Two and a half months after announcing the Chevy Monza as the new 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo in Mexico, General Motors has just launched Chevrolet‘s newest compact sedan in the Mexican market. The automaker will begin selling the new version of the Chevy Cavalier next month in the Latin country, where the nameplate maintains a high level of recognition.
The 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo is basically a rebadged Chinese-made Chevy Monza that keeps the Cavalier nameplate alive, as Chevy’s longest-running compact sedan will return to compete in the C segment after five years in the B-plus segment in Mexico. It should be noted that this country becomes the first market outside of China to receive the vehicle and it’s the only one in the world where the Cavalier name still exists.
“At Chevrolet we listen to our customers and that’s why we revamped our sedan; it now offers more space, more power, more technology and a streamlined design,” said Marketing Manager for Chevrolet at GM Mexico, Yammil Guaida, in a press release. “Cavalier Turbo 2022 will be a great contender in the Mexican market and we are pleased to announce a presale limited to 400 units that includes a special bonus,” he added.
GM Mexico has announced that the 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo will be offered in three distinctive trims: LS, LT, and RS. Notably, it’s the first time the RS trim has been offered as a dedicated trim level on a Chevrolet compact sedan in North America, as opposed to an option package. In addition to its bolder and more aggressive design, the Cavalier Turbo RS has an exclusive sport driving mode that increases engine responsiveness and provides sporty driving character.
Mechanically, the 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo is exclusively powered by the turbocharged 1.3L three-cylinder engine that equips the Monza in China. In Mexico, this engine develops 161 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, and is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode in each of the three versions.
The new 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo will go on sale at the beginning of October in the Bow Tie brand’s entire dealer network in Mexico with a comprehensive list of standard equipment, six paint color options and two cabin color schemes. The Cavalier strengthens Chevrolet’s sedan portfolio as the biggest of the three, positioned above the Aveo and Onix subcompacts.
The suggested prices for the 2022 Chevy Cavalier Turbo in the Mexican market are as follows, with a special discount of 15,000 MXN for the first 400 customers:
- Cavalier Turbo LS: 402,900 MXN (about $20,270 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Cavalier Turbo LT: 430, 900 MXN ($21,680 USD)
- Cavalier Turbo RS: 459,900 MXN ($23,140 USD)