With a starting price of 43,990,000 Colombian pesos (about $15,000 USD), one could say that the Chevrolet Onix is a great fit for the money-conscious consumer. And now, the subcompact vehicle is available with a 5-speed manual transmission. By comparison, the Onix was only offered with an automatic gearbox during the first five months of the year.
“With this new member of the Chevrolet family, the brand offers customers comfort while driving and the ability to have more control on the fly, all without sacrificing design, performance, technology and connectivity,” said GM Colombia’s Jaime Gil. He believes that the Onix will be a top competitor in the country’s hatchback car segment, where it competes with the Hyundai HB20 and the Volkswagen Gol.
Chevrolet believes the manual transmission option gives the Onix the proper balance between performance, economy, and comfort, and that it will further entice Colombian Millennials, who are already pleasantly surprised by the Onix. Though with only 97 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 126 Nm (about 93 pound-feet) of torque at 2,800 RPM, the Onix isn’t exactly a high-performance machine.
Even so, the Onix does offer the latest in technology, including its 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, two frontal airbags, as well as Smart Performance Economy technology in its 1.4L engine, along with Electronic Brake Force Distribution — so it’s still a great bang for your buck (or peso).
Based on GM’s Gamma platform, the subcompact hatch is available exclusively in the LTZ trim level in Colombia and is priced as follows:
- Chevrolet Onix LTZ manual transmission: 43,990,000 pesos ($15,064 USD)
- Chevrolet Onix LTZ automatic transmission: 45,990,000 pesos ($15,759 USD)