The Chevrolet Prisma, a sedan variant of the Gamma II-based Onix hatchback for Brazil and other Latin American markets, has received multiple updates for the 2015 model year. The Prisma went on sale in February of 2013 and since then has sold more than 80,000 units, making it the second most popular model from the bowtie brand in the country.
Now standard on the Prisma are air conditioning and automatic electric windows. The sedan is also now available with Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system and a 7-inch high resolution touch screen, allowing the driver to make phone calls, input commands to Siri and control the radio, all hands-free. There is also now a multi-function, leather-wrapped steering wheel available in conjunction with 1.4-liter models equipped with the automatic transmission.
The Prisma’s powertrain options remain the same for the 2015 model year. Customers may choose from the entry-level FlexFuel 1.0-liter engine, which makes 80 horsepower and 72 lb.-ft. of torque when running on ethanol and 78 horses and 70 lb.-ft. of torque when running on gasoline. The more potent 1.4-liter engine produces 106 horsepower and 102 lb.-ft. of torque when running on ethanol and 98 horsepower and 95 lb.-ft. of torque when running on gas. A choice of a six-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission is available.