Chevrolet Philippines launched its 4th of July fireworks early this year, as it unveiled the all-new Tracker subcompact crossover via an online event on July 1. The Tracker boasts of sleek styling and a modern cabin built on GM’s Global Emerging Markets platform. Indeed, Tracker is a global SUV model that’s already notched up best-seller status in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, and has gained wide acceptance in China, a major market for Chevrolet.
The Tracker is a 5-seat, subcompact SUV that slots in at 4270mm x 1791mm, with 2570mm wheelbase. Its look is decidely sporty, with slim headlamps and LED daytime running lights merging into a semi-clamshell hood with U-shaped “power dome.” Under the hood is a 1.0-liter inline-3 cylinder engine with 117ps at 5800rpm and 175Nm at 1500-4200rpm. The engine drives the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The system incorporates an automatic Start/Stop feature that shuts the engine down when the car is idling or stationary.
That is one of the fuel-efficiency enhancing technologies on board the Tracker. The Tracker powertrain also has a mechanical water pump with electronic flow valve to maintain efficient operating temperature, variable displacement oil pump, exhaust gas recirculation, and water-cooled intercooler for the turbocharger.
The power steering is also an electric system, to allow for quick response and energy-efficient operation. The Tracker’s cabin includes an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, built-in GPS navigation, and multiple USB input ports. Sport seats with red stitching lend distinctiveness to the cockpit. The Tracker LS features a two-tone jet black and captain blue interior. The rear seats can split-fold for versatile use of the interior space.
The Tracker Redline Edition features a red-accented upper grille. The red trim is echoed on the side mirrors. Tracker’s 17-inch alloys are nicely rendered in black, also with red accents. Standard on the Redline is a panoramic moonroof.
Safety features on board the Tracker include ABS brakes, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, rollover mitigation, cornering brake control, panic brake assist, hill start assit, torque vectoring brakes, and four airbags. There’s also rear park assist and reverse camera with wide 130-degree view. Anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer are also available. Chevy Tracker is covered by a 5-year / 100,000 km warranty, and includes 24/7 roadside assitance coverage.
Two variants are available: the base Tracker LS priced at Php 1,142,888.00 and the sportier Tracker LT Redline Edition at Php 1,242,888.00. Chevy is offering an introductory discount of Php 30,000.00, regardless of mode of purchase, on the Tracker LS and LT Redline until September 30, 2021.
Chevrolet Tracker is available in five colors: Agate Red Metallic, Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Black Meet Kettle Metallic, Summit White, and Pow Zinga Metallic, a color exclusive to the LS variant.
“We are excited to introduce the all-new Chevrolet Tracker to the Philippine market. 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,” says Atty. Albert B. Arcilla, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company Inc.
“The Tracker will appeal to Filipino customers who want more from their crossover SUV. Available in two feature-packed variants, the Tracker offers fuel efficiency, safety, comfort, convenience, and connectivity packaged in a practical and capable SUV,” adds Atty. Arcilla.