The Argentine subsidiary of General Motors has just announced that the company will increase production of the Chevy Tracker in the South American country, the second manufacturing hub of Chevrolet‘s subcompact crossover in the region.
The automaker announced that it will increase production of the Chevy Tracker at the GM Alvear plant in Argentina to meet the high demand for the vehicle in the domestic market and other South American countries, in many of which it is positioning itself as the best-selling crossover in its segment and in the entire market. This is the case of Argentina, where the Tracker has established itself as the utility vehicle sales leader after it began to be manufactured in the country.
In particular, GM Argentina has announced that it plans to gradually increase production of the Chevy Tracker at the Argentine plant in the coming months and reach a maximum volume since the last quarter of this year – when it will make notable changes to the production line. The second-generation Chevy Cruze, which has been on sale for more than seven years, is also manufactured at the Alvear complex, but production of the compact car will end this year.
Since the model began to be manufactured in Argentina in July 2022, production of the Chevy Tracker at the Alvear plant has gradually increased and went from being a complementary model to the one that now represents the largest volume in the line. In fact, the company revealed that a couple of weeks ago, the 25,000th Tracker unit was manufactured in the Argentina plant, marking a higher assembly rate in recent months.
The GM Alvear plant represents the third manufacturing facility for the fourth-generation Chevy Tracker worldwide, along with the SAIC-GM Norsom plant in China and the GM São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil. As such, the additional Tracker production in Argentina allows the Brazilian plant to better meet the high demand for the model in its own country, as well as in Mexico, the two largest auto markets in Latin America.
Previously, GM reported that 80 percent of Chevy Tracker production in Argentina is destined for export to other South American countries, including add-on units for Brazil itself and Colombia – a new export market that is now supplied exclusively by the Alvear plant. As such, the expected production increase will further strengthen Chevrolet’s crossover presence in the region.