Chevrolet’s 2015 Trax small crossover has been given one of the highest accolades by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a five star overall safety rating for both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.
The award is part of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, and further cements Chevrolet’s lead as having more five-star rated vehicles in its lineup than any other auto brand in the United States. This also means the Trax is among one of the safest vehicles in the ever-expanding small crossover segment, which by the way is expected to expand by eighty percent in the next few years.
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax uses high-strength steel wherever it can be utilized, especially in critical A-pillar areas of the vehicle. In all, sixty-six percent of the car is composed of high-strength steel. The Trax also makes use of ten standard air bags and a rear-view camera. Rear park assist is also an option.
“The Trax is the perfect example of Chevrolet’s commitment to putting state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features where it matters most for the customer,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet.
After Buick’s hit with the Encore, it only made sense for Chevrolet to introduce its Trax in the United States, despite the vehicle being sold just North of the U.S., in Canada, for sometime. It gives General Motors a jump start on this new niche segment before the competition readies the likes of Jeep Renegades to combat the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax’s smaller, yet functional, dimensions.