All-New Chevy Seeker Compact Crossover Leaked In China17
Late last year, GM Authority spotted a mysterious Chevrolet compact crossover being tested on public roads in Michigan. Though it looked like a potential next-gen Chevy Equinox at the time, we caught it being tested again in March and found it to be a new model sitting below the Equinox in the brand’s utility lineup. Now, the crossover has been fully leaked under the Chevy Seeker name in China.
The Asian country’s authorities have just published the official statement from SAIC-GM for the upcoming Chevy Seeker, a new compact crossover from Chevrolet to be positioned between the Trailblazer and the Equinox. In fact, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spoiled the joint venture’s eventual unveiling by leaking the name, exterior design and other details about this new vehicle that General Motors will introduce in the Chinese market.
In particular, the upcoming Chevy Seeker represents an all-new nameplate that will further expand the Bow Tie brand’s broad portfolio of vehicles. Although there is no official information on the model just yet, the all-new Seeker has the potential to be aimed primarily at international markets where the Chevy Equinox is considered a midsize model, and is not as popular.
Aesthetically, the all-new Chevy Seeker is a modern crossover with muscular proportions that introduces a new evolution of the brand’s design language. Up front, the Seeker features an imposing stance marked by a new chrome horizontal grille trim capped by boomerang-style shapes, which connect to a set of split lighting clusters that add some design flair.
Leaked data reveals that the upcoming Chevy Seeker is sized right between the current Trailblazer and Equinox at 178.6 inches long, 71.7 inches wide and 61.6 inches tall, riding on a 106.3-inch wheelbase. As highlighted by the latest spy photos, the Seeker has proportions inspired by the sporty-looking Chevy Blazer with its sharp hips, the prominent shape of the D-pillar and the voluminous rear end. It will likely be built on the GM VSS-F vehicle set.
The upcoming Chevy Seeker will be equipped with a 177-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5L engine in China and, like the brand’s latest releases, will be offered in a sporty RS variant. The Seeker is expected to make its official debut sometime this year in that country, but it’s currently unclear if this new crossover will also make its way to the United States or other markets internationally.
Finally, we’ll note this: the new Seeker is not the next-generation Chevrolet Trax, which will be revealed this year as a small coupe-crossover to slot below the Trailblazer.
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It’s the new Cadillac XT4.
Whatever it is, it’s entirely to small and cramped inside to be a worthy CUV!
The side view reminds me of the chinese Tracker.
It will seek out mechanics
Looks like all the vehicle manufacturers are coming up with in between SUV’s. Pretty much seems, overkill in the vehicle market.
Remember back in the 70’s when cars had character and you could tell them apart? Now most SUVs look alike. Ho Hum.
yes so many Station-wagon Utility Vehicle/crossovers look alike, making it very difficult to tell the difference without huge logos on the grills or tailgates. Although Chinese Chevy is nicer looking from the front than the Mexican Blazer sold in the U.S.A.,don’t care for the back look of the Chinese Chevy.
I think you meant the 50’s and 60’s. The 70’s where big, ugly, and severely underpowered and smogged. Besides a 70 Road Runner, what had character and good looks??
The taillights remind me of those used on the new Citroen C3 for emerging markets.
The SEEKER is seeking a place in the lineup.
I think this could work in North America.
With the same power plant as the current Equinox, could this be the vehicle that will replace the ICE Equinox in NA and the future for the Equinox will only be Electric
Just got a 2022 Trailblazer (AWD RS) a few months ago. Loving it. Kept our 2014 Equinox (V6 AWD LTZ) as a second car. We like the Equinox, but for variety did not want to have two of them at the same time. We were hot for Blazer, but after actually getting to try one, weren’t crazy about the size. When it comes time to part ways with the Equinox, I can see this thing being top of mind for a replacement.
Was it too big for your needs? The blazer
I like it. It’s a good looking modern crossover.
I did a little research and the Seeker seems to have dimensions very close to the Subaru Crosstrek,
I believe , Gm is trying what Ford is doing with the Bronco and Escape , 2 vehicles the same size , same platform but dealing with different segments of the market.
In the smaller segment where the Trailblazer is , Nissan , Mazda, Toyota, Jeep are all offering multiple vehicles in the same market
The Seeker will likely be built off the VSS-F chassis the same as the Trailblazer , some of the pics seem to point to a compound crank rear suspension as opposed to independent
I see this competing in the sub-compact crossover segment with more carlike styling , ie Mazda, Subaru and will be a perfect in NA as GM retires the Trax.
the 1.5L will give it more power than the TBlazer so it will sit lightly above the TB in the chevy lineup with the TB as the entry SUV/ CUV
Ugly. Especially the front grill.