New Chevrolet Trax is unveiled in French capital

CHEVROLET is to showcase its new small SUV for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, the company has announced.

The Trax will sit below the Captiva in size. At about 4.25m long and less than 1.8m wide, the Trax will be compact enough to be handy around town, helped by its high driving position. It’s designed to be more practical than its size would suggest, with an array of storage bins dotted throughout the cabin and extra storage space underneath the 358-litre boot. Eight seating configurations will be possible thanks to a 60/40 split folding rear bench seat and a front passenger seat that folds flat, allowing long loads to be stowed safely. Three engines will be available at launch, including a basic 1.6-litre petrol, a 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and a 128bhp 1.7-litre diesel.