Trax, track-ready Chevys debut in Chicago Auto Show

Chevy is adding a 1LE model to its Camaro line, which is a race-track ready sports car.

Chevy is adding a 1LE model to its Camaro line, which is a race-track ready sports car.
Chevy is adding a 1LE model to its Camaro line, which is a race-track ready sports car.

CHICAGO, Illinois (WKBN) – Chevrolet is on a roll, unveiling two new vehicles Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

Chevy’s Camaro was all new for 2016. It will now add the 1LE model, which is a race-track ready sports car.

Also debuting in the newest version of the compact utility vehicle is Trax.

Trax came into the Chevy lineup just 13 months ago and is a hot seller. Chevy says it unveiled the Trax in the Windy City because it is the area’s top-selling small SUV.

Trax has a new grille, new premium interior appointments and a raft of active safety features – plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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The 2017 Trax goes on sale this fall in three trim levels, including a new high-end Premium level.

The new Camaro 1LE models bring the track-ready performance from the old Camaro chassis to its all-new-for-2016 chassis. Now, several hundred pounds lighter, the new 1LE will be available on both V-6 and V-8 models. Each is visually distinguished with a satin black hood, special wheels and more.

Since it is designed for the race track, 1LE comes only with a manual transmission. The V-6 Camaro has 335 horsepower; the V-8 has 445 hp.

Each features more aggressive suspension tuning, standard Brembo brakes and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. Available Recaro seats will keep you planted in the corners while racing.

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The 1LE packages come this fall with the 2017 Camaro. No pricing was announced.

Chevrolet executives say Chevy is the fastest-growing major brand in the auto industry.

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