Holden has launched an all-new baby SUV called the Holden Trax, expanding the company’s growing SUV line up to four models. The Trax will be offered in two trim levels, the LS and LTZ, ranging in price from $23,490 to $27,990 plus on-road costs.
Set to arrive in Holden showrooms in September, all models in the Trax line up will features a 7” touch-screen with MyLink embedded apps, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, six airbags and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.
Powered by the Holden Cruze’s 1.8-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 104kW of power and 175Nm of torque, it is paired with a 5-speed manual (LS only) to deliver a fuel economy of 7.0L/100km. A 6-speed automatic gearbox with Active Select is standard on the LTZ and available as an option on the LS. It delivers 7.6L/100km of combined fuel consumption.
To give the car an Australian driving flavour, Holden’s local engineering team undertook development work on the Trax to localise the suspension tune and calibrate the engine and transmission for markets including Australia, Russia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Holden Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Philip Brook said that the Trax was arriving in Australia at the right time to make the most of accelerating interest in small SUVs.
“The SUV segment continues to grow rapidly with small SUV sales growing 20 per cent this year.
“Trax offers a great package at an exceptional price point and we believe it will pose an immediate challenge to established models when it arrives in Holden dealerships in September.
“None of the best-selling vehicles in this segment currently offer the same features for this price.”
According to Holden, the Trax is the only vehicle in its class to include a 240V electrical socket in the rear of the centre console to charge items like laptops while on the move.
Holden’s small SUV has also been awarded a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating and boasts a long list of standard safety features across the range, including six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) incorporating anti-lock braking system (ABS), brake assist, electronic brake force distribution and traction control. The Trax also includes the ISOFIX child seat anchorage system.
The Trax has a 1,200 towing capacity when fitted with the fully-integrated tow bar kit.
Holden Trax LS Highlights
- 1.8 litre petrol engine
- Five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
- 6 airbags (driver, front passenger, front side and curtain)
- ESC, ABS and TCS
- Hill Start Assist
- Descent Control System
- 16” alloy wheels (4)
- Air conditioning
- Rear view camera
- Rear parking sensors
- ISOFIX child seat anchorage system
- Holden MyLink infotainment System with 7” colour touch-screen display
- Embedded apps including Pandora®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn and BringGo navigation
- Siri® Eyes Free Mode
- AM/FM Radio with RDS display
- USB with iPod connectivity
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Leather steering wheel with audio controls
- Jet black cloth interior
- Auto headlamps
- Daytime running lamps
Holden Trax LTZ highlights over LS
- Six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select
- 18” alloy wheels (4)
- Jet black Sportec trim
- Heated front seats
- Front Fog Lamps
- Trip Computer
- Storage Tray Under Front Passenger Seat
|Model||Pricing (Excl. on-roads)|
|Holden Trax LS Manual||$23,490|
|Holden Trax LS Automatic||$25,690|
|Holden Trax LTZ (Auto only)||$27,990|