The New Chevrolet, officially named Seeker, now makes its full debut in the People’s Republic of China with an attractive design and many good technologies.
The Chevrolet Seeker vehicle you see below perfectly matches the photos that leaked earlier this year, showing a spare-looking crossover with a long hood and short overhangs. If it looks somewhat familiar sitting on its 18-inch wheels, it’s probably because there seem to be influences shared with the current-generation Buick Envision, another SAIC-GM joint venture model.
The two, however, don’t share much more than the outward appearance. Inside the cabin, the New Seeker showcases a high-tech cockpit with a dual-screen design featuring two 10.25-inch displays. The one in the middle of the dash is angled toward the driver by about nine degrees for better visibility and ergonomics.
The infotainment system runs an all-new Xiaoxue operating system that is exclusive to China and supports wireless software updates and wireless Apple CarPlay. It’s nice to see that the screen is surrounded by fine perforated leather for a more refined overall feel. The front seats are electrically adjustable, heated and ventilated with adjustable lumbar support.
In addition to the rich standard equipment, a wireless charging pad for phones and a power liftgate are included. Customers can also order the new Chevrolet Seeker with Chevrolet’s Tune Dynamic premium sound system, which provides “a completely new listening experience for both driver and passengers as they find their own new paths.”
This is the first SAIC-GM product to be offered with this audio system. The crossover is powered by a new 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine from the Ecotec family. The automaker doesn’t release engine specs, though we do know it has a peak output of 180 horsepower. The maximum speed that the Seeker can reach with this engine is 205 kilometers per hour.