Chevrolet Trax Bound for Canada, Not US

Chevrolet Trax Bound for Canada, Not US

There’s another car you can’t have, only this it’s the Canadians thumbing their noses instead of ocean-away Europe.

It’s a scaled-down take on the high-selling North American SUV segment that takes a practical, less thirsty look at larger people carriers. Far from van status, the Chevrolet Trax can seat four adults, but dwarfs next to relatively small crossovers like the GMC Terrain.

Cars have come a long way from the bosy-on-frame days when true SUVs roamed the streets like dinosaurs — the Trax is just one of many more evolved species fed by climbing gas prices. But for now, the U.S. market remains comparatively sheltered compared to Canada where gas prices routinely hover around the ghastly five-dollar-per-gallon mark.

Yesterday, the average gallon of gasoline in the U.S. cost $3.85 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

This is far from the only time Canadians get cars that are unavailable Stateside. GM als offers the Chevrolet Orlando powered by a 2.4-liter direct-injected inline four.