Growing Holden's SUV line up to four models, Trax will be offered in two-trim levels, the LS and LTZ, ranging in price from $23,490-$27,990. Every Trax model will feature as standard on every model, a seven-inch touch-screen with MyLink embedded apps, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, six airbags and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.
Trax features the same fuel efficient 1.8 litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol engine as the Holden Cruze and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission (LS only) to deliver fuel economy of just 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres.
A Gen II six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select is standard on the LTZ and available as an option on the LS, delivering very competitive fuel consumption of 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres. Holden Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Philip Brook said Trax was arriving in Australia at the right time to make the most of accelerating interest in small SUVs.
“The SUV segment continues to grow rapidly with small SUV sales growing 20 per cent this year,” Mr Brook said. “Trax offers a great package at an exceptional price point and we believe it will pose an immediate challenge to established models when it arrives in Holden dealerships in September.”
Trax has been designed to be fully-flexible, offering everything in a small SUV from multiple seating configurations to advanced technology features. It is the only vehicle in the class to include a 240V electrical socket in the rear of the centre console.
“We've included a standard rear view camera and rear parking sensors across the range. Our MyLink system offers access to the widest range of apps currently available in an Australian vehicle, including BringGo, an exceptional low-cost navigation option with functions that include Google places search,” Mr Brook said.
Holden Trax LS also features 16-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, cruise control and auto headlamps. Trax LTZ adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Sportec seats, heated front seats, fog lamps, under passenger seat storage tray and trip computer. Trax LTZ is offered standard with the six-speed automatic transmission for a retail price of $27,990.