New York Auto Show: Chevrolet to unveil 3 Minicar concepts

As a part of GM’s big show starting at 9:40 am at the New York Auto Show, Chevrolet will be unveiling 3 minicar concepts including the Chevrolet Trax (pictured above). The cars are designed to appeal to youth drivers kind of like what Toyota does with Scion. All three concepts were designed at GM” s Design Studio in Incheon, South Korea, one of GM”s 11 Global Design Studios.

After the 3 minicar concepts are unveiled on April 4th, users will get to go on and vote for their favorite concept to help Chevrolet determine which one to put in production for the U.S.. While the press release only names Trax out of the 3 minicar concepts, the tab on the vote4chevrolet website reads Beat, Groove and Trax, so we assume those are the official names of the 3 concepts.

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Press Release:

Chevrolet Prepared to Unveil Three Minicar Concepts Next Week in New York

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 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.

Source: GM

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