The current fourth-generation Chevy Tracker has just obtained the maximum five-star rating during testing of the New Car Assessment Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, or Latin NCAP.
Latin NCAP recently published its fourth installment of results so far in 2022 which evaluates the safety of new vehicles sold in Latin America. The Chevy Tracker stood out as one nameplates that obtained a five-star rating, consolidating the position of Chevrolet‘s small utility vehicle as one of the safest of its category in the region.
The Chevy Tracker achieved outstanding scores in the various safety tests carried out by Latin NCAP, including a protection level of 91.07 percent for adult occupants, 91.84 percent for child occupants, 54.14 percent for pedestrians and 83.18 percent for safety assist systems. The evaluations included frontal impact, side impact, pole side impact, whiplash, pedestrian protection, city and high-speed autonomous emergency braking tests, among others.
However, the Latin NCAP rating for the Chevy Tracker manufactured at the Brazil’s GM São Caetano do Sul and Argentina’s GM Alvear plants also included a warning note about a fire incident during pole side impact tests that led to the recall of more than 80,000 Tracker units in South America during April. The independent body recognized GM’s efforts to resolve the situation.
“Latin NCAP salutes Chevrolet’s actions towards safer vehicles in the region. General Motors’ cooperation at all times has been positive and it is expected that the other brands reach the same level of collaboration,” said Latin NCAP Secretary General, Alejandro Furas. “Vehicle safety labeling, including Latin NCAP star rating, is an effective mechanism to overcome some market constraints in order to have better informed consumers,” he added.
The Chevy Tracker is leading crossover sales in Brazil and is one of the most demanded models in its segment in other important Latin American markets, such as Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The popular utility is expected to increase its presence and consolidate its sales leadership in the region with the production of additional units in the Argentine plant, which began to be exported to Brazil and Colombia at the beginning of October.