New Chevrolet Tracker: Orlando Style Design and Platform Designed Together with the ChineseOctober 31, 2018
The network posted spy shots from the tests of a new compact SUV Chevrolet Tracker. According to preliminary data, the official premiere of the model will be held next year.
The new Chevrolet crossover is being tested in Brazil and China, and photographs of the model have been published by Autos Segredos and Autohome. It is assumed that the paparazzi caught the next generation Tracker (in the United States and the China – Trax). However, it is possible that the brand will position the SUV as a completely new model, which will push the current Tracker out of the Chevy line.
Judging by the photo, the upcoming SUV is larger than its predecessor: the Brazilian portal believes that the model will be about 4.3 meters long, the wheelbase – 2.6 meters. In the current Chevrolet Tracker, these figures are 4255 and 2555 mm respectively. According to preliminary data, the new crossover is built on a fresh platform called Global Emerging Market (GEM), which was developed by General Motors with its long-time partner, the Chinese concern SAIC. The same platform will form the basis for the following Onix hatchback, Cobalt and Prisma sedans — the current models, including the Tracker, are built on the Giema II platform.
The design of the front of the new crossover is made in the style of the Chevrolet Orlando compact car recently debuted in China: the SUV has got the same huge grille and a similar bumper. But, unlike Orlando, SUV exterior mirrors are not located on the “legs”.
The Brazilian version of the cross tipped new three-cylinder turbo 1.0, its impact is still unknown. The engine range of the current Chevrolet Tracker (depending on the market) includes petrol “turbo four 1.4 (140 hp) and aspirated 1.8 (140 hp), 1.6 diesel turbo (135 hp). For the model provides all-wheel drive.
The official premiere of the new crossover is scheduled for next year, it will probably be produced in the same place as the Tracker: in China, Brazil and Korea.
Recall Tracker has “twins” under the brands Opel and Buick – Mokka and Encore, respectively. The heir to the German brand crossover 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 the new GEM platform.