The compact pickup is part of GM South America’s production plans for the 2020-2024 calendar years.
The model will indirectly replace the Chevrolet Montana, also known as the Tornado. Some publications say it will retain the ‘Montana’ name.
Chevy’s new unibody pickup will ride on the GEM architecture. The vehicle will have a 4-door-only cabin. Some sources claim its front-end design, especially lighting, is inspired by the new Chevrolet Trailblazer (in the photo above).
It shares a number of elements, including engines, with a new subcompact crossover – the Chevrolet Tracker, while maintaining its identity.
Mentioning the engines, we primarily mean a 1.2-liter I-3 turbocharged one. In the Tracker, it generates 133 hp. In the forthcoming model, that engine should be more potent and capable.
Expect Chevrolet to launch its new product in Brazil in mid-2022. It will be also on sale in Mexico, other Central and South American countries. As for the possible availability on the North American market, there is no confirmed data for today.
Unibody pickups have been gaining popularity. The Honda Ridgeline already took a firm place. The Ford Maverick, a new compact pickup truck, arrives for the 2022 model year. The Hyundai Santa Cruz made its debut on April 15, 2021, and it is generating great consumer interest even before entering the market.
Source: GM Authority