NY Auto Show Preview: Chevrolet Trax mini-car concept

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Next week at the New York Auto Show, General Motors will be unveiling a trio of mini-car concepts, the first of which you can see right here. The Chevrolet Trax is a four door motivated by a 1.0L gas engine with a two-tone paint-scheme reminiscent of the original Honda CR-V Element. The fenders and bumpers are done with a matte finish, while the rest painted in Blaze Orange. All of the concepts were created by the GM Daewoo studio in South Korea.

The cars sit on top of the global mini vehicle platform that will form the basis of replacements for the Opel Corsa, and other GM small cars and will eventually be available in the US market. After the unveiling, people will have the opportunity to vote for which they think is the best design at www.vote4chevrolet.com. The press release is after the jump.

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For Release: Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 12:01 A.M.

The Chevrolet Trax is one of three Chevrolet minicar global concepts that General Motors will unveil at the New York International Auto Show on April 4. Designed to appeal to young car buyers in urban markets, these concepts will prove that art needn't take a back seat just because the canvas is small. The highly creative concepts drive the energy, diversity and excitement of urban life into cars that deliver good-looking fun, fuel economy and value.

After the April 4 unveiling, democracy lovers will get the chance to pick their favorite by visiting www.vote4chevrolet.com and cast their vote for the concept they prefer. The results will help Chevy determine U.S. market interest in the minicar segment, and which design resonates best with potential buyers.

All three concepts were designed at GM' s Design Studio in Incheon, South Korea, one of GM's 11 Global Design Studios. Built on GM's global mini architecture, they demonstrate the flexibility, creativity and innovative focus of design in GM's Asia Pacific region.

"These concepts highlight the strength and diversity of GM's Global Design capabilities, as well as the ability of our Global Product Development team to anticipate and quickly meet the evolving needs of our diverse markets around the world," said Ed Welburn, vice president, GM Global Design.

The four-door Trax is powered by a 1-liter gasoline engine. The upper part of the exterior is bathed in Blaze Orange, while lower corner panels sport a Burnt Orange matte finish. The paint combination provides a look that reinforces the notion this Chevrolet is all business despite its small size.

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