Hey World, Meet The Chevy Trax

What the world needs right now is yet another over-styled, utility and sport-free crossover, am I right? GM sure thinks I am, this new Chevy Trax combines the high center of gravity, compromised interior space and crappy driving dynamics of an SUV with the styling of a Transformers movie. » 5/15/12 10:00am 5/15/12 10:00am

Transformers 2: Three New TV Spots Debut Chevy Hick-Bot

Michael Bay's website just dropped three new TV commercials for next month's Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. What do they show? How about the Chevy Beat talking! And he sounds like a hick! A Chevy that's also a hick? Who woulda thunk it? » 5/20/09 10:30pm 5/20/09 10:30pm

2011 Chevy Spark: A Redneck Robot?

A new Activision website for the Transformers movie sequel video game features shots of robot modes for the Chevy Spark (Beat) and Trax. Frankly, they both look like hicks. A larger, higher-quality shot below. » 1/30/09 1:00pm 1/30/09 1:00pm

Transformers 2 Caught At Air Force Base, Chevy Beat Bot To Be "Skids"

Looks like the crew of Transformers 2 was caught on-set in Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base along with a couple of the more robotic cast members — albeit while in their vehicle mode get-ups. Based on the plates, it looks like we're also able to put a name to the bot who will be played by the Chevy Beat » 10/09/08 1:20pm 10/09/08 1:20pm: Skids.…

Surprise! Chevy Trax Shows Up On Set Of Transformers 2

We thought we had all the new vehicles already figured out for Michael Bay's next GM-gasm — Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Turns out there are still a few secrets to suss out as a Chevy Trax was spotted running chest to chest with the Chevy Beat moments after the the Bumblebee/Chevy Trax chase shot we saw… » 6/19/08 5:06pm 6/19/08 5:06pm

Chevy Set to Produce Beat Microcar

The votes are in, those who voted in the GM survey to pick the next microcar selected the Chevy Beat (pictured). I guess when you have a contest you shouldn't be surprised when the one you named Beat beats the competition. Out of 1.9 million votes this was the top selection, besting the Trax and the Groove. The Beat… » 11/14/07 2:15pm 11/14/07 2:15pm

Stirring the Pot: PR Shots of the Chevrolet Beat

It's a slow Saturday – especially after huffing down a Rose Street Burger at Mo's across the street from Bob's Big Boy – so we're digging through the flash drive that GM gave us last night. Curiously, included with PR gunk stuff about the Camaro Convertible and Holden EFIJY concepts are these pics plus a press… » 5/12/07 3:30pm 5/12/07 3:30pm

And In New York...There Was A Blizzard!

Ok, not really, but the few flakes we did see yesterday outside the Javits Center as we left another New York Auto Show were significantly more than those I saw during the 60-degree-plus temperatures we had in Detroit during the LA Auto Show. But because that didn't stop Times freelancer Jerry Garrett from making the… » 4/06/07 9:30pm 4/06/07 9:30pm

Fast as a Shark: No Sleep 'til Lynbrook

It's 10:46pm California time as I sit down to write this. But I'm not in San Pedro. I'm somewhere near Saint Marks Place in New York City, and the only sounds in the room are the tapping of two Apple keyboards and the rattling dull whine of air filters sucking the cigarette smoke out of the air of a spacious loft… » 4/06/07 7:00pm 4/06/07 7:00pm

New York Auto Show: Chevrolet's Minicars — Which One Should They Build?

We took a look at the three minicars Chevrolet unwrapped at the New York show: The Beat, Groove and Trax. All three are smaller than a jar of cornishons, but each one follows a distinctive style path. The Beat is a sporty hatch, not far from Chevy's WTCC concept; the Trax sports "active lifestyle" pretensions; and… » 4/06/07 11:24am 4/06/07 11:24am

GM Releases Info on Minicar Concepts for Real

The General whose prime directive is Motors will unveil three concept minicars at the New York auto show. John Q. Public will be bid to vote on his favorite of the three urban runabouts on www.vote4chevrolet.com. The first to be revealed is the Trax concept (shown). Common sense says the contest results will have the… » 3/29/07 1:01am 3/29/07 1:01am