Chevrolet‘s all-new Trax SUV is going to be sold in 140 other global markets this year, but it’s for certain now that we won’t be seeing it on American soil.
The Trax is based on the Buick Encore, but according to our colleagues at GMInsideNews, the American automaker believes the next-generation Equinox will be more than enough for the U.S. market. It’s believed that the next Equinox will be smaller in size and will also replace the Captiva when it comes to market, based on GM‘s Delta architecture. The switch in architecture will also allow GM to easily manufacture the Equinox in other continents.
Even though GM has no immediate plans to bring the Trax to America due to the Equinox’s similarities, the model is federalized to sell in the U.S. if the automaker decides to change its mind. But for now, the Trax is more fitting for other global markets, where the crossover segment is more fragmented. We should expect to see the next-generation Equinox in 2015.