DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Trax small SUV has received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. The rating was given to both front- and all-wheel drive models.
The award further cements Chevrolet’s lead in 5-Star rated 2015 vehicles, having more models in its lineup than any brand sold in the U.S. It also puts the Trax among the safest in the quickly expanding small SUV segment, which is expected to grow more than 80 percent in the next few years.
“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.
The Trax’s body structure forms a protective cage around the passenger compartment, with 66 percent of it composed of high-strength steels – including ultra-high-strength steel in strategic areas. The Trax features 10 air bags standard and a standard rearview camera. Rear park assist is available.
The NCAP evaluations include front, side and rollover testing. Trax also received a 5-star score on a side pole impact test, which simulates hitting a tree just behind the driver’s side A-pillar at 20 mph.
The all-new Trax started arriving at Chevrolet dealerships in December.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive & active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.