2017 Chevrolet Tracker Is Portugese For ‘Trax’1
For those of us residing in North America, we remember the Chevrolet Tracker and its Geo counterpart as one of the final Suzuki partnership products before Geo was ultimately determined a failure and pulled from the market.
But, since 2013, the Tracker name has lived on in South America, and Chevrolet has revealed the 2017 Tracker, itself a 2017 Chevrolet Trax.
It wears an identical face to the small crossover sold in the U.S. and Canada but provides major mechanical improvements for the Brazilian market. Among those are a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an automatic transmission and a standard stop-start system.
Inside, technology comes first with the latest Chevrolet MyLink system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, OnStar and active safety features.
The previous-generation Tracker has sold 400,000 units, making it one of the most successful models for Chevrolet. The latest Tracker looks to build upon the success when it rolls into dealerships later this year.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
One has to wonder what an extra 100 cc of displacement might do to the performance and mileage characteristics of the Chevrolet Trax because if the 3,300 lb Trax got a 1.5L DOHC-4v 4-cyl turbo (from the base 2016 Chevy Malibu), the 160 hp should make the Trax more fun and possibly get better mileage because the engine would need to work as hard.