General Motors China recently held its annual Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge on December 13, in which participants attempted to achieve the highest-possible fuel economy in the 1.4-liter turbocharged 2014 Chevrolet Trax SUV. The vehicles carefully covered a total of 104 kilometers, closely monitoring their MPG returns along the way.
The convoy of Traxs travelled from the Guiyang International Automotive Trading Town to Duyun, a route which included expressways, city streets and rural roads. A man which GM identifies as Mr. Wen achieved the best fuel economy at the end of the run, with his Trax drinking only 5.2-liters of fuel over throughout the 100 km journey, equivalent to 45 MPG.
The participants consisted of existing Trax owners and potential customers. They were given tips and advice on how to save fuel in their daily commutes and also were able tp experience how the Trax performs on bumpy roads, through a high-speed S-curve, on a wet road and under emergency braking.
The 2014 GM China Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge also gave GM China the opportunity to show participants new products from Chevrolet, Buick and Baojun as they stopped at showrooms across China. GM began hosting its fuel-saving challenge in 2011 as a way to show how it’s addressing the demand for fuel efficiency with mor eco-friendly products like the Trax.