Built for China, the Seeker would find plenty of interested buyers in the US.
There's no denying the crossover boom is shaking up the industry in more ways than one. If you're looking for a car to carry passengers, chances are it won't be an actual car but a smallish SUV that's based on one. It's a commonality adopted by all automakers, with Chevrolet shifting away from sedans to adjust to the market trend. This is why it's revealed a new crossover for China but perhaps should come to the US instead. Meet the Chevy Seeker.
Motivating the Seeker is a 1.5-liter turbocharged unit. This seems to fit nicely with the RS package (pictured below in yellow). We can see a cohesive design backed by two-tone wheels, a black-painted roof, and LED lighting elements. In all, along with the value-packed cabin, the Seeker could appeal to American buyers.
The Seeker exists as part of a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC, which is based in Shanghai. If this sounds familiar, that's because it's how Buick has thrived in the 21st Century, having found popularity in the People's Republic. The current Buick Envision is built in China and exported to the US.
The Seeker features a tech-forward cabin that includes heated and cooled front seats, a wireless charge pad, a power liftgate, and a premium audio system. Completing the list of features is a single-pane dashboard with two 10.25-inch displays positioned next to each other. Wireless Apple CarPlay is available on the center screen.
In the US, the Chevrolet lineup currently allows you to choose from five crossovers, including the Trax, Trailblazer, Equinox, Blazer, and Traverse. One more couldn't hurt, especially knowing that the Trax will soon see the end of production.
That would leave the Trailblazer as the entry crossover to buy. A 2022 model will run you at least $22,995 for an FWD LS model. But the styling's utilitarian guise may not be to everyone's taste so if Chevy's going to offer variety regardless, perhaps it can find room in North America to compete with stylish utes like the Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Kona.