Holden Trax 2017 – Mainly a turbo engine – good features for a little car – but they come at a price

In 2013 Holden started selling a small SUV, the Trax, on the Australian market. This vehicle is sold as a Chevrolet in other parts of the world.  In 2014, Holden added a 1.4 litre turbo charged engine to some models.  Now that engine is on all the automatic versions and the 1.8 litre normally aspirated four cylinder is only available on the entry level which has a manual gear box.

The 1.8 and the 1.4 turbo have the same power output but the turbo gets it at lower revs and has more torque.

Most of the sales will be the turbo motor, with has a six speed automatic and with fuel consumption rated at 6.7 Litres per 100.

The Trax range has been widened to include new mid-variant LT model.

All models have:

  • Rear Park Assist and Rear View Camera
  • Cruise control
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto phone projection technology

The middle range LT gets some more stuff including:

  • Sunroof
  • 18 inch wheels
  • Digital radio

The top of the range adds features including:

  • leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

We took the top of the range model for a drive.

Originally aired on 15 April 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit

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