More than a year and a half after the world debut of the new Chevrolet Tracker in China, General Motors has just launched an additional variant of Chevy’s entry-level subcompact crossover to boost sales in the Asian country. Here is the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker Orange Edition, positioned as a mid-range variant of the model that’s mainly focused on younger consumers.
The Orange Edition introduces the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker lineup into the world’s largest automotive market, where the crossover enters its second model year. The fourth-generation Tracker, which is based on GM’s Global Emerging Market (GEM) platform, first went on sale in China in June 2019 as the replacement for the Chevrolet Trax.
Specifically, the new 2021 Chevrolet Tracker Orange Edition is based on the LT trim level and seeks to increase the popularity of the model in the Chinese market. In this regard, the brand decided to introduce an orange paint color to attract consumers’ attention and inject more vitality to the Tracker, stating that this more expressive hue better highlights the car’s sculpted body design.
This new 2021 Tracker Orange Edition builds on the LT’s standard equipment list by adding the latest generation of SAIC-GM’s infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen that supports multiple connectivity options and uses 5G network technology, OnStar telematics system, a panoramic roof, automatic headlights and LED taillights. In addition, it features six airbags, stability control and a rearview camera.
Mechanically, the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker Orange Edition is equipped with the 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder that serves as the model’s base engine in China. This next-generation mill generates 123 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to GM, this powertrain offers a combined fuel consumption of 43 mpg.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tracker Orange Edition will be available for sale in the Chinese market starting this Saturday, December 12, along with the other trim level variants of the new model year that remain unchanged. For this launch, Chevrolet has partnered with a Chinese rap star professionally known as “VaVa” who has a wide influence on the younger audience, whom the brand targets with the new, more expressive and affordable version.
With the arrival of the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker Orange Edition, the subcompact crossover’s lineup increases to a total of eight versions split through base, LT and Redline trim levels. The suggested price of the new version is 125,900 CNY, equivalent to about $19,280 USD at the current exchange rate.