GM to Sell Chevrolet Trax SUV Outside the U.S.

Trax
Chevrolet is planning to introduce a new compact SUV to 140 countries, but the U.S. isn’t one of them.

The name of Chevy’s newest and smallest SUV may sound familiar — we first saw the Trax micocar in concept form at the 2007 New York auto show. It was powered by a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, but there’s no word on its production powertrain.

The Chevrolet Trax will seat five passengers, but “because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. market,” GM said in a statement.

The Trax will meet the public at the Paris Motor Show in September. Its first market will be Mexico, and it will go on sale there at the end of this year.

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WTF

Has something changed at this website that you now publish speculation and information on products not relevant to the US market?

westphillyforever

@WTF: I'm not sure, but if the answer is "yes" then I love it.

J

It is not speculation, but a confirmed product already.
It will be named Trax in Mexico and Canada.
That is all that I can say before GM track me down.

carol

I would Love 2 go 2 the Paris Auto Show!

The 4-cylinder Equinox gets 32mpg highway. Unless this can do an EASY 40mpg it truly doesn't have a place in the US market. Cruze and Sonic do 40mpg and seat five as it is.

I'd rather have the larger Traverse with a more fuel efficient powertrain before any more "compact SUV's" enter the market. Those of us with seven in our families need to be driving ONE 30mpg vehicle around instead of two 40mpg vehicles. What does the Traverse have now? 3.6L V-6 with 280hp? Can't they use the new 2.5L Malibu four and maybe cam it for a tad more torque? 197hp/190tq isn't that bad but 200hp/220tq would be perfect. Make it available with 7 passenger seating only and take the tow package off the options list. That will keep the weight down enough that it would work. If Ford can put a turbo 2.0L in their Explorer and get 28mph highway then an NA 2.5L in the Traverse would absolutely wreck it in the economy category, I would expect 32mpg out of that.

In the meantime while Chevy sells all the 24mpg and 20mpg SUV's they can, I'll keep putting money in my 22mpg 1998 Silhouette. Bought it 10/2011 for $300 and so far I have made about $2700 in repairs over the last year and I don't have much left to fix before it's a new car again (shocks, struts, axles, starter, alternator, exhaust are still originals, engine, AC, transmission, radiator, and more are all new in the last 9 months). If nothing else I have $3000 in the vehicle and should be able to rack up 2-3 more years out of it until you get your stuff together. I'll put another $1000-$1500 into it over the next year finishing the recon. Sure it'll have 300K miles on it by then, but it's alright...

J

1.4L Turbo.

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