Crossover Chevrolet Tracker has become larger and got a liter turbo engineJanuary 16, 2019
Design of the new compact SUV Chevrolet Tracker revealed. The model has changed not only the design, but also the platform.
The official premiere of the new Chevrolet Tracker crossover will be held in March this year in China. So far, the brand has distributed only one teaser model, but the appearance of the SUV is no longer a secret: in the base of the Ministry of Industry of the China, there were photos of the cross-country in full growth. In addition, some characteristics of the car became known.
In China, the new generation crossover will be sold exactly as a Tracker, although its predecessor is available there under the name Trax, as in the United States. The design is made in the style of other latest models of Chevrolet – for example, Monza sedan or second-generation Orkano compact van. According to preliminary data, the Tracker is built on a new platform developed by General Motors together with the Chinese concern SAIC (the previous model is based on the “diam” platform Gamma II). The length of the cross-country increased by 15 mm to 4270 mm, the wheelbase is now equal to 2570 mm (also 15 mm longer than its predecessor).
In the Chinese market, the Chevrolet Tracker will offer a new 1.0 petrol three-cylinder turbo engine with an output of 116 hp. The transmission in the certification body is not specified, but the Chinese media suggest that the motor will be combined with a dual-clutch robotic gearbox. Most likely, SUV retained all-wheel drive. The engine range of the previous Tracker (depending on the market) includes petrol turbo four 1.4 (140 hp) and engine 1.8 (140 hp), turbo diesel 1.6 (135 hp). Gearboxes – manual or automatic.
For China, Tracker will be produced at the local plant by the joint ventures GM and SAIC, where today they are producing a model of the previous generation. The predecessor does not use it there: in January-November of 2018 (there are no data for the whole year yet), 6024 vehicles were sold in the PRC, which is 62% less than in the eleven months of 2017.
The current Trax / Tracker has “twins” under the Opel and Buick brands – Mokka and Encore, respectively. The heir to the crossover of the German brand should appear in 2020, it will have nothing to do with the Chevrolet model (GM sold the Opel to the French PSA Group). But the Buick SUV is also likely to be transferred to a new platform. By the way, Encore in China is more cheerful, although its sales have seriously sunk: 14,562 Buick SUVs (-61%) sold in January-November.
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