCCCI-Chevrolet Philippines. “The New Trax is bigger, bolder, more refined, and features Chevrolet’s revolutionary design philosophy and pioneering technologies, setting a new standard for crossovers in the country. The 2024 Trax is the first among several Chevrolet automobiles that TCCCI-Chevrolet Philippines has in store for the Filipino market, and it ushers in a new wave of modern Chevy models that are sure to be compelling choices for new car buyers because of their advanced technologies, stylish designs, and overall brand pedigree.”
|Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of TCCCI-Chevrolet Philippines|
The 2024 Chevrolet Trax is manufactured at the General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea. Built on GM’s global platform, it employs Chevrolet’s modern design language and cutting-edge technology that would certainly stand out in the fast-growing segment of crossovers in the country. This is made available in three variants: LT, Redline, and RS.
“The New Generation Trax is a global model that embodies the Spirit of Chevrolet, representing our brand’s objective to provide exceptional vehicles around the world,” says Ernesto Ortiz, President and Managing Director of General Motors’ Strategic Markets, Alliances, and Distributors. “We are confident that this model will make great strides in the Philippines, in the same way it has in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. We look forward to seeing the success of the Trax in collaboration with TCCCI, which has been our trusted partner for Chevrolet in the Philippines for almost 14 years.”
ALL-NEW PERFORMANCE AND DRIVING EXPERIENCE
New under the hood, the Trax is powered by a lightweight, direct injection 1.2L three-cylinder turbo DOHC-VVT engine that delivers up to 137 hp and 220 Nm of torque and is matched with a responsive smooth-shifting 6-speed AT. The turbo gives you a boost at an efficient rate when you need more power for passing maneuvers and on-ramp acceleration.
The body structure of the Trax executes GM’s latest Smart Engineering design system which intuitively promotes weight reduction and reinforcement to load-bearing parts. This contributes substantially to the outstanding driving performance, stability, and fuel economy of the vehicle.
EXCEPTIONAL STYLE THAT MATCHES YOUR PERSONALITY
The Trax presents an eye-catching appearance with its fascinating styling and bolder proportions. Compared to its predecessor, this second generation has a longer, lower, and wider body giving it a head-turning athletic stance that resembles a performance vehicle.
At the front, an updated grille with the Chevy signature high-eye LED daytime running lamps, LED headlamps, and a Chevy bowtie at the center give the Trax a sporty and menacing look. The sleek side profile is characterized by the dynamic wheel design, refined body contours, and horizontal lines that are swept back to the sloping roofline. The rear of the Trax also mirrors the snazzy look upfront with its lifted hatchback shape, rear spoiler with integrated LED high-mount stop lamp, and prominent LED taillights.
The Trax reflects a diverse personality for each trim with specific design cues on the exterior:
The LT features a neat and straightforward style with a gold Chevy bowtie, black front grille with chrome accent, silver bumper chin and rear bumper garnish, and 17” machined alloy wheels.
The Redline showcases a more gritty look stimulated by striking red accents on the gloss black grille, gloss black bumper chin and rear bumper garnish, gloss black side mirrors, black 18” alloy wheels, black roof rail, black Trax badge, and a black Chevy bowtie furnishing.
The RS presents the most athletic appearance evident in the rally sport style it carries. A black Chevy bowtie and RS badge are situated at the black front grille with a titanium chrome accent. The RS is rigged with unique two-tone 18” machine-faced alloy wheels. The side mirrors, roof panel, roof rail, bumper chin and rear bumper garnish in a high gloss black palette add flare to the overall charisma of the vehicle.
SPACIOUS AND TECH-FORWARD INTERIOR
This 2024 model offers a more comfortable and composed ride – thanks to the significant increase in vehicle dimensions and cabin roominess. The New Generation Trax is 279 longer and 51mm wider than the previous model. The long wheelbase of 2700mm with a short rear overhang results in generous legroom and cargo spaces. The interior configuration can also be expanded to accommodate various cargo requirements through its 60:40 split-folding second-row seats, with a maximum volume capacity of up to 1405L.
|SPACIOUS AND TECH-FORWARD INTERIOR|
The interior of the Trax is reimagined to create a sense of airiness and improve outward visibility. The dashboard displays a large infotainment system that is slightly angled towards the driver, a low instrument panel for convenient access to information, and round air vents inspired by Chevy performance vehicle design. Large door pockets, first- and second-row cup holders, rear center armrest, and other storage spaces in the center console are also available. Other upgraded amenities and equipment include Smart Key Passive Entry, Cruise Control, Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Auto Hold, reverse camera, rear air vents, and Type A and B USB ports.
Similar to the exterior, each variant presents unique décor and equipment inside:
The LT presents a neat Jet Black interior with blue accents. It has black leather-style seats with gray fabric, a cool gray door trim accent on the first row, and light-colored roof lining. The dash is equipped with a 3.5” monochrome multi-information cluster, an 8” touchscreen infotainment system, and furnished with a patterned silver trim and blue accent on the round vents that cut across the center.
The distinct red accents in the Redline are also flaunted in its Jet Black interior. The seats are in two-tone black and cool gray, with an 8-way power adjust for the driver. The driver information center is upgraded to an 8” full digital cluster, with a large 11” touchscreen infotainment system. It’s also equipped with Power Liftgate with Height Adjust.
The top-of-the-line RS exhibits the sportiest Jet Black interior featuring a dark-colored roof lining, red RS markings on the dash and gear shifter, black leather-style seats with red stitching, and embroidered RS on the front row headrest. It also has an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, Power Liftgate with Height Adjust, and resembles the Redline with the same 8” HD Digital Cluster and 11” Touchscreen Infotainment System, with upgrades including a flat-bottom steering wheel, Electric Sunroof, and Wireless Charger.
|The LT presents a neat Jet Black interior with blue accents. It has black leather-style seats with gray fabric, a cool gray door trim accent on the first row, and light-colored roof lining.|
(Photo from Chevrolet Philippines)
GLOBAL CHEVROLET SAFETY STANDARD
The Chevrolet Trax goes beyond its exceptional style, space, and performance. This crossover SUV also boasts a wide array of Advanced Safety and Driver Assistance Systems that come standard on all three variants to ensure a pleasurable and worry-free driving experience.
The Trax is loaded with Enhanced Stability Control (ESC) systems that support better control and vehicle handling such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control, Traction Control, Engine Drag Control, Panic Brake Assist, Enhanced Hill Start Assist, and Rollover Mitigation.
The Driver-Assist features also pay dividends when it comes to safety. A layer of protection is reinforced in the Trax to prevent any untoward incident with its Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Auto Control High Beam, Enhanced Front Pedestrian Detection, Low-Speed Imminent Collision Brake, Integrated Brake Assist, and Vehicle Forward Movement Detection.
The New Generation 2024 Chevrolet Trax is now available in Chevrolet dealerships nationwide, retailing at ₱ 1,793,888 for the LT variant, ₱ 1,866,888 for the Redline, and ₱ 1,948,888 for the RS.
|The Trax's first public display at Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati on July 14 to 16|
This newest Chevrolet crossover SUV will also be showcased in a series of roadshows in Metro Manila in the upcoming weeks. It will make its first public display at Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati on July 14 to 16, and will also be available for a test drive. Make sure to follow Chevrolet Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the next roadshow schedules.