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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Export of new SUV made in Argentina starts

Export of new SUV made in Argentina starts

motor vehicle General Motors announces that it has started exporting its Chevrolet Tracker SUVA Section B model that began production at the Alwar, Santa Fe plant in late July after executing an investment of US$300 million. Colombia and Brazil Those were the countries where GM shipped the domestically manufactured Tracker, the company said.

Local subsidiary of the automaker, with exports to Colombia won a new market abroadGiven that it already exports the Cruze compact midsize to Brazil, the second model that makes it to Santa Fe.

During the month of September, General Motors produced the first 5,000 units of the Argentine Tracker and aims to export 80% of the production. Due to an investment of US$300 million made in recent years, the production capacity of the Santa Fe factory increased from 80,000 to 115,000 units per year.

GM Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay Vice President Federico Ovejero said: “We are very proud that the Tracker is already a reality and we are starting to export it. 80% of the production of this new vehicle is destined for export and We are working very hard along our entire value chain to achieve this. I thank our employees, suppliers, unions, national, provincial and municipal government officials with whom we continue to build a sustainable project for Argentina To keep working with effort and commitment.

The GM automotive complex at Alvear, highlights the automaker, becomes a Very important industrial center for the company due to its sizeThe scope and use of new manufacturing technologies used for the first time in the national automotive industry and will complete 25 years of operation next December.

Until local production starts, SUV Tracker arrived in Argentina market from Brazil, where manufacturing is in progress (both plants complement each other to meet demand). It is equipped with a 132 hp 1.2-liter turbo gasoline engine and a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

So far this year, Chevrolet has patented 3193 units of tracker, 35.1% less than the nine months of 2021. Local availability of the model and not dependent on imports may now allow it to improve its numbers within the disputed B-SUV category, where it competes with rivals such as the Nissan Kicks, Fiat Pulse. , Volkswagen T-Cross, Jeep Renegade, Citroen C4 Cactus and Peugeot 208.

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