For Foreign Eyes Only - 2013 Chevrolet Trax to Debut in Paris

2012 Paris Motor Show

Chevrolet is going to Paris with a rebadged Buick Encore.

Chevrolet is heading to the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September for the global debut of their foreign markets-only (we in the U.S. enjoy the Equinox) Trax crossover. In what is basically a re-badged Buick Encore, the new crossover shares the Sonic-derived platform also found in the Opel Mokka and the aforementioned Buick. Chevy's new Trax will be the bowtie brand's entry model into the small crossover segment. It has been rumored to carry the Mokka's lineup of engines.

The lineup includes a 113hp 1.6-liter engine along with a 138hp 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline plant. A 1.7-liter diesel plant rated at 128hp could also be made available. "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. 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," said GM senior vice president of Product Development Mary Barra in a press release.

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The Chevrolet Trax will be launched later this year after it makes its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Chevy has plans to release the crossover in over 140 countries, just not in the U.S. Photos displayed are of the 2013 Chevrolet Trax and 2013 Buick Encore.

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