After having overcome a very challenging situation caused by a five-and-a-half month production suspension in Brazil, the Chevy Onix is regaining its position as the best-selling vehicle in the South American country. To celebrate the vehicle’s return to the top of the sales charts, General Motors has just released the updated 2022 Chevy Onix in the Brazilian market with expanded connectivity features.
The main novelty of the updated 2022 Chevy Onix in Brazil is the expansion of the most comprehensive connectivity package on the market to a greater number of trim levels, which was previously exclusive to the range-topping Premier model. The “level four” connectivity package is comprised of an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot, OnStar services, the myChevrolet app, wireless phone projection and remote car software updates.
“The Brazilian consumer is looking for increasingly safer and more equipped cars, and connectivity gains prominence in the driver’s day-to-day life. Even at the time of vehicle resale, these aspects influence, bringing advantages to more technological models,” said Director of Connected Services at GM South America, Jaime Gil Toledo, in a statement. “The increased demand for services such as OnStar and Chevrolet’s Wi-Fi vehicle shows that there is also a great business opportunity for General Motors,” he added.
The 2022 Chevy Onix for the Brazilian market will offer the most advanced connectivity package on the mid-grade RS hatchback, the LTZ trim in both sedan and hatchback body styles as well as the exclusive Midnight trim of the sedan, known in that country as the Onix Plus. This equipment change strengthens the Onix as the most advanced subcompact vehicle in South America.
Additionally, the automaker introduced a new calibration of the 1.0L turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission in the updated 2022 Chevy Onix in order to reduce emissions and improve responsiveness. GM claims this powertrain tweak, which doesn’t affect the engine’s output of 116 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque, improves the Onix’s ride quality and makes it more enjoyable to drive.
The updated 2022 Chevy Onix will be available starting next month in the Chevrolet dealership network in Brazil, where the vehicle has been the sales leader for the past five years. The Onix stands out from its main competitors for its exhaustive list of technological, safety, convenience and mechanical equipment. In fact, it was the first in its class to include six airbags, electronic traction and stability control as standard.