China’s Chevy Seeker could preview US-bound compact crossovers

Official photos of a new Chevrolet Seeker compact crossover have begun to be published in China, along with popular consumer websites. Autohome.

Sikar is a new model that is expected to go on sale in China later this year, and in the United States it has a chance to see a prototype on local soil recently. It may end up here as a new entry, although there are rumors that it may end up here as a redesigned Equinox.

Chevrolet will introduce an electric Equinox for the 2024 model year, but an internal-combustion antagonist could be sold for another generation. You will notice that there are some similarities between the Electric Equinox and the design of this seeker, such as the shape of the side windows, as well as split headlights with slit-like daytime running lights.

2024 Crossover Spy Shot Like Chevrolet Coupe - Photo Credit: S.  Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Crossover Spy Shot Like Chevrolet Coupe – Photo Credit: S. Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Crossover Spy Shot Like Chevrolet Coupe - Photo Credit: S.  Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Crossover Spy Shot Like Chevrolet Coupe – Photo Credit: S. Baldauff / SB-Median

According to the website of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the length of the hunter is about 178.6 inches, which makes it 4.5 inches shorter than the current Equinox. The website also refers to Seeker’s powertrain as a 177 hp rated 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4.

It is not clear which platform sits below. One possibility is the aging D2XX platform found in Equinox, although another possibility is a more modern, and more flexible design known as VSS (Vehicle Strategy Set). The VSS portfolio of platforms is currently being launched and is expected to underpin most of GM’s internal-combustion lineup by 2025. The first of the VSS platforms is the VSS-F designed for mini and subcompact vehicles. It debuted in the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer.

Stay tuned.

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