General Motors announced that it would reduce the number of technological features of the Chevy Tracker and Chevy Onix in Brazil due to the shortage of semiconductors that is currently limiting production of both models in the country. The most significant loss will be in terms of connectivity.
The 2023 Chevy Tracker and 2023 Chevy Onix will begin arriving at the dealership network in Brazil in July with new simplified equipment packages, losing connectivity elements that until now were included as standard. This is a preventive measure to mitigate possible future production interruptions, and GM Brazil declared that this is a temporary measure.
“The global supply chain has still demonstrated unpredictability in the supply of components, with significant impacts on the global automotive industry,” said GM Brazil in a statement. “For this reason, temporarily, some Chevrolet Onix, Onix Plus, and Tracker models will have new more affordable sales packages without certain multimedia functionalities,” the automaker added.
Until further notice, 2023 Chevy Tracker and 2023 Chevy Onix units manufactured in Brazil do not include connectivity features such as the integrated 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging for smartphones, Bluetooth, and wireless or wired Android Auto. However, both vehicles will continue to offer the eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay but only with a wired connection.
GM Brazil announced that customers who purchase the 2023 Chevy Tracker and Chevy Onix with the simplified connectivity package would be able to purchase a new module capable of enabling these functionalities when the components become available. However, it did not give an estimated date due to supply chain instability.
The 2023 Chevy Tracker and 2023 Chevy Onix will go on sale next month in Brazil at more affordable prices due to the lack of connectivity elements. This is a temporary measure to meet the high demand for the vehicles and keep the GM Gravataí plant operational, which exclusively manufactures the Onix for South America and the GM São Caetano do Sul plant where the Chevy Tracker is produced.