2013 Chevrolet Trax CUV won’t be in U.S. anytime soon

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The 2013 Chevrolet Trax CUV is designed to be modern, highly versatile yet fuel-efficient small SUV. It small enough to give a feel of like driving a car rather a SUV. The new CUV was debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show a few days ago, but won’t be available in the U.S anytime soon. There are many reasons why, but we think that GM is testing out the European market first to gauge interest, hopefully.

The 2013 Chevrolet Trax CUV is based on the same platform as the Buick Encore with design elements from the Sonic subcompact car. It is powered with three engine choices: a turbo-diesel 1.4-liter four-cylinder producing 140 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, and a 1.7-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 130 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Both the 1.4-liter and the 1.7-liter turbo-diesel engines are available with a six-speed manual transmission that features stop-start technology. There is also an optional all-wheel drive system available.

The 2013 Chevrolet Trax CUV is measured at 4,248 mm (167.2 inches) in length, a width of 1,776 mm (69.9 inches), and a wheelbase of 2,555 mm (100.6 inches). It has plenty of storage places inside, including bins above and on both sides of the center stack and under pass seat tray as well. In addition, the Trax has another 12.6 cubic feet of secondary stowage are under the cargo area, which gives has a total capacity of 48 cubic feet.

The small crossover is equipped with a 60/40 split rear seats and a front passenger seat, which can be folded flat for a total of eight seating configurations. The Trax CUV comes with MyLink infotainment system, a seven-inch color touchscreen and a navigation app as standard equipment.

No information on the pricing or availability of the new 2013 Chevrolet Trax CUV yet, but we’ll keep you informed of these details and the ‘if’ arrival news of the vehicle in the U.S. In the meantime, check out more photos in the above and see it in motion in the video below.