New Chevrolet Seeker Compact SUV Debuts in China, Could Come in the US too

Chevrolet has acquired the new Seeker, an all-new compact SUV that will be produced by SAIC-GM in China. After the prototype sightings of the model in the United States, there is an opportunity to display it in North America.

We first set our eyes on the Chevrolet Seeker last April, in the image database of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The official debut confirms what we’ve seen, and the SUV adopts modern design cues similar to other Chevrolet products, along with a sleeker silhouette.

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Up front, the Seeker gets a separate headlight design treatment similar to the larger ICE-powered Blazer and the smaller Trailblazer, but the grille features a unique X-shaped chrome element, making up for the lack of a traditional hourglass shape. The profile is muscular with a familiar window line and plastic livery around the wheel arches. At the rear, the steeply slanted rear windshield stands out, with cube-shaped LED taillights extending toward the rear shoulders in harmony with the faux air vents.

The model is pictured with RS trim, with 18-inch five-spoke wheels, a black roof, and RS badging on the grille and tailgate. Chevrolet said it will offer the Finder in two different versions of the RS for the Chinese market.

The Seeker is 4,537 mm (178.6 in) long, 1,823 mm (71.8 in) wide and 1,564 mm (61.6 in) long with a 2,700 mm (106.3 in) wheelbase. This makes it 130 mm (5.1 in) longer than the Trailblazer, but 115 mm (4.5 in) shorter than the Equinox, and 337 mm (13.3 in) shorter than the Blazer, putting it at the heart of the compact SUV class.

Under the hood is the 1.5-liter Ecotec Ecotec turbocharged petrol engine. Chevrolet hasn’t revealed specifications but from previous leaks, we expect it to produce 177 hp (132 kW / 180 hp). The engine is connected exclusively to a CVT gearbox, but we don’t know if it will be offered in FWD or AWD models.

Inside, we find a pair of 10.25-inch screens for the digital cockpit, with the infotainment screen tilted towards the driver. The Seeker runs on the new Xiaoxue OS, supports wireless CarPlay and over-the-air updates. The seats are electrically powered, ventilated and heated, providing lumbar support. It is upholstered in soft perforated leather with red stitching, while the same material can be found on the dashboard. Other details include red accents on the dashboard, wireless charging pad, Tune dynamic audio system, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Chevrolet Sicker will soon be available to order in China, with pricing expected to be announced in the next few weeks. Besides North America rumored to have an SUV in the near future, Seeker could also be offered in Korea and other markets.

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