On Saturday, December 12th, General Motors’ joint venture SAIC-GM began to export the new Chevrolet Tracker to an international market. On that day, the first 290 units of the next-generation subcompact crossover left the Huishan Railway Station in the city of Shenyang for Uzbekistan – one of the ten largest Chevrolet markets in the world.
This is the first time that the Chinese-built Chevrolet Tracker has left the country’s borders. Since its local launch back in June 2019, every unit of the new Tracker manufactured at the SAIC-GM Norsom plant was destined for the domestic market, where the fourth-generation crossover officially went on sale as the Chevrolet Trax’s replacement.
SAIC-GM announced that the start of Chevrolet Tracker exports to Uzbekistan represents an important step in strengthening its business, which the joint venture will further expand through a new strategy to export vehicles to Central Asia. This subregion, made up of the emerging countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, has so far been supplied mainly by GM Korea.
As in the rest of the markets were this brand’s entry-level subcompact crossover is marketed, the all-new Chevrolet Tracker will arrive in Uzbekistan to replace the Chevy Trax, which is sold in that country with the Tracker nameplate, with units coming from South Korea. Its local launch in that country is scheduled for the first weeks in January.
The automaker highlighted that the new Chevrolet Tracker exported abroad is equipped with GM’s global SmartPropulsion technology, in this case composed of latest-generation three-cylinder engines and two transmissions that are also manufactured in China. These enable a combination of segment-leading performance, fuel economy, emissions and reliability in the subcompact utility vehicle.
As such, the new Chevrolet Tracker continues its international expansion and strengthens its role as the brand’s most widespread small crossover by being sold in at least four subregions of the world. In addition to the Norsom plant in China, the fourth-generation Tracker is also manufactured at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil, which supplies most markets, mainly Latin America.