New Chevrolet Trax is Chevy’s Buick Encore, won’t be coming to the U.S.

GM has just dropped an image of a new compact crossover called the Chevrolet Trax, which will be based on the Buick Encore platform and will go on sale in more than 140 markets. Do those 140 markets include the United States?

“Because of the strong position of the Equinox, there are no plans to introduce the Trax in the U.S. market,” GM said in a statement.

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“The Trax provides Chevrolet an entry into a growing small SUV segment and delivers the flexibility, great fuel economy and car-like handling that urban explorers around the world require,” said Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of Product Development. “After a record sales year in 2011 and a record first quarter, Chevrolet continues to meet customer needs by expanding its portfolio with strong new entries.”

The Chevrolet Trax will debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this year.

– By: Omar Rana