When was the last time you were a bit nervous in hazardous road conditions? In Louisville, we all know we can go from sunshine to rain or even snow in a matter of days, especially in the springtime. Earlier this year, Chevrolet introduced the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax, equipped with spectacular maneuverability to enhance safety features.
“Chevrolet is making a huge inroads with small cars around the world and Trax is the latest example,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. “It is the right vehicle at the right time in the U.S., building on Chevrolet’s strong SUV heritage with a package of features combining value, versatility, technology and maneuverability.”
Every day we record a vast amount of digital information used to monitor and process everything from our sleep habits to timing our morning jogs. With Chevrolet, specifically the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, it is no different. Physical crash testing still remains after years of testing. This particular experiment gives great insight into how a vehicle handles and impact.
“The safety Trax offers is the direct result of exhaustive testing and analysis using both traditional physical tests and advanced computer simulation,” said Al Manzor, GM North America regional chief engineer for Small and Compact Vehicles. “The vehicles in the computer models are complete 3-D replicas of the physical vehicles, so the simulations accurately depict the way all parts of the structure and components would react in a crash.
Trax Maneuverability and Safety Features
- Trax is powered by an Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine that’s backed by an efficiency-enhancing six-speed automatic transmission. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque helps Trax deliver a more confident driving experience. Most importantly, it is still efficient for both city and highway mileage.
- Available all-wheel drive enhances driving confidence in slippery conditions. The automatically engaging system seamlessly splits torque between the front and rear wheels, when required, for better traction and handling.
- A 100.6-inch wheelbase and wide stance – 60.6-inch front and rear track – contribute to a planted stance that fosters a more confident driving experience, while a tight 36.7-foot turning circle enhances maneuverability and nimbleness in tight urban environments, helping make the Trax easy to park.
- The strut-type front suspension is used with coil springs, a large stabilizer bar and side-load-compensated front strut modules – a combination that delivers ride comfort with sporty, direct responsiveness. The rear compound crank (torsion beam) design, with a double-wall, tubular V-shape beam profile and gas-charged twin-tube shocks combines all the advantages of a conventional torsion beam axle, including minimal space requirements, with low weight and consistent camber control. Noise-damping urethane spring isolators dampen noise.
- All models feature an electric power steering system that helps save fuel by drawing energy only when the steering wheel is turned. Designed to complement Trax’s balance of responsiveness and comfort, the EPS’s feel is light yet direct, enhancing the vehicle’s feeling of maneuverability – particularly at low speeds and during parking.
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