An all-new turbocharged crossover has just arrived in the Philippines, and it's wearing a bow-tie on its grille. After announcing its forthcoming arrival in the country last month, The Covenant Car Company Inc (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevrolet in the country, has officially revealed the 2021 Tracker.
Set to go up against the likes of the Geely Coolray, MG ZS, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, and Ford EcoSport, the all-new Tracker combines sporty styling, high-tech features, a turbocharged powertrain, and racing-inspired looks.
Unlike the Trax, which hails from Korea, the Chevy Tracker comes from China via SAIC, the same company that also manages MG. First revealed at Auto Shanghai, Chevrolet claims the Tracker was built and designed for the 'internet generation'.
The Tracker features the brand's new 'lean muscularity' design language that consists of Z-shaped lines and angular creases on the bodywork. It gets a large front grille that is paired with a sporty-looking front bumper and is flanked by a sleek set of headlights.
Exclusive to the Tracker is the new Redline variant. Borrowing inspiration from the brand's racing heritage, the Redline version gives the Tracker a blacked-out front grille, black bow-tie badges, red exterior accents, and 17-inch wheels painted black.
Inside, the Tracker comes with an 8-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. It supports Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, and USB. The seats are upholstered in a combination of leather and fabric, while the steering wheel is fully wrapped in leather.
Other key features available on the new Tracker include an engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, reverse camera, heated side mirrors, and four USB ports.
Under the hood, the Tracker is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoTec inline-three. The engine makes a respectable 116 PS at 5800 rpm with 175 Nm of torque at 1500 - 4200 rpm and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual select. For better fuel economy, the Tracker comes fitted with an automatic engine start/stop control.
When it comes to safety, the Tracker has plenty. It gets anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with traction control, rollover mitigation, enhanced understeer control, cornering brake control, hill-start assist, panic brake assist, and torque vectoring brakes. The Tracker also comes standard with a 5-year warranty and free roadside assistance for 3 years.
Available colors for the 2021 Tracker include: Agate Red Metallic, Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Black Meet Kettle Metallic, Summit White, and Pow Zinga Metallic (only available on the LS)
With the Tracker now in the country, does this mean the Trax is set to be replaced? Or will Chevy offer both the Trax and the Tracker simultaneously? Currently, the Trax retails between PHP 1,185,888 and 1,535,888.
Pricing of the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker is as follows:
1.0 Tracker LS – PHP 1,142,888
1.0 Tracker LT Redline – PHP 1,242,888