So these pre-show images give a good idea of what we’re likely to get – at least as far as the exterior goes.
The Trax is based on the same platform as the new Barina city car, but rides higher and gets some beefy body styling to give it tougher presence.
Three four-cylinder engines have been announced for overseas markets: a 102kW/200Nm turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol, a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 96kW/300Nm 1.7-litre diesel. Gearbox choices are a six-speed manual transmission with stop-start system that temporarily shuts down the engine when the car is not moving.
A six-speed automatic will be available for the 1.4-litre and 1.7-litre diesel, which also offer on-demand all-wheel drive, with the 1.6-litre arriving only in front-wheel drive.
The safety list includes six airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic assistance for panic stops and uneven loading, stability and traction control, hill start and descent controls, and a trailer stabilising system.