South America is a peculiar market for General Motors, in that several unique vehicles occupy the marketplace. Look no farther than the Chevrolet Spin or Cobalt for examples. And very soon, a new player will emerge from Chevy: the Onix.
While little Brazilian-bound cars hardly receive media attention in North America, the South American press have been thirsty for this subcompact. There have even been spy shots of the Onix. But now things get official, as Chevrolet’s Brazilian PR team have issued a press release regarding several features of the upcoming vehicle. Most importantly, that the new Onix will feature a six-speed automatic transmission along with Chevy MyLink, two unprecedented elements for a subcompact in Brazil.
The press release goes on to say that the car will be produced domestically at GM’s Gravatai, Rio Grande do Sul facility. It will be officially revealed during the upcoming 2012 São Paulo Auto Show that begins October 29.