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