Chevrolet to launch Chinese-made Tracker crossover for PH market
There's an all-new crossover set to arrive in the Philippines, and it will come with a bow tie on the grille. After first unveiling it in China, The Covenant Car Company Inc (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevrolet in the country, will be debuting the all-new Tracker in the Philippines.
Serving as the brand's latest B-segment crossover, the Chevy Tracker is set to compete against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Kia Seltos, and Hyundai Kona. There are no details yet regarding the PH-spec Tracker. However, a quick look at the Chinese-spec version (as well as the Brazil version), and we have an idea of what we'll be getting.
Under the hood, a choice between 1.0-liter and 1.3-liter turbocharged engines is available. The former puts out 125 PS with 180 Nm of torque, while the latter produces 164 PS with 240 Nm of torque. The 1.0-liter is available with a six-speed manual/automatic gearbox, while the 1.3 only comes with a CVT. More than likely, the PH-spec Tracker could get the 1.3-liter engine in order to compete against its nearest rivals.
Since Chevy claims the vehicle is built for the internet generation, the Tracker features a high-tech interior. It has touchscreen infotainment with Chevy's newest version of MyLink. It supports Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, navigation, and even voice recognition. Other available features that could make their way on the Chevrolet Tracker include automatic climate control, push-button start, leather upholstery, and a D-cut steering wheel.
As far as styling is concerned, the Tracker has a youthful and dynamic design. With its Z-shaped lines across the body, its angular look is reminiscent of sports cars. The crossover gets a two-tier front grille, sleek LED headlights with daytime running lights, stylish alloy wheels, black body cladding, wraparound LED taillights, and a sloping roofline.
The Chevrolet Tracker is set to make its Philippine debut on July 1, 2021. With its scheduled arrival, what will happen to the Trax? Will it be ultimately replaced by the Tracker, or will it sit alongside the aging Trax?