There’s no doubt that we’re more interested in subcompacts, here in the days of $2.50 a gallon gas. But can Chevrolet make it happen where Toyota, Honda, even smart, have such a head start? The brand will test the waters at the New York auto show with a trio of 1.0-liter concept cars—which you can vote on at vote4chevrolet.com. After the show, no doubt, hundreds of GMers will spend thousands of hours dissecting the data from the poll and from the show, trying to figure out if enough people would buy something from Chevy instead of a Yaris, a Fit, or an xB. There are good signs for Chevrolet—the Aveo’s been a solid success. And the lessons from the Aveo are already being put to use with the Trax concept (the other two names will be revealed in New York). The Trax, for example, has been designed in South Korea to meet all relevant regulations in all markets. That means U.S. safety, Europe pedestrian, Japan emissions. Will it fly worldwide, under a bowtie logo? We’ll let you know as we cover the New York show.
GM Has Trax Concept for New York—TheCarConnection.com