2017 Chevrolet Prisma Aims To Be The Brazilian Compact Sedan Of Choice2
If you’ve just read our introductory piece on the 2017 Chevrolet Onix, welcome to the sedan variant of said car. This is the 2017 Chevrolet Prisma sedan, and it features many of the same updates found in the 2017 Onix.
Notably, designers and engineers strived for added technology, modern styling and eco friendliness to name a few.
Beginning in 2013, the Prisma quickly became a popular vehicle, despite its more popular cousin, the Chevrolet Onix, reaching number one in Brazil. But, for those looking for a compact sedan, the Prisma does the job quite well. New exterior design brings the Prisma together with global Chevrolet language with sportiness in mind.
Creases and elongated lines make for an attractive, but not busy look. However, the rear looks like it could use a little more love. We digress.
Inside, materials have been bumped up to provide higher quality homes for those behind the wheel. Technology is present, too, with standard OnStar, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto found in the latest seven-inch touchscreen unit.
Unlike the 2017 Onix, though, are powertrains. The 2017 Prisma will arrive with only the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine brings the Prisma in line with the ECO system, which calls for greater frugality in Brazilian vehicles.
Numerous components were reworked to increase comfort and fuel economy, and a six-speed manual gearbox replace the old five-speed. A six-speed automatic is also offered.
If the 2017 Prisma tickles your fancy, you will be able to find it towards the end of this month alongside the 2017 Onix at local Chevrolet dealerships.
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The China-only Cavalier has a similar design but would be an excellent addition to Chevy Brazil.
GM has so many great options for Brazil including the last generation Astra family tweaked in addition to today’s new offerings. Not sure if Prisma needed to be built.
Can a pair of skis fit inside a 2017 Chevy Prism?