GM’s Next-Generation Chevy Montana Will Redefine The Nameplate76
Last week, we reported that General Motors revealed the first teaser image for the next-generation Chevy Montana, confirming the name of the future Chevrolet compact pickup and the start of the preparation phase for its manufacturing at the São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil. In addition, the automaker announced that the new Montana will redefine the nameplate’s legacy which, up until now, was exclusive to the South American market.
The third-generation Chevy Montana will be a radically different product from the two previous ones, with which it will share only the name and the unibody architecture. In fact, GM claims the next Montana will debut an all-new pickup concept for the brand that will elevate the nameplate to another level from its previous positioning at the bottom of the subcompact segment.
“The new Montana will unite an already established pickup truck name with a vehicle of unprecedented proportions,” said Marketing Executive Director at GM South America, Hermann Mahnke, in a press release. “The next-generation model will arrive with plenty of innovations, specially designed to meet current consumer preferences,” he added.
As previously anticipated by GM Authority, the next-generation Chevy Montana will be upgraded to become the first compact-sized unibody pickup in Chevrolet’s history. As such, the model is moving away from the traditional two-passenger single cab format for a larger four-door double cab body, which will be able to carry five people with greater cargo capacity.
Mechanically, the future Chevy Montana is based on an extended variant of recently launched GEM platform that will not only allow it to increase its dimensions, but also include state-of-the-art equipment, unlike the two previous models based on an updated 1990s platform. We can expect it to feature a turbocharged 1.2L three-cylinder engine with more than 133 horsepower as standard, as well as a possible more powerful option.
The next-generation Chevy Montana could debut later this year and go on sale in Brazil during the first half of 2022, as an indirect replacement for the second-gen model that ceased production at the end of last April. The vehicle will join the Bow Tie brand’s portfolio in international markets, below the Chevy S10/Colorado.
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Well if they want any new truck to fit in with Montana. especially Rural Montana, think about power tool hookups (power plugs), bale bed, water tanks. Ready for a farm.. otherwise they got no buisness calling it Montana.
The teaser shot looks to be a crew cab now. I wonder if they are toying with US sales for this because Maverick and Santa Cruz.
Chevy has been making very cheap looking and cheap material in their small colorado for years. This is just cheap plastic interior.
Probably, but there is no way for you to know that.
Fell out of ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down
It hasn’t been shown yet.
#1 the Maverick is not going to be that cheap once you add options,
#2 The Colorado, Canyon or Ranger are not that much larger than my S10 and Canyon
#3 most people want crew cabs today so that’s is where much of the size was added.
#4 The El Camino is not coming back. 2-3 seater cars as trucks are just not working, I loved mine too but the trucks like the S10 killed it,
There will be a rush on the Maverick much like the Ridgeline in the first year but sales will decline soon after. Will these FWD trucks fight over the same small market, Likely,
I have owned a S10, Sonoma, El Camino and now Canyon. The size that the Canyon is is great, Not too big or small. If it were smaller the bed would pay the price. As for cost even the Denali is about the average price of a vehicle today, The average cost of a new car is $41,000 today so nothing is cheap.
The reason these models exist is that Honda and Hyundai have no other RWD vehicle to base it on, Ford is basing it on an Escape platform to save money and make them more profitable,
How about Ford Chevy make a car or Truck with out a computer chip. They used to do it in the 70ties? Instead they would rather hold and wait so they drive up the demand and price. They have technology to do great things they choose greed.
How about you write them a letter, send it in the mail, and wait a few weeks for a reply? They used to do it in the 70ties?
Well, that isn’t actually possible. And none of us want a carburetor, choke, or vacuum advance.
Looks to me like GM is looking to appeal to the World Market with this new truck.
The ones in the pictures are made in Brazil. The new one hasn’t been shown, but will probably also be only for Brazil.
You, like half the people on here, didn’t read the article.
Looks like GM Authority needs to caption the photos with “THIS IS NOT THE NEW MONTANA. IT IS THE OLD MONTANA.” to keep people who skim the article from jumping to conclusions.
I’m pretty sure they do this on purpose. Look at how many responses they get from morons that don’t have any common sense and didn’t read the article.
It was probably by design.
The Montana is butt ugly! Compare the Montana to the Ford Maverick & Kia Santa Fe…. both to be big hits. Not the Montana, guaranteed.
That is possibly the ugliest vehicle I have ever seen.
Just awful,plain ugly vehicle.man I hate GM style they need a revamp! I’m a chevy guy but their ridiculous pricing and ugly vehicles,…,I’m about to trade in my wife’s 16 equinox for a Mazda!
Looks like trash & will probably have that junk error code filled 4 cylinder eco.
I am a Chevy person, but I have to say,… this is very embarrassing for GM. The truck is very ugly and Tiny. When I think of Montana, I think of something rugged and strong, something that can take on the mountains.
Looks like an el camino rip off
let me just say this what in God’s creation is this that a f-150 shell in a chevy form that is by far the ugliest vehicle I have ever seen in my lifefor truck wise the silverado they need to go back to the 2016 -2018 style like now
Looks like something my 65 yrs. old mom would be driving. I hate just about as bad as chevy moving from 5.3 v8 to 2.7 4cylinder in there Silverados.
I love my GMC Sierra, this I would not buy. Too ugly, what were they thinking. Sorry didn’t mean to be rude.
They did show a picture of the 2021 model Montana…looks like the front end of a 2008-2012 Chevy malibu! And the Maverick is smaller than the Ranger, just sayin’
First a minivan, and then a goofy little pickup truck. The Montana name will be as stigmatized as Aztek.
Should be called the Chevrolet Oregon. Montana should sue for the horrible and minimal representative of their name.