Chevrolet makes tracks in the subcompact SUV segment
YET ANOTHER very competitive crossover SUV has joined the Philippine market — and this time, it is the 2021 Chevrolet Tracker. The Tracker is Chevrolet’s latest product in its new-generation, SUV lineup and has actually already been available in many other markets worldwide, where it has become a highly coveted product.
It leverages Chevrolet’s sporty DNA and the brand’s history in offering the world’s first SUV, in the form of the Chevrolet Suburban Carryall, back in 1935. It is thus a very important product for the bowtie brand to introduce in the Philippines, as Filipinos have long demonstrated a strong appetite for versatile and affordable crossover SUVs.
“The Tracker, with its attractive design and state-of-the-art technical features, is living proof of our 85 years of crossover and SUV expertise,” said GM Strategic Markets Alliances and Distributors President and Managing Director Soemmer in a company release.
As a matter of fact, the Tracker has already been named the best-selling utility vehicle in major Latin American markets such as Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. It has also been selling exceptionally well in China — which has now become one of Chevrolet’s biggest international markets.
Atty. Albert Arcilla, president and CEO of The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCI), the official importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles and vehicle parts in the Philippines, shared, “This highly acclaimed crossover is a welcome addition to our refreshed model portfolio. The Tracker continues Chevrolet’s tradition of producing highly capable crossovers and highlights the brand’s unrelenting focus on growing market segments, by offering stylishly designed vehicles loaded with customer-centric technology.”
Atty. Arcilla also explained that Chevrolet Philippines had already planned to execute a transition to that refreshed portfolio back in 2019 — making the Tracker one of its most important vehicle introductions thus far. The popular crossover units will be imported directly from Chevrolet’s global plant in China.
The Tracker is a practical and capable crossover SUV that combines modern athletic design with intelligent connectivity features. It carries a small-displacement (one-liter), three-cylinder DOHC Ecotec turbo engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Being the crossover that it is, the Tracker offers good cargo capacity with loads of intelligent storage solutions. It is offered in two model variants: the base Tracker LS and the higher-end Tracker LT Redline Edition.
The Tracker LS exudes a more playful, sporty lifestyle look while the LT Redline Edition looks a lot more athletic, especially with its strong black and red accents found throughout the vehicle. The latter is decorated with an all-black dual cockpit matched with jet-black seats accentuated with racy, red double stitching. Both models feature sports-style driver and passenger seats.
Adding to the embellishments of the Redline Edition are a beautiful panoramic sunroof and 17-inch black alloy rims.
As the Tracker celebrates Chevrolet’s sporty DNA, its Bosch electric power steering wheel features a nice, flat-bottom, leather-wrapped design. Audio control buttons are incorporated within the steering wheel body. A floating eight-inch colored touchscreen can be found on the dash, and its MyLink infotainment system also offers Bluetooth connectivity, four USB ports, and an SD card reader slot.
The rear seats are foldable and can be split 60/40, and the cabin can accommodate multiple seating configurations to offer greater flexibility when transporting irregularly shaped cargo.
The Tracker comes with an intelligent engine start/stop system to help save on fuel. It is also equipped with a range of active and passive safety technologies, which include a reverse camera with a wide 130-degree viewing angle.
Units of the Chevrolet Tracker are already expected to be in local dealerships within the next two weeks. The product has already been pre-selling for a while now; and up for grabs is a special introductory discount of P30,000 — regardless of the mode of purchase — for both models of the Tracker until Sept. 30, 2021.
The base Tracker LS is currently priced at P1,142,888 while the sportier LT Redline Edition is priced at P1,242,888. They come with Chevrolet’s Complete Care package, which includes a five-year warranty, free enrollment to the 24/7 Chevrolet Roadside Assistance program for three years, and access to the 24/7 Chevy Hotline for all service needs.