Holden / Trax / LS
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
GENERAL Motors did not muck around
getting into the small SUV segment, quickly making tracks back in 2013 with the
As the original compact SUV cohort – now renamed medium SUV
– of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 grew up and the Holden Captiva 5 grew old,
models such as the Trax came and conquered new buyers who were downsizing from
larger vehicles, or simply shopping for a small hatchback.
In 2014 – its
first full year on sale – it found 5979 homes, while in 2016 the sales figure
soared to 7976 units despite the addition of several new rivals that did not
exist two years’ prior, such as the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and most recently
now the Toyota CH-R.
This facelifted Trax is designed to help the
Lion-branded vehicle claw back market share from newer rivals with a 1.4-litre
turbo replacing the prehistoric 1.8-litre non-turbo in the entry automatic
tested here, and fresh exterior and interior styling complete with an upgraded
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Model release date: February 2017
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