All New Holden Trax for Australia 2013

Holden Trax
Holden has confirmed it will expand its SUV portfolio with the launch of an all-new small sport utility vehicle, the Holden Trax, in 2013.

With room for five passengers, plenty of cargo space and class-leading technology, Trax is a global car that will be sold in more than 140 markets around the world.

Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said Trax would be an important entry for Holden into the increasingly popular small SUV segment which has grown 57.3 per cent year to date over last year.

“Trax will deliver the flexibility, great fuel economy, advanced safety features and car-like handling that more and more customers are looking for in today’s SUVs,” Elsworth said.

“This is another great example of Holden bringing the best new vehicles from GM’s global portfolio to Australia. With cars like Trax we continue to deliver world-class vehicles that meet the changing needs of customers.”

Trax combines SUV toughness and small car convenience with a muscular exterior design and wide athletic stance.

Eagled-eyed car enthusiasts may see a number of Trax models on Australian roads in the near future as Holden engineers complete development work on the global program.

Holden Director of Powertrain Engineering, Simon Cassin said Holden’s engineering know-how had been called upon to work on this important model.

“Holden is well recognised within the GM world for our expertise in engine and transmission calibration and we are very pleased to be involved in the development of this important vehicle,” Cassin said.

“We are working closely with the homeroom on global calibration work and of course making further refinements to ensure Trax will be well suited to Australian roads and conditions when it arrives next year.”

The global Chevrolet version of Trax will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. More details will be released closer to launch.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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