It’s been a while since I’ve been here in the middle of January. Now I remember why: It’s freezing in Montreal at this time of year! Thankfully, there’s a tunnel from my hotel to the Palais de Congress, so I don’t have to walk outside to get to the Montreal International Auto Show.
Starting the same week as the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there aren’t many surprises for journalists in Montreal. However, there was one world debut here this year along with some Canadian premieres. Following are some of the highlights:
Chevrolet had three new models and two concept cars making their Canadian debuts here, while a Cadillac was awarded the Canadian Automotive Jury’s (CAJ) Best of the Best Award.
The all-new Chevrolet Trax small SUV arrives now in Canada, starting at $18,495. It features Chevrolet’s 1.4-litre Ecotec turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.
The AWD Trax is available with a six-speed automatic transmission, featuring a fuel economy rating of 8.7 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 6.5 L/100 km on the highway.
Available with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, FWD models feature fuel economy ratings of 7.8 L/100 km in the city and 5.7 L/100 km on the highway (manual) and 8.1 L/100 km in the city and 5.9 L/100 km on the highway (automatic).