“The new Colorado Tracker range is catered to drivers who do serious off-roading, which is why it comes standard with a snorkel,” Lyn Buena, Chevrolet Philippines senior vice-president for marketing, told Fast Times.
In a press statement, Chevrolet Philippines said the 4×4 Tracker and Tracker Pro models come with a two-inch suspension lifts that along with the snorkel, helps the trucks wade through 880 millimeters of water. This is 80 millimeters more than the claim of its closest rival.
Launched at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show in April this year, the Tracker range also comes with a 6,000-pound tow hitch with electrical receiver, an aluminium skid plate, gunmetal gray 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, rear parking sensors and an electrochromatic rear-view mirror with a 4.3-inch LCD monitor with guide markers for the rear parking camera.
Meanwhile, the Tracker Pro model has a tire-pressure monitoring system, a forward-facing dashboard camera equipped with a 32-gigabyte memory card and a 12,000-pound integrated power winch with recovery-equipment package.
Walter Wong, Chevrolet Philippines assistant manager for marketing, said the package for the Tracker Pro includes hooks and other safety items that allow drivers to use the winch right out of the showroom.
The Colorado Tracker range is powered by the same 200-horsepower, 2.8-liter, four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine used in the regular 4×4 Colorado LTZ and is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet said the towing capacity of the trucks is up to 3.5 tons.
The Tracker package is currently a no-cost option to the Colorado LTZ, costing P1.468 million for the M/T variant and P1.538 million for the A/T variant. Meanwhile, the Tracker Pro package adds P60,000, costing P1.528 million for the M/T variant and P1.598 million for the A/T variant.