After sharing a teaser image of the midsize pickup in early July, General Motors has just officially launched the refreshed 2021 Chevrolet S10 in Brazil. The company completes a historic month that simultaneously covered the celebration of 25th anniversary as well as the milestone of 1 million units produced of the Brazilian-built S10.
The 2021 Chevrolet S10 embodies the second and last update that the third generation of the GM pickup receives for international markets. As such, the 2021 S10 refresh was configured to better serve the needs of farm users and agribusiness – the fastest growing sector in the Brazilian economy – with a more distinctive exterior design and a set of innovative features, such as the first native Wi-Fi connectivity in its category.
“Pickup trucks tend to be driven around a lot. We know that Brazil is a continental country and that the internet signal coverage is not uniform, so the new S10 with on-board Wi-Fi is especially important in this context,” said the Director of Product Marketing at GM South America, Rodrigo Fioco, in an official press release.
As expected, the refreshed 2021 Chevrolet S10’s styling changes focus on a revised front fascia that adds a unique identity to the High Country version. Unlike the other trim levels, the new 2021 S10 High Country boasts a blacked-out grille with the Chevrolet name spread across the central bar and the gold bow tie at the bottom right – a treatment similar to what’s found on the North American 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
The other body panels of the 2021 Chevrolet S10 remain exactly the same as the previous model year, with minor updates like new alloy wheel and stabilizer bar designs. Same story inside the cabin, where the changes include an updated infotainment system with new wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a new instrument panel and more safety features.
Mechanically, the only enhancement found in the 2021 Chevrolet S10 is the adoption of a new turbine in the 2.8L I-4 XLD28 turbo-diesel Duramax engine – the same one that equips the Chevrolet Colorado in North America. GM claims that this revised component makes acceleration more progressive while maintaining an output of 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the S10 retains the 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine with 206 horsepower, matched to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The 2021 Chevrolet S10 is already available in the brand’s dealer network in Brazil, where it is offered with three body configurations (crew cab, single cab and chassis cab) and five trim levels: LS, Advantage, LT, LTZ and High Country. Considered the most iconic and successful model in its segment in Brazil, the S10 is produced at the GM Sao Jose Dos Campos plant. Prices are as follows:
- Chevrolet S10 Advantage Gasoline RWD: 125,390 BRL (about $24,330 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Chevrolet S10 LT Gasoline RWD: 141,990 BRL ($27,550 USD)
- Chevrolet S10 LTZ Gasoline RWD: 146,790 BRL ($28,480 USD)
- Chevrolet S10 LS Diesel 4WD: 169,200 BRL ($32,830 USD)
- Chevrolet S10 LT Diesel 4WD: 187,590 BRL ($36,400 USD)
- Chevrolet S10 LTZ Diesel 4WD: 206,190 BRL ($40,010 USD)
- Chevrolet S10 High Country Diesel 4WD: 213,290 BRL ($41,385 USD)