• Chevy Has Debuted the All-New 2020 Trailblazer and Tracker in China, But is it More of the Same?

One of these might arrive in the U.S.

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The Shanghai Auto Show is now in full force, and despite declining sales numbers, automakers are still flocking to the event to show off their latest and greatest China-bound model lines. Chevy is getting in on the action with the release of the 2020 Trailblazer and 2020 Tracker, two small SUVs designed to tempt younger buyers with sharp style and loads of practicality. However, does either one have what it takes?

The Formula Remains The Same

Chevy Has Debuted the All-New 2020 Trailblazer and Tracker in China, But is it More of the Same?
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China is Chevy’s second-largest market, so it makes sense for the Bow Tie to bring in some fresh models to bolster its offerings. While bringing in new, younger buyers can be very difficult; it’s the right move if Chevy wants to succeed in the long term.

As such, the brand will apply its usual “Redline” gloss for a little extra performance flavor. Both models also rock a very Camaro-esque front end, with narrow headlight housings and two-tiered grilles, a consistent theme seen across the product lineup.

The first debut is the new Trailblazer compact SUV, which takes after the FNR-CarryAll concept in terms of design language.

A pair of LED headlights are mounted up front, while the corners get 17-inch wheels. The usual Redline accessories add to the red-and-black color theme.

While aimed at the Chinese market, the new Trailblazer might also arrive stateside as a replacement for the Trax. Alternatively, Chevy could introduce it as a bridge model between the Trax and the Equinox.

Chevy Has Debuted the All-New 2020 Trailblazer and Tracker in China, But is it More of the Same?
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Next is the Chevrolet Tracker, the Bow Tie’s latest entry-level small SUV. Like the Trailblazer, the Tracker also gets LED lighting, plus a panoramic skylight up top. Grab the Tracker Redline edition, and you’ll get a black grille, 17-inch 10-spoke wheels finished in black, and black badging.

Take away the aggressive exterior stuff, and Tracker is essentially a less luxurious version of the new Buick Encore, which also recently debuted at Auto Shanghai 2019.

Both the Encore and the Tracker are based on GM’s GEM (Global Emerging Market) platform, and it’s unlikely we’ll find either in U.S. dealers any time soon.

Look for the 2020 Chevy Trailblazer and 2020 Chevy Tracker to hit international markets later in 2019.

At first glance, we actually like the Tracker and Trailblazer’s styling. The front end works well, and although we’re none too pleased the Redline upgrades are nothing more than little bits of performance styling sprinkled on top, they don’t really look terrible either way.

What do you think, dear reader? Do either of these compacts get your juices flowing? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further Reading

2017 Chevrolet Trax High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Chevrolet Trax.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer
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Read our full review on the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.

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The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer compact SUV and Tracker small SUV made their global debut today at Auto Shanghai 2019. The Redline variants on display will strengthen the brand’s presence in China, its second-largest market.

“Chevrolet has pivoted to a more youthful, fashionable, sporty and technological position, as its all-new products demonstrate,” said Scott Lawson, general director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM. “With the Redline trim, Chevrolet is giving today’s consumers an even greater variety of products to cater to their individual needs and preferences.”

Since introducing the Suburban Carryall – the world’s first SUV – in 1935, Chevrolet has been committed to offering innovative products with world-leading technologies to SUV enthusiasts. From 1980 to 2018, Chevrolet sold more than 20 million SUVs globally.

“The all-new Trailblazer and Tracker are taking us to the next chapter of Chevrolet SUV design,” said Stuart Norris, design director of global Chevrolet compact SUVs. “With their lean muscularity, every member of the Chevrolet SUV family is reinforcing the brand’s focus on performance and capability.”

Chevrolet Trailblazer

The all-new Trailblazer compact SUV has a character all its own, bringing a bold and expressive look to the segment, not to mention a new level of personalization. It was inspired by the Chevrolet FNR-CarryAll concept SUV, which showcased the brand’s new-generation SUV design language.

The all-new Trailblazer has a single bold body line that alludes to its strength. It also gives the sides a tight outline and, coupled with the smooth roof design, provides the entire exterior a lean aesthetic look.

Distinguished sharp split LED headlights seamlessly connect with the central trim on Chevrolet’s signature dual-intake grille and the bumper. This gives the front a sporty and dynamic feeling. The adoption of 17-inch smoked black sporty wheel hubs and red and black Redline accessories adds to the distinctive youthful aura.

Chevrolet Tracker

The Tracker, Chevrolet’s new entry-level small SUV, is targeted at the internet generation. Its dynamic SUV posture with Z-shaped lines across the body delivers a youthful kinetic energy along with an angular visual effect.

The U-shaped surface on the hood adds a sense of power. It is complemented by full LED headlights. The Tracker’s panoramic skylight contributes to the feeling of spaciousness. It also conveys the model’s aspirational yet attainable craftsmanship.

The Tracker Redline has an even more dynamic appearance, with black Chevrolet bowties in front and back, Chevrolet’s classic black grille, 17-inch black 10-spoke wheel hubs, and other exclusive red and black elements. It reveals the inherent racing DNA found in all Chevrolet models.

The all-new Trailblazer and Tracker are among the 15 Chevrolet vehicles being shown at Auto Shanghai 2019, this year’s leading automotive event in China, which runs from April 16-25. Chevrolet is also displaying the all-new Monza family, Onix, Malibu XL family, Equinox family, Orlando family, Traverse, Camaro ZL1, Corvette C7 and FNR-CarryAll concept SUV.

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