Chevrolet Tracker: Fun Facts
- The Tracker is a well-known car in the big screen; among others, it was featured in the following movies: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011); Frat Party (2009); Big Fat Liar (2002); The Witches of Oz (2011); Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009); Connie and Carla (2004); and How to Deal (2003). It also gained screen time on the following series: The Outer Limits (1995), The Sopranos (1999), Roswell (1999), Car and Driver Television (1999), Falcon (2006), Tru Calling (2003), and Alaska State Troopers (2009).
- The Chevrolet Tracker was originally sold as the Geo Tracker. The car was initially made for the car company Geo by CAMI Automotive, but the design was later given to Chevrolet. What gave the Chevrolet brand to the car is the Canadian market. The vehicle was sold as Geo Tracker in the US, but it was sold as the Chevrolet Tracker and the GMC Tracker in Canada. On a side note, CAMI Automotive is actually a joint venture of GM Canada and Suzuki. Hence, one can say that the Tracker is a baby of three companies (four, if you count Geo).
- Chevy dealers in Canada officially began selling the Tracker in 1989. When it debuted, it was offered in three models: a base convertible model, a base hardtop model and a CL hardtop model. But a fourth model, which was the CL convertible, was offered in 1990.
- Although the Tracker was sold as a compact SUV, it actually passed the certifications to be a light truck. The vehicle's parts and specs made it possible for the Tracker to handle off-road capabilities. The SUV was a sturdy 4-wheel drive and it had a light truck engine as well as a transmission system connected to a 2-4 transfer case.
- Aside from the US and Canada, the Tracker was also sold in Latin American countries-most notably in Mexico and Brazil. However, the car was retouched in 2005 and in 2006; the latter model had a silver GM logo on the front doors. Furthermore, long after the Tracker was discontinued in the US and Canada, production was still ongoing in Mexico and Brazil.