After starting local production in late January and releasing a teaser image in February, General Motors has just officially launched the all-new Chevrolet Tracker in Brazil. The new-generation Tracker arrives in the country completely redesigned and with the potential to lead an unprecedented transformation in the small SUV segment, the fastest growing category in the Brazilian market.
GM reports that the new Chevrolet Tracker – based on the GEM platform – was developed specifically to cover the five aspects most valued by the consumer: design, safety, comfort, connectivity and performance. All this at a price point considerably lower than that of the outgoing-generation model (known in the U.S. as the Chevrolet Trax), which arrives in Brazil imported from Mexico.
“The new Tracker sets a new standard for SUVs. It innovates by delivering everything that the consumer really values, without any compromises,” said GM South America President, Carlos Zarlenga, in a press release. “It brings real SUV size and offers technologies that make everyday life much more practical and safe, such as on-board Wi-Fi and collision alert with autonomous emergency braking,” he finished.
Aesthetically, the all-new Chevrolet Tracker presents an exterior appearance with modern lines that fits the brand’s latest SUV design language. As such, it features new proportions and more sculpted shapes that enhance its look with a balance of robustness, sportiness and elegance. In addition, its reworked interior stands out for offering a contemporary design as well as generous room to comfortably carry five people and their luggage.
Customers will be able to choose between four trim levels: base, LT, LTZ and Premier. All come standard with many connectivity features, such as the latest Chevrolet Infotainment System and the OnStar service with optional on-board 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, plus the most comprehensive safety package in its class. This includes six airbags, electronic stability control, blind spot monitoring and several driver assist systems.
Mechanically, the Chevrolet Tracker manufactured at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant is equipped with one of two turbocharged Ecotec three-cylinder engines. The base powerplant is a 1.0-liter unit with 116 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque, which can be combined with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. The second engine is a 1.2-liter unit with 133 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque, which is only available with a six-speed automatic.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tracker is now available at more than 500 dealerships throughout Brazil. It is offered with a range of seven exterior color options – including the Power Blue shade that’s exclusive to the Premier trim level. Starting prices, which are notably lower than those of the outgoing model (R$94,990), are as follows:
- Tracker base: R$82,000 (about $16,000 USD at current exchange rates)
- Tracker LT: R$89,900 ($17,500 USD)
- Tracker LTZ: R$99,900 ($19,500 USD)
- Tracker Premier: R$112,000 ($21,900 USD)