Today Chevrolet UK announced its prices of the eagerly anticipated new small SUV, the Chevrolet Trax, starting from £15,495. It will be available in Chevrolet dealerships from July 2013, and the order banks are now open.

For many decades, Chevrolet has been known for its dependable and capable SUVs, having invented the class over 75 years ago with the introduction of the Suburban Carryall in 1935. The Chevrolet Trax has the DNA of a Chevrolet SUV with all the traditional Chevrolet values and more. It is a modern, highly versatile yet fuel-efficient small SUV, offering car-like handling and all-wheel drive, making it perfect for today’s urban explorer.

Trax will be available in two trim levels, LS priced at £15,495 and LT starting at £17,495. The LT models will include Chevrolet’s exciting new generation of connected radio, Chevrolet MyLink technology. This new technologyaggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch high resolution full-colour touch screen display.

The system provides easy access to personal playlists, photo galleries, phone books, and other stored media and data. It also supports TuneIn internet radio, Siri Eyes Free, an intelligent assistant, as well as BringGo, a navigation app that can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones.

Through the Chevrolet MyLink technology, customers with a compatible iPhone or similar Apple product* running iOS 6 can also direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

The numerous storage spaces include a glove-box with two compartments and outlets for USB and auxiliary devices enabling discrete connectivity of iPods, smart phones, and other electronic devices. Customers will also appreciate the regular 230V socket that can be used for recharging laptops and other electronic devices without the need for an adapter.

The powertrain line-up will comprise a 140 hp (103 kW) 1.4L turbocharged petrol unit available with a 6 speed manual transmission, a 115 hp (85kW) 1.6L petrol engine with a 5 speed manual transmission as well as a 1.7L diesel engine which produces 130 hp (96 kW) and is available with either a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic (with manual mode). Customers will be able to choose between front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants. All manual transmission variants come with Stop/Start technology with CO2 emissions from as low as 120g/km for the 1.7VCDI manual FWD.

Trax will complement the larger Captiva and is the modern expression of one of Chevrolet’s core competencies, which is building and selling great SUVs; it is the original SUV reborn for the urban frontier.

* Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.