A local debut for the Trax has not been confirmed, but with the crossover market already a major battleground in Australia, a Holden badge appears all but assured.
The General has confirmed that the Trax will be sold in more than 140 countries - but not the US - and Holden is understood to be considering a local release.
"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," Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of Product Development, said.
Engine details for the new Barina-based crossover have not been revealed, although it is likely that GM's 1.4 litre petrol engine - already powering the Encore and Cruze - will feature.
The Encore also features a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive layout, and both will likely come to the Trax.
With a markedly different styling language and a significant divide in trim grades, Opel's Mokka could also sell in Australia alongside a Holden-badged Trax.
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