Chevrolet has announced that it will introduce "an all-new small sport-utility vehicle," which will join its global portfolio and make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Named as the Chevrolet Trax, the American carmaker claims it has room for five passengers and offers class-leading cargo space. The Trax, though, will first go on sale in Mexico and Canada in the fourth quarter of this year before it gets sold in more than 140 markets around the world.
"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's 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 added that the Trax won't be sold in the US market "because of the strong position of the Equinox."
The Equinox is classified as a midsize crossover in the US and is just slightly larger than the current-generation Captiva. Could we then be looking at the next-generation Captiva in the Trax, since it's due for replacement, having been in production since 2006?