Chevrolet has confirmed that it will begin Argentine production of the Tracker SUV in July.
The existing tracker is currently manufactured at SAIC-GM Norsom plant in China and GM Sao Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil. The automaker’s Alvare plant in the city of Rosario has been building the Chevrolet Cruise and its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine exclusively for the past five years. This is the only site where the cruise is still being built.
The Argentine government recently confirmed production plans with GM Senior Vice President and President of GM International Industries Amin, Reuters Report
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“The company aims to export the new car to other Latin American countries, mainly to Brazil and Colombia, where 80% of production is scheduled,” the government confirmed.
A GM spokesman added that “today’s meeting was a good opportunity to update the Argentine government on the progress of this important program and the economic benefits it will bring to the country.”
General Motors invested $ 740 million in its Alvear plant between 2014 and 2016 and confirmed in 2017 that it would invest an additional $ 300 million to build a new Chevrolet model on site.
The latest-generation tracker was first launched for the Chinese market in 2019 but is now available across South America. In China, it is sold with a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 162 hp and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT that allows the SUV to hit the speed of 62 mph (100 km / h) in 8.9 seconds. Interestingly, the tracker models currently imported into Argentina are sold with only 133 hp and 155 lb-ft (210 Nm) with a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder. This engine can be combined with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.