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Chevrolet Tracker


First generation

The Geo Tracker was a mini SUV introduced in 1988 as a 1989 model. It was by CAMI which was a joint between General Motors of and Suzuki. North American were to be built in Cami’s Ontario, Canada plant its almost identical twin the Suzuki Sidekick (Escudo).

All and some 1990 Trackers built in Japan and imported to the US of delays at the CAMI factory in In 1990 production began in and all Trackers were now being there. The Tracker was originally by Suzuki’s 1.6L SOHC engine producing Template:Convert. The levels in 1989 were convertible, base 2 door and LSi hardtop.

LSi equipment included Air Chrome Rally Wheels, wipers, rear window spare tire cover, 3 automatic transmission, tinted and special red/black front and bucket seats. In 1990 the LSi was made available on the convertible also. All Trackers were wheel drive until a two wheel drive convertible was in 1992.

The two door hardtop were available until when they were to make way for the four door wagon that was to be introduced the year. Although Suzuki importing Sidekick 4-doors in CAMI didn’t start them until the 1996 year, when America got a Geo Tracker, now powered by Suzuki’s 16 valve 1.6L boasting

In 1998 the Geo nameplate was merged into Chevrolet and all Geo Models the Tracker were rebadged as in 1998. The Tracker was different most other light on the market in that it is based on a light-truck chassis. Although it to be a comfortable passenger SUV, it was by a sturdy off-road 4-wheel system with a conventional truck engine and transmission to a hi-lo, 2-4 transfer case.

The had a strong front suspension a rugged recirculating ball box. The conventional front was rigidly mounted ahead of the with U-jointed drive-shafts the coil-spring front hubs to the case. The rear axle was a light truck unit on springs.

As a result of the truck-like the Tracker had a fairly truck-like but the benefit was its notable durability in conditions. The production of the first model of the Tracker (and came to an end in Ontario after in order to make way for the second of Tracker/Vitara. However the first Sidekick continued in production in countries until 2004.


When the Geo Tracker was in the United States the Geo Brand was not in Canada. Because of this the was introduced there as both the Tracker and the GMC Tracker. The Chevrolet was sold at Chevrolet dealerships in starting in 1989. Initially were 3 models: a base base hardtop and a CL hardtop (CL is to the LSi in the Geo line).

In 1990 a CL convertible was added to the 1991 was the last year for the Tracker as the Geo marque was brought to in 1992 and all Chevrolet Trackers renamed Geo Trackers, yet they to display the Chevrolet Bow Tie symbol on the grill emblem until the end of in 1998. All 1989-1990 Chevrolet were four wheel From 1991 on the Geo Tracker in Canada was identical to its US counterpart.

The GMC was also introduced for the 1989 year to be sold at Pontiac-Buick-GMC in Canada. Just like the and Geo initially there were models: base convertible, hardtop and SLE hardtop (SLE equipped the same as the CL and LSi of the other In 1990 an SLE convertible was added to the

1991 was the last year for the GMC as GM introduced the Asüna marque in and the GMC Tracker was renamed the Asüna The Sunrunner was marketed as more and had no base model, with all of the being equipped like the were.The Asüna brand did not long though and after two years (1992 and 1993) the was rebranded as a Pontiac. The Pontiac was sold in Canada from in both base and top of the line GT

It was available in two and four wheel and in both convertible and hardtop While the Geo Tracker was also as a four door wagon in 1996, The Sunrunner never got body-style. Template:Clear

Second Edit

Template:Infobox Automobile In 1999, the Sidekick was discontinued, and a generation Tracker was introduced. time, it was a rebadged Suzuki Vitara which is still by GM in Latin American countries as the Grand Vitara. In Mexico, the Tracker remained in production and was there as Chevrolet Tracker.

The series was discontinued in the United and Canada in 2004, but all models the LJ80/Jimny are still in production in Suzuki plants. Some and Sidekicks were made at a plant in Kosai. Japan. The (1999 and up) Tracker models to a lightweight automobile-type rack and steering, and thus were near as popular with and off-road users since the and pinion is easily damaged expensive to repair).

The 1st generation Tracker was sold as the Vitara in Latin America, and the 2nd Tracker is sold as the Chevrolet Vitara in Latin American In North America, the first Tracker was sold as a Chevrolet in after GM discontinued the Geo brand.

In GM made the Suzuki Vitara/Grand and sold as Chevrolet Vitara/Grand (Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela in GM Ecuador), Suzuki Grand (Argentina) Chevrolet Tracker change Logos (Brazil and Both Produced by GM Argentina. On 27, 2004, production of the Chevrolet was discontinued at the CAMI plant in Ontario and replaced with the Equinox. A weird sude is that the Tracker sales with its Geo siblings suffered loss in sales when were rebadged Chevrolet in The Geo Branded vehicles out sold the badged ones 3 to 1.

Tracker in Edit

Even though the was discontinued in the U.S. Canada, the continued sales in Mexico although the model was facelifted in For the 2006 model year, the GM logo was added on the front

The Tracker was finally replaced by the 4 versions of the already introduced Captiva Sport (Saturn Vue in the U.S and even though the Vue Captiva are built in Mexico ) in the summer of because of rapidly falling due to its old design.

Questions Edit

According to a by the Insurance Institute for Highway [1]. models of the Geo Tracker between 1991 and 1993 the worst safety rating of all tested, with a reported 3.2 deaths per 10,000 vehicles. was nearly three times the of 1.1 deaths per 10,000 vehicles. crashes involving a rollover in a fatality rate six times the average.

Consumers Union and the Samurai Lawsuit Edit

The reputation of the Suzuki Samurai after Consumer Reports, the arm of Consumers Union, reported during a 1988 test on the course avoidance maneuver Union Short Course Lane Change, or CUSC for the Samurai experienced what deemed as an unacceptable amount of while undertaking the severe Suzuki sued on the grounds the statements made by CU intentionally their reputation and the reputation of vehicles in 1996.

Suzuki for $60 Million in damages and unspecified damages for what Suzuki was willful publication of fabricated results. After an 8-year battle and an overturned ruling dismissal of the lawsuit, both settled out of court through consent in 2004. CR did not pay money or a retraction, but issued a clarification it never intended to imply the Samurai easily rolls in routine driving conditions.

CR consented to no longer mentioning the conducted sixteen years to the settlement, in any future advertising and materials. Suzuki’s issued a acknowledging ‘C.U.’s stated for objective and unbiased testing and Both sides announced intention to remove material to the lawsuit from their web sites. [2]

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