Nearly a year after introducing the updated 2021 model-year lineup, General Motors has just officially launched the updated 2022 Chevy Onix in China, where the second-generation model made its global debut in spring 2019. The third model year of the successful subcompact sedan is now on sale in the Asian country, with minor changes to bring it up to date with customer preferences.
The updated 2022 Chevy Onix for the Chinese market maintains the exact same exterior and interior design, while retaining the latest powertrain upgrade introduced for the previous model year. In fact, the 2022 Onix manufactured in that country includes only small configuration and equipment changes.
Notably, the Chinese-market 2022 Chevy Onix lineup expands from three to four available variants spread across the two trim levels that have existed since its introduction, LT and Redline. An LT version equipped with the more powerful engine and six-speed automatic transmission has been added to the mix.
As such, the new 2022 Chevy Onix LT is positioned between the entry-level version – renamed from LT Enjoy Edition to LT Joy – and the base Redline. Cosmetically, the new LT has a traditional exterior with single-tone bodywork, 16-inch unpainted aluminum wheels, and a gold Chevrolet Bow Tie, setting it apart from the base LT Joy with its smaller wheels as well as the blacked-out finish of the range-topping Redline variants.
Mechanically, the updated 2022 Chevy Onix features a naturally aspirated 1.3L engine developing 106 horsepower and 96 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that’s exclusive to the LT Joy. Meanwhile, the new LT and the two Redline variants are equipped with the turbocharged 1.0L engine, developing 123 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque, and mated to a six-speed automatic.
The updated 2022 Chevy Onix is now available for sale throughout the brand’s dealer network in China, with upgraded features, such as an all-new Chevrolet Infotainment system exclusive to the Asian country that offers a high level of connectivity, as well as over-the-air updates in the Redline Plus. Here are the starting prices of the four 2022 Onix variants in China:
- 2022 Onix LT Joy: 83,900 CNY (about $13,250 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2022 Onix LT: 89,900 CNY ($14,200 USD)
- 2022 Onix Redline: 96,900 CNY ($15,300 USD)
- 2022 Onix Redline Plus: 99,900 CNY ($15,800 USD)