Chevrolet PH has launched the all-new Tracker to do battle in the local crossover SUV segment

July 5, 2021

Chevrolet, through its official local distributor, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. or TCCCI, recently pulled the virtual warps off the all-new Tracker. Slated to compete in the hotly-contested small crossover SUV market, this latest addition to the American bowtie brand’s line up brings forth style, tech, and versatility to those looking to owning a capable car for the first time or those on the hunt for something to complement their main unit at home.

Sleek and sharp looks

First and foremost, the Chevy Tracker is a stunner to look at. Its range-topping Redline Edition, for example, boasts sharp, angular lines across its profile, giving it a youthful countenance, while a U-shaped surface on the hood is a bold touch that lends well to the front’s overall design. Squared-off LED daytime running lights, which double as turn signals, further enhance the Tracker’s striking fascia.

Strong black and red accents find themselves on the familiar front double grille, which is enhanced by a distinct horizontal red trim and a black Chevy bowtie emblem. This design element continues on the car’s black heated side mirrors which have a bright L-shaped red trim, and its 17-inch black alloy rims feature eye-catching red accents.

Well-appointed interior

Inside the Chevy Tracker Redline Edition is an all-black dual cockpit and jet-black seats adorned with red double stitching. The Tracker LS on the other hand offers a more playful, sporty lifestyle look and feel, with its two-toned jet black and captain blue interior.

Inspired by Chevrolet’s long history on the racetrack, the Tracker features sports-style driver and passenger seats that provide utmost comfort and support. Exclusive to the Tracker Redline Edition is a large, sliding panoramic sunroof that allows drivers and passengers to enjoy natural light while in the comforts of a modern and well-appointed cabin; or fresh air when the weather outside is nice simply by flicking a switch.

Tech to keep up and ahead of the trend

Tech-savvy people will find that the Chevy Track delivers on that department as well. It highlights is equipped with keyless entry, keyless ignition system which allows the driver to start the car with a push of a button on the key fob, and an automatic climate control system. These can be enjoyed on the Chevy Tracker Redline Edition.

On the dashboard, attentions focus on the sleek, functional, floating 8-inch colored touchscreen that features the latest generation Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System. It allows for smooth car and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay compatibility that allows users to safely plot navigation, play music, read and send messages, and make phone calls using the vehicle’s controls or Siri.

The Tracker’s MyLink Infotainment System also offers Bluetooth connectivity, four (4) USB ports, and one (1) SD card reader slot. The Tracker is designed to adapt to one’s lifestyle needs. It provides more than 20 smart storage solutions to keep things organized inside the car. And with multiple seating configurations, including 60/40 split folding rear seats, the new generation crossover SUV opens more room for more essential cargo.

A hefty suite of safety features

Safety is aplenty on the Chevy Tracker. It comes with a range of active and passive safety technologies including front and rear disc brakes, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Emergency Brake Warning, Rollover Mitigation, Enhanced Understeer Control, Mini Spare Detection, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Traction Control System (TCS), Engine Drag Control (EDC), Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Low Vacuum Brake Assist (LVBA), No Vacuum Brake Assist (NVBA), Fading Brake Assist (FBA), Torque Vectoring Brakes (TVBB), Engine Immobilizer, Anti-theft Alert System, Express-Up Window with Anti-Pinch function, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), driver, front passenger, and side airbags, ISOFIX system, electric heated side mirrors, and reverse camera with a wide 130-degree viewing angle.

Under the hood

Powering the Chevy Tracker is a gasoline-fed and turbocharged 1.0L 3-cylinder mill that pushes 116 hp and 175 Nm of torque to the front wheels. This is partnered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

But there more to this motor than what was expected. The reason being is that Chevy has beefed up the engine with smart technologies that help it to become more efficient.

It has an Active Thermal Management System with Electric Water Pump,Exhaust Gas Recirculation, and Variable Displacement Oil Pump, that make use of otherwise wasted energy to optimize engine performance and maintain engine temperature, while expending lower battery power and fuel consumption. The Water-Cooled Turbo Intercooler helps improve mechanical durability and lengthens the turbocharger’s life.

The Tracker has an intelligent Engine Start/Stop System that effectively helps reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Fully adapting to different traffic conditions, the discretionary Start/Stop function automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is running at low speed or is stationary. It is agile in restarting the engine before the driver releases the brake pedal, ensuring that a smooth drive and vehicle performance are maintained and consistent.

Pricing and availability

Chevy is now offering the Tracker in two variants; the base model LS and the KT Redline Edition which is prominently featured here. The former stickers for P1,142,888, while the latter can be had for P1,242,888. A special introductory discount of P30,000, regardless of mode of purchase, is available on the Tracker LS and LT Redline until September 30, 2021.

Available colors include; Agate Red Metallic, Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Black Meet Kettle Metallic, Summit White, and Pow Zinga Metallic, a color exclusive to the LS variant.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.