Something beautiful arises when competing multinational automakers combine to produce a common product. In the SUV category, the Tracker is a descendant of another Japanese-American romance. This time, Chevrolet and General Motors collaborated with Suzuki to produce one of the best mini-SUVs to respond to the growing fuel-conscious market. In the truck category, the Colorado was born from the fatherhood of Chevrolet and Isuzu. The Japanese virtue of efficiency merged with the American passion for power and durability, and now comes the Tracker.
The American Revolution wants everyone to know that you belong because you are a proud owner of a Chevy Tracker. Fuel efficiency is now a demand that all car users wanted, but most Americans could not abandon their traditional preference for powerful engines. Dressing your key with a Chevy Tracker key fob means you haven’t forgotten American taste in your car preference, even if Japanese fuel efficiency has become your top concern.
The Tracker comes by many names. Originally marketed by General Motors under the Geo small car and SUV product lines as Tracker, it was later sold by Chevrolet under the same name. Suzuki calls it its own version like the Shield. Asüna and Pontiac sold it as Sunrunner until 1997. Suzuki named the model the Sidekick until 1999, when the second-generation Tracker rolled off the assembly lines. Suzuki called this generation of the Tracker the Suzuki Grand Vitara, a popular Japanese SUV in today’s market. In Mexico, the Tracker is still sold as the Chevrolet Grand Vitara until the last units came out in 2004.
Compared to other mini-SUVs on the market, which are mainly based on a robust light truck chassis, the Tracker is designed with a robust all-wheel drive system. It has a strong front suspension equipped with a strong “recirculating ball head box”. The truck’s engine is backed by either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission with a high- and low-mode two- or four-wheel drive transfer case. The foundation is like a conventional light truck with U-joint driveshafts that connect the front bushings with coil springs to the differential case. This makes the model a bit “tough,” but the design’s inherent durability in tough off-road conditions is a huge benefit that makes up for experiencing a bit of bumpy ride at times.
Over time, the Tracker’s legacy in terms of durability and performance will lead to a new model concept in the mini-SUV category. Chevrolet brand engineers are loyal patriots of the American Revolution and will always remember something important they learned from the Japanese. Eventually, the Tracker would unleash a new concept or design that would lead to a future SUV.
Always carry a beautiful Tracker keychain with you that reminds us of a great Japanese-American affair that gave birth to the Tracker. Available in black round chrome plaque, stone-look oval metal, and genuine leather designs, these key trims illustrate the proud Chevy logo and the “Tracker” model name protruding from a shiny black crystallite dome. This is a perfect gift with a very affordable price of $ 6.99.