Chevrolet Trax Hits Europe
Have you heard of the Trax? It's a new Chevrolet vehicle that is being labeled as a compact crossover SUV and it will hit Mexican and Canadian dealership lots later in the year. Unfortunately, one place you won't see it is in Grand Rapids, MI at Berger Chevrolet, because GM is not selling Trax in America.
Another classic Chevy, Trailblazer, will also be released overseas but not here.
Why is GM not bringing Trax or Trailblazer to the US? Blame the profitable Chevrolet Equinox - "The not-quite-compact, not-quite-mid-size crossover continues to sell strongly here with little marketing expense. Why spend to launch a new vehicle -- smaller Trax or bigger Trailblazer -- and risk taking sales from that one? 'Because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. market,'" GM said in an announcement.1
General Motors has yet to reveal specifications on Trax, but we will know more after it's September reveal at the Paris Motor Show.
Chevrolet Equinox, on the other hand, is an affordable four-cylinder, 2.4-liter direct-injection Ecotec powered ride, producing 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.
Equinox returns 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive configuration. All-wheel-drive enhances traction, but MPG ratings switch to 20 city / 29 highway.