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Holden Trax bolstered with 1.4 litre turbo engine

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The Holden Trax small SUV has received a new engine. The Trax LTZ model will be powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged engine, the same unit used in the Barina RS, Cruze SRi and SRiV.

Read ForceGT’s 2014 Holden Trax LTZ review here.

The new optional 1.4 litre iTi petrol engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and delivers 103kW of power and 200Nm of torque. With fuel economy of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres in the combined cycle, this new addition makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars in the Australian compact SUV market.

The 1.4 litre iTi Trax LTZ boasts a flat torque curve where peak torque is achieved at a low engine speed of only 1850rpm. Torque remains at 200Nm right through the range up to 1850 to 4900rpm.

Read our Holden Trax review

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Like the rest of the Holden range, the 1.4 litre iTi engine has been specifically calibrated by Holden engineers for Australian roads and is enhanced with a locally tuned suspension, tailored to meet the needs of Australian drivers.

“The 1.4 litre turbocharged engine provides drivers with even greater levels of refinement and performance, and when combined with the locally tuned chassis and steering, makes for a really fun and enjoyable drive,” said Jeremy Tassone, Holden’s Vehicle Development Manager.

“Holden’s talented engineers have done a fantastic job to ensure that the new 1.4 litre Trax LTZ has been designed to suit Australian driver preferences. Their hard work has really paid off.”

In addition to the new engine, the top of the range Trax LTZ boasts new 18 inch alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers, a driver’s armrest and a sunroof as standard.

These new additions join the list of standard features already found across the entire Trax range including a seven-inch touch-screen with MyLink embedded apps, rear view camera and Bluetooth™ phone and audio streaming.

Pricing (excluding on-roads)
Holden Trax LS, 1.8 litre manual                                $23,990
Holden Trax LS, 1.8 litre automatic                            $26,190
Holden Trax LTZ, 1.8 litre automatic                          $28,490
Holden Trax LTZ, 1.4 litre iTi automatic                     $29,990

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