The flagship SUV for Chevrolet in China and Brazil, the Tracker just won a hot granny on the other side of the world. The unprecedented Chevrolet Tracker RS has appeared with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 184 horsepower with great opportunities to equip New Montana 2023 from here. But can RS be sold in our country?
Unlike other Chevrolet RS models sold in Brazil, such as the Onix RS and Cruze RS, the Tracker RS has more power. It launches for the first time the unprecedented 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 184 horsepower and 25.5 kg/m of torque. It’s the first time a car on the General Motors GEM platform has used a four-cylinder engine—until then, it was all three-cylinder.
If sold here with this engine in the future, the 184 hp would put the Tracker RS as the second most powerful compact SUV in Brazil. You’ll only lose 1 horsepower against the Jeep Renegade 1.3 Turbo, but with an obvious torque flaw. 25.5 kgfm is exactly the same 1.4 TSI engine used by the Volkswagen T-Cross.
Another difference is in the transmission. Currently, regardless of which engine is used in the Tracker (always a turbo 1.0 or 1.2), compact SUVs have a six-speed automatic transmission. In the RS, despite the sporty footprint, Chevrolet opted for a CVT shifter, which is relatively unheard of for the brand.
However, it brings respectable numbers, being done from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. For comparison, the Renegade 1.3 is more powerful, but it reaches 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds. But the fastest compact SUV in this regard is Citroen C4 Cactusto reach 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds.
But is the Tracker RS just a motor? not exactly. Chevrolet has also made changes to the suspension and steering system to handle the extra power. But the look received additional spice. The formula is the same as always: a black front grille with contrast interior welds, larger diamond wheels, black and chrome-free mirrors.
Gloss black has also been used for the Chevrolet logo, roof rack, rear emblems, and bumper details. The cabin hasn’t been revealed yet, but it should have a darker look and red detailing, as was typical of the entire RS line of the Gold Tie brand – or rather, the black tie, in the case of the RS.
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