Have you ever wanted the fancy Buick Encore but don't want your neighbors to think you're some kind of hoity-toity fuckin' millionaire? Chevy has got you covered, because the Chevrolet Trax is coming to America!
GM CEO Mary Barra announced today that the small crossover, sold in exotic foreign lands such as Canada and Mexico, will be sold in the U.S. market.
What is the Trax, you ask? It's a small crossover SUV built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic and is very closely related to the popular and hot-selling Buick Encore, known as the Opel Mokka in other markets. In Canada, at least, it gets a 1.4-liter turbo four with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.
The Trax has been a success globally, and the small crossover market is one of the fastest — if not the fastest — growing segments in all of auto-dom, so it's a smart move on Chevy's part to bring it here. You know people are gonna snatch it up. It seems like a pretty good value.
It's been around since 2012, so it's possible this new Trax will be a different car or a heavily refreshed one. Chevrolet is holding a press conference this evening as part of the New York Auto Show, so expect to see some kind of formal announcement and possibly the car itself there.
Hat tip to Derek Kreindler on Twitter!