For its Paris debut, the Trax will wear a Chevrolet badge ahead of its release to 140 markets worldwide. The Holden-badged Trax will go on sale in 2013.
Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said Trax would be an important entry for Holden into the increasingly popular small SUV segment, which has grown 57.3 per cent to date over last year.
"Trax will deliver the flexibility, great fuel economy, advanced safety features and car-like handling that more and more customers are looking for in today's SUVs," Elsworth said.
"This is another great example of Holden bringing the best new vehicles from GM's global portfolio to Australia. With cars like Trax we continue to deliver world-class vehicles that meet the changing needs of customers."
Ahead of its local launch, a number of pre-production Trax models will be on Australian roads, undergoing development work by Holden engineers.
Holden Director of Powertrain Engineering, Simon Cassin said Holden's engineering knowhow had been called upon to work on this important model.
"Holden is well recognised within the GM world for our expertise in engine and transmission calibration and we are very pleased to be involved in the development of this important vehicle," Cassin said.
"We are working closely with the homeroom on global calibration work and of course making further refinements to ensure Trax will be well suited to Australian roads and conditions when it arrives next year."