Chevrolet customers in Brazil will soon be able to get their hands on a refreshed version of the Chevrolet Montana, a subcompact front-wheel-drive
pickup ute based on the Chevrolet Agile subcompact (not to be confused with the Opel Agila).
The winds of change haven’t blown too hard on the Montana, but buyers can still expect to find a range of sensible updates, like a new tilt-down mirror function that automatically angles the mirrors downwards when reverse gear is selected. A feature that’s very useful when parallel parking.
Chevrolet also points out that the 2016 Montana is the only ‘ute in class to offer power steering (!) on the base LS-model, while a height-adjustable drivers seat and seat belt round out the standard interior updates.
Also new for the 2016 model year, buyers can expect to find new body-colored bumpers, smoked headlights, ten tie-down hooks in the bed, a side step, and ABS with Emergency Braking Assistant. Those looking for a little something extra can also order A/C, a protective grill, a parking sensor, a “Maritime roof”, and power lock and mirrors. As you can tell, there are no frills here.
Buyers can even step up to a 2016 Chevrolet Montana Sport model that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, even darker headlights, fog lights, roof rack, an automatic interior lighting system, adjustable steering column, cruise control, a trip computer and handy connectivity features like a USB port and Bluetooth.
Chevrolet says the 2016 Montana also carries a load capacity of 768 kg (1,693 lbs), which pips all others in class by at least ten percent.
The refreshed Montana gets its grunt courtesy of a 1.4L EconoFlex inline-four cylinder gas engine with 99 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque, and cogs are swapped through a second-generation F1X five-speed manual transmission.
Customers can now order Montanaa in Graphite grey, while a bed-mounted bike fastener, protective interlocking bed mats, and a car cover round out the options list.