(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – Chevrolet has launched a new compact pickup truck for Brazil. So… not new, but rather the second generation. The new Montana shares the platform with the Chevrolet Onix, Onix Plus and Tracker.
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Chevrolet Montana (2023)
So it rides on a uniform chassis like the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Montana can be ordered now in Brazil, with the first deliveries scheduled for February 2023.
The compact pickup does not claim to be exceptionally good off-road. Instead, Chevrolet is focusing on on-road performance, promising the Montana is “the SUV you need, in the pickup you dream of”.
No four-wheel drive and only one engine equipment
Marketing language aside, the model offers the best interior space (according to the specification sheet) in the Brazilian small car segment, as well as a fully insulated boot that keeps out water and dust. There is also an optional electric load area cover.
A more lifestyle-oriented truck, the Montana lacks four-wheel drive – unlike the Fiat Toro, one of its rivals.
Photo Gallery: Chevrolet Montana (2023) for Brazil with 1.2 liter petrol engine
Also, only one engine is available. It’s a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which is also used in the Chevrolet Tracker. Power from the petrol engine is sent to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The peak power is 133 hp.
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Abarth Pulse (2022): the brand’s first SUV
In terms of dimensions, the Montana is smaller than the Toro. With a length of 4.72 meters, it is 22 centimeters shorter. The boot holds up to 874 litres, while the Toro has a boot volume of 937 litres. In a way, the Montana is positioned closer to the Renault Oroch, which has similar dimensions and a slightly smaller boot.
Prices start from 134,490 Brazilian reals offered in Brazil, which is around 24,700 euros at current exchange rates. Interest? Then comes the catch: Of course, there are no signs that Chevrolet can bring the model to the European market.