Chevrolet Will Add New Small SUV to Global Lineup
Trax will debut at Paris Motor Show and be sold in more than 140
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Trax, an all-new small sport utility vehicle,
will join the Chevrolet global portfolio and make its debut at the
Paris Motor Show in September.
With room for five passengers and class-leading cargo space, Trax will
meet the needs of customers in more than 140 markets. Mexico will be
the first market to launch the crossover in the fourth quarter of this
year. Because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no
plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. market.
"The Trax provides Chevrolet an entry into a growing small SUV
segment and delivers the flexibility, great fuel economy and car-like
handling that urban explorers around the world require," said
Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of Product Development.
"After a record sales year in 2011 and a record first quarter,
Chevrolet continues to meet customer needs by expanding its portfolio
with strong new entries."
Chevrolet has recently introduced a new Malibu mid-sized sedan,
Colorado pickup, TrailBlazer mid-sized SUV and Cruze station wagon.
When it joins its siblings in the showroom, Trax will possess the same
pioneering spirit and expressive design that defines each new
Trax exhibits its SUV toughness and capability in a small package
through a muscular exterior design and wide athletic stance. While its
contemporary form evolves the global Chevrolet design aesthetic,
Trax's interior and details will be executed to standards usually
found in more expensive vehicles.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's
largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and
selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides
customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited
performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.