The Chevrolet Trax – known in China as the Seeker – is a new C-SUV that, although it just debuted as a product designed for the Asian giant, will also be global in nature and the Tracker will be launched in North America. Will replace the old generation. Market. Following its introduction in the United States, General Motors began production at the Changwon, South Korea plant.
In this regard, Roberto Rempel, CEO of GM in the Asian country, said: “With the significant investment, we aim to achieve world-class quality for the next-generation global vehicle, which will be produced at the Changwon factory, which brings together GM’s cutting-edge technology across its facilities, thus offering consumers a supplies the world- class vehicle and what they expect from a true American brand. The executive commented that it is a product of global scope as the Korean industrial complex will supply in addition to the United States, Mexico, Canada and other countries, which were not specified at this time.
Aesthetically, the Trax maintains a practically unchanged design with respect to the Seeker: like the Blazer, the front is divided into two sectors, with the daytime running lights (DRLs) on the top and the main headlights located below . The only difference with respect to the Chinese model is the bumper – with a large air intake, trapezoidal format and which does without chrome trim – and the design of alloy wheels.
In profile, its most marked and muscular lines stand out with the rising waistline and the fairly pronounced drop of the C-pillar giving it the sporty and coupé-like style it seeks to convey. Like all SUVs, it has black plastic protection on the wheel arches and the lower part of the body. Finally, the rear end looks quite different from the Bow Tie firm’s other products, not only because of the marked tilt of the gate, but also because of the inverted C-shaped headlights. A bumper with black plastic protection finishes off this sector.
Special mention to the RS versions (two will be offered) that will also form part of the portfolio. Like the Cruze RS, they stand out for a number of black details such as the brand emblem, grille frame, mirror casings and roof as well as specially designed alloy wheels.
Dimensions-wise, it measures 4.53 m long, 1.82 m wide, 1.56 m high and has a wheelbase of 2.70 m, which is why it ranks above the trackers manufactured in Brazil and Argentina (though not available in the US) and North America. American Trailblazer, but under Equinox. As we mentioned in their presentation, if it does land in South America, it could make for an interesting rival to the Toyota Corolla Cross or the Jeep Compass.
Inside, it looks similar to the Chinese Sicher: It has a dashboard that stands out for its technical content, with two superimposed screens that execute the functions of the instrument and multimedia system, compatible and enabled with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Are receiving remote updates. Both are oriented towards the driver and have air vents and climate control controls below. In the case of the RS versions, the sporty setting is given by the black lining and red details.
In terms of equipment, it includes automatic climate control, Intellibeam automatic headlights, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, frontal collision alert, blind spot alert and rear cross traffic alert, cruise speed control and involuntary lane change alert, among other items. is with
Mechanically, there are differences compared to the Seeker: the Trax will be offered with a 137 hp three-cylinder 1.2 turbo gasoline engine mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox instead of the more powerful 180 hp 1.5 turbo of the Chinese pair.
Despite being more modern and larger than its predecessor, the 2024 Trax will be even cheaper: prices in the United States for the most accessible version will start at US$21,495. At the moment, there is no official information about its arrival in our region, although several Brazilian media point to it as a possible successor to Cruze