The Chevy Onix has just been recognized as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in Brazil, the country of origin of General Motors’ popular nameplate. The automaker has announced that the Onix led the 2021 edition of the Brazilian Vehicle Labeling Program, which certified the fuel consumption of about a thousand models of domestic and imported vehicles available in the South American country.
The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology of Brazil (INMETRO, for its acronym in Portuguese) published the ranking of most fuel-efficient vehicles marketed in the country, and the Chevy Onix stood out with the lowest consumption, which further reinforces the model’s strong reputation in the Brazilian market. In addition, the Chevy subcompact is the champ among both naturally aspirated and turbocharged motor vehicles.
“The Onix’s engine is part of a new generation of GM powertrains and has the most modern technologies available to offer energy efficiency, performance and low maintenance costs,” said General Director of Product Engineering at GM South America, Ricardo Fanucchi, in a press release. “GM’s goal is to be a carbon neutral company by 2040. We are managing to drastically reduce the emissions of our internal combustion vehicles and have invested heavily in the development of zero-emission electrics,” he added.
Specifically, the sedan version of the subcompact known as Chevy Onix Plus was classified in the 2021 INMETRO Brazilian Labeling Program as the most economical, gasoline-powered naturally aspirated car in Brazil, with a highway consumption of 17.7 km/l or 41.63 mpg, outperforming even smaller cars. In addition, the sedan also obtained the lowest fuel consumption in the turbocharged engine category in the homologation study.
The Brazilian Vehicle Labeling Program has existed for more than a decade and is coordinated by INMETRO in alliance with various Brazilian federal agencies such as the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Ministry of the Environment. It is responsible for publishing information on fuel consumption, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions of approved vehicles for marketing in the country, acting as a reference for the consumer.
In addition to this important recognition for the Chevy Onix, the other Chevrolet models in Brazil also stand out for their low fuel consumption, being ranked among the best in their respective categories. Notably, the Chevy Tracker is ranked as the most fuel-efficient crossover in its segment, being equipped with the same family of next-generation engines that the Onix debuted.