The 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will be held well into the second half of this year in September, is to become the venue for a new Chevrolet. We are talking about a compact SUV which will be an obvious competitor to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. Say hello to the Chevrolet Trax.

What the company promises with the five-seater Trax is high value, quality, refinement and looks at a lower-than-usual prices. For now we have this render which supposedly exhibits "a musular exterior design and a wide aesthetic stance". We can surely see it's chunky, but athletic?

Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe commented: "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 require."

The Trax will most probably hit the European markets sometime in the spring, next year. As much as 140 countries might get it.

Chevrolet Trax

Source: Chevrolet