It also handled rocky obstacles with confidence — exhibiting agility not found in several car-based competitors that lack a four-wheel-drive low needed for crawling over the really rough stuff. Following are highlights of what's new for 1999. Inside the four-door, Tracker engineers improved the way the rear seat is folded and stowed, gaining an additional 2. The new engine features a 34-percent increase in horsepower and provides Tracker with an impressive power-to-weight ratio. Sculpted fenders and side panels that add a sporty flair. If you're not sure, ask your dealer.
A new two-piece convertible top on two-door models. In addition, a clever lockable storage compartment boosts security. This new generation of Tracker comes with a wider track and longer overall length. By adding a lateral locating link to the Tracker rear suspension, engineers were able to make improvements in how the handling feels. This updated version of the Tracker rides better and handles with a certain sophistication not evident in previous issues, yet Chevrolet somehow manages to hold the line on prices this year, which allows the Tracker to remain squarely pegged in the affordable column. By 1997 a four-door, four-wheel.
The suspension provides one level of isolation, and rubber body mounts between the body and frame provide another level. In addition, the new rear suspension features a five-link design. With longer wheelbase, on the other hand, your car gains in stability but at the same time you should be cautious while driving over the bumps. Follow us on - - This site is not owned or operated by General Motors Company. Tracker Blends Agility with True SÚV Durability One of Tracker's greatest strengths is that it lives up to its sport utility heritage with outstanding durability, both on and off road.
Our Tracker also runs well on dry pavement, of course, while the all-season treads are reputed to do a reasonable job of tackling rain-slicked or snow-covered streets. The two-door Tracker is almost inches longer than its predecessor with a longer rear overhang, which provides an additional 1. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Tracker gives good grip At this moment in time, though, we must scale that very slippery slope.
When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your Chevrolet Tracker 1999. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. The independent front suspension on Tracker helps eat up road bumps and smooth out the ride. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. The Tracker was basically a rebadged Suzuki Escudo. These basic exterior dimensions also cross our mind when we have concerns about parking space in the yard. Tracker's two-speed transfer case, available for both hardtop and convertible, splits engine torque and applies it intelligently to either the front or rear wheels depending on need to prevent slippage.
The top fits tightly, and is designed to help reduce vibration and wind noise at highway speeds. Adding malleable suspension components like the front MacPherson-type struts and a rigid rear axle of five-link design, with lower and upper trailing arms and large 15-inch wheels and tires, creates an impressive vertical ground clearance of 8 inches. The new Tracker -- available in either two-door convertible or four-door versions, in two- or four-wheel drive -- features sporty new looks, more power, nimble handling and a roomier, more comfortable interior. Tempting price tag So why would anyone pick a teensy-weensy sport-ute like Tracker? New Interiors Provide Added Room and Comfort Both two- and four-door models have more room, refinements, comfort and convenience. We could probably climb out on foot, perhaps using hands on occasion to claw through sand to improve grip on severe grades, but we'd risk a dangerous tumble, not to mention encounters with desert critters like the rattlesnakes spied earlier on this four-wheeling foray. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog.
Chevrolet's pint-size sport-utility comes together in Canada, at a plant operated as a joint venture between General Motors Corp. The hardtop has a stronger engine, but it's optional for soft-top. More of everything Strengthening this new Tracker is a sturdy steel frame, which stretches to the length of the vehicle and employs ladder-type cross members that resist twisting and stabilize the platform for navigating through even the roughest off-road terrain. Providing function and sportiness, Tracker also has the agile handling, plus the durability that only a true SÚV can provide. So it seems prudent to remain in the vehicle at hand, risking plastic bumpers, tires and gears instead of our fragile flesh. Exterior Styling 'Chevy Truck Studio designers gave the vehicle a more sculpted, muscular look designed to improve its aerodynamics,' says Margaret Brooks, Tracker brand manager. It is also removable to provide maximum cargo area with the rear seats folded.
Trying it in a Tracker The revamped Chevrolet Tracker happens to be our vehicle of the moment and the set of wheels needed to climb out of Devil's Hole. On top of the grade at last, Tracker made all of the slip-sliding work seem easy, despite the tiny engine. Agility and Performance While the styling of Tracker has changed dramatically, equally dramatic changes were made under the skin. A low-mounted spare tire to help improve rearward driver visibility. Gears mesh, the little engine hums, and tires spew sand in all directions as Tracker slithers up the hill, skirting several serious depressions and bumping over embedded granite impediments along the way.