In December, GM Authority exclusively reported that General Motors has already started production of the all-new Chevrolet Onix at the San Luis Potosí plant, which is located in central Mexico. Now, the company has officially announced the arrival of the subcompact sedan in the Mexican market.
GM confirmed that sales of the new Chevrolet Onix will start in early February, and will arrive as a 2021 model – an unusual strategy for that country. As we previously reported, the 2021 Onix will be offered only as a four-door sedan in Mexico as well as in LS, LT and Premier variants.
“The Onix will seek to revolutionize the subcompact segment with unparalleled value, a new generation of efficient turbocharged engines which offer balance between power and performance, total connectivity and a high level of safety in one package,” said Chevrolet Marketing Manager in Mexico, Adriana Schütte, in a press release.
As such, the second-generation Chevrolet Onix comes with the objective of positioning itself as the best choice in the segment that boasts the highest sales volume in the Mexican market. To achieve this, the vehicle offers a fresh design, GM’s new generation of turbocharged three-cylinder engines as well as a high level of class-leading technology and safety features.
The entry-level variants (LS and LT) of the Onix are equipped with a 1.0-liter turbo engine that generates 114 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque, matched to either a six-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual. Meanwhile, the Premier trim features a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that produces 130 hp and 141 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled exclusively to the six-speed automatic.
The 2021 Chevrolet Onix goes on sale in Mexico in the first half of February, offering consumers a high level of customization, thanks to more than 35 official accessories and six pre-assembled packages (pets, adventure, sport, platinum, lux and protection). The starting prices of three grades available in the Mexican market are as follows:
- Onix LS: $239,900 MXN ($12,720 USD at current exchange rates)
- Onix LT: $ 269,900 MXN ($14,315 USD)
- Onix Premier: $299,900 MXN ($15,900 USD)