GM Officially Launches All-New 2023 Chevy Seeker In China9
General Motors has just officially launched the Seeker as Chevrolet‘s newest compact crossover in the world’s largest auto market. The moves comes on the heels of Chevy opening pre-orders for the all-new 2023 Chevy Seeker in China earlier this month.
On Monday, September 19th, the SAIC-GM joint venture officially launched the all-new 2023 Chevy Seeker in the Asian country, where the new nameplate arrives to renew and increase the level of competitiveness of Chevy’s utility vehicle portfolio in the largest segment of the Chinese automobile market. In China, the Seeker is positioned between the subcompact (B-Segment) Chevy Tracker and the larger Chevy Equinox (C-Segment).
At launch, the 2023 Chevy Seeker lineup for China is comprised of five trims, including two variants of the range-topping RS trim level. All versions offer particularly high levels of equipment, many customization possibilities, as well as a bolder and sportier appearance meant to appeal to a new generation of young buyers.
In fact, in addition to debuting the brand’s latest design evolution, the 2023 Chevy Seeker is also the first Chevrolet crossover to offer an exterior appearance package that features two black hood stripes inspired by those offered on the Chevy Camaro. This optional appearance pack is exclusive to the two sporty-looking RS trims.
In addition, the 2023 Seeker is being offered with a choice of seven exterior colors, including the brand new “Contemporary Gold” hue.
The new Chevy Seeker is built on the GM VSS-F platform and as GM Authority reported last month, it features the most powerful 1.5T engine in its class. The crossover utility vehicle’s eighth-generation Ecotec engine generates a class-leading 135 kW (181 horsepower) along with 250 Nm or 184 pound-feet of torque. The boosted but peppy mill is mated exclusively to a CVT automatic transmission. GM claims that the Seeker is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and has a combined fuel economy of 6.5 L/100 km or 36.2 U.S. mpg.
The all-new 2023 Chevy Seeker will be available in China starting next week, when it will begin arriving at Chevrolet dealerships across China. All trims will feature various technologies and safety equipment as standard, including the new Tune Dynamic (TD) sound system.
The base version of the 2023 Seeker is priced to start at 139,900 yuan, or $19,970, at current exchange rates, while the range-topping RS model is priced to start at 164,900 yuan ($23,540).
As far as we know, GM is considering bringing the Seeker to North America, where it would slot between the Trailblazer and next-gen Equinox.
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please bring to the US – and/or put the 1.5l in the Trailblazer.
GM has a potential global vehicle winner here. They need to use the Seeker as the vanguard for a worldwide Chevrolet sales push.
It would be nice if this Seeker would seek a trip to the US.
Unless the Seeker has a 2.0 turbo, I don’t see a reason to have it here. It doesn’t make sense to have 3 vehicles (trailblazer, seeker, equinox) making around the same horsepower (170-180).
Much better than trail blazer . With slight changes ..
No way GM maintains that same pricing here though in NA market. If it’s mean tot be between the Trailblazer and Equinox, then we’re looking at ~$32,000 (CAD, for me). Beautiful vehicle made suddenly a little less attractive. How does China get such cheap prices?
Because it’s made there? It’s also being made in South Korea where I think any US spec Trax/Seeker will come from.
It would only be worth bringing to the US if they offer an AWD variant. To slot something between the Trailblazer and the Equinox, which both offer AWD, and then not add an AWD option to the Seeker would be a waste of time. The front end and side profile of the Seeker are clearly “baby Blazer”. This has huge potential in the US if properly optioned, packaged, and built in North America. Don’t bother brining it here at all if it is going to be made in China and then imported (such as the Buick Envision.)