Chinese production of the Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover has begun ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. All Trax models destined for the Chinese market will be manufactured locally by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
When the Trax goes on sale soon after its public unveiling in April, prices will start at 130,000 yuan ($21,160 USD) and end at around 170,000 yuan ($27,671 USD). By comparison, pricing for the the Buick Encore in which the Trax shares its platform with starts at 149,900 yuan ($24,399 USD) and ends at 196,900 yuan ($32,001 USD) in China.
The Trax will have the same 140 horsepower, 1.4 liter turbocharged engine on offer as the Encore mated to either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. A naturally aspirated 1.6 liter unit is expected to arrive in the near future.