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Chevrolet showcasing latest SUV at CCIA

Chevrolet will be showcasing its new small SUV at this year’s Company Car in Action, which takes place at Millbrook Proving Ground from June 11-12.

The Chevrolet Trax arrived in dealerships this spring so for many of the 1,000 fleet decision-makers expected at the event, it is likely to provide the first opportunity to test drive the vehicle.

Chevrolet says designers have created a vehicle for urban driving for motorists looking for a more rugged look.

Trax is available in front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) configurations whilst all manual transition variants of the Trax come with Start/Stop technology.

Complementing its Captiva ‘older brother’, Trax, is priced from £15,495, and forms part of Chevrolet’s goal to create a wide choice of SUVs.

The Trax engine line-up incorporates a 140 hp (103 kW) 1.4L turbocharged petrol unit available with a 6 speed manual transmission; 115 hp (85kW) 1.6L petrol engine with a 5 speed manual transmission; and 1.7L diesel engine which produces 130 hp (96 kW) and is available with either a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic (with manual mode).

The latest member of the growing Cruze family also makes its debut at CCIA – the Cruze Station Wagon with its estate practicality and 1,478-litre boot as well as the option of the new 1.7-litre VCDi, the most efficient Cruze engine ever, are all features set to appeal to company car drivers.

The new 1.7-litre diesel engine can reach 60mph in 10.0 seconds and has a combined fuel consumption of 62.7mpg and a CO2 output of 119g/km.

One of Chevrolet’s ‘stars’ at CCIA is last year’s European Car of the Year – the electric Volt. Volt’s electric drive unit provides 370Nm of instant torque, an acceleration time of 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds; and a top speed of 99mph, whilst on a single battery charge, the car is capable of covering 25-50 miles.

Extended-range driving up to 300 miles is available with a combination of a full tank of fuel and a fully charged battery.

In the UK, the Volt qualifies for the government’s Plug-In Car Grant worth up to £5,000, bringing the on-the-road price of your Chevrolet Volt to £30,255. It is also exempt from the daily congestion charge in London, saving owners up to a further £2,000 per year.

Powered electrically 100% of the time, the Volt’s 150hp electric drive unit consists of two electric motors, three clutches and a planetary gearset that improve overall efficiency by reducing the combined rotational speed of the electric motors.

The Volt’s 250 miles of extended range comes from an advanced 1.4-litre, 86hp petrol-powered engine. Once the battery’s energy is exhausted, power is seamlessly inverted to the electric drive unit from the generator.

The Chevrolet Spark, Aveo, Cruze Hatchback, Orlando and Captiva complete the range of vehicles available to drive from the manufacturer at CCIA.

Fleet operators can register to take part in the event at www.companycarinaction.com.

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