General Motors has just launched the 2022 Chevy N400 in Colombia as Chevrolet‘s new offering in the small commercial van segment in that country, which the Bow Tie brand has led in recent decades with other models of Asian origin. After a brief period without an entry in this category, the brand is introducing the N400 van in order to regain leadership in the Colombian market.
The Chevy N400 was introduced for the first time a couple of years ago in some Latin American countries and arrives in Colombia with the aim of replacing the Chevy N300, which was the benchmark and best seller in its segment since its local introduction in 2012. In fact, this is the same vehicle that GM recently started selling in Mexico under the Tornado Van name, being rebadged versions of China’s Wuling Hong Guang V.
At first glance, the 2022 Chevy N400 van represents a notable generational shift from its predecessor, introducing a different configuration with a new platform, two-box shape, and improved powertrain. The most obvious difference is that the engine compartment is no longer integrated into the cabin, but further up front, improving ride comfort while maintaining the same rear-wheel-drive layout.
Notably, Colombia is the country where Chevrolet has had the longest history in the small commercial van segment and the only market where the brand has marketed the entire range of N-Series models of Wuling origin, including the N200, N300 and now N400. Like its predecessors, some sources indicate that the 2022 Chevy N400 van is locally assembled at the GM Colmotores plant with CKD kits sourced from China.
Initially, the 2022 Chevy N400 begins its commercialization in Colombia with a single configuration called N400 Cargo, but later on, there will also be a passenger variant with the capacity to carry up to seven people. The vehicle is powered by a 1.5L naturally aspirated engine rated at 105 horsepower and 108 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The new 2022 Chevy N400 Cargo is available starting this April throughout the brand’s extensive dealer network in Colombia, offering a single version focused on fleets that includes steel wheels and a basic equipment level. Its main virtues are its versatility and its payload capacity of up to 720 kilograms or 1,587 pounds, all in a compact body that makes it ideal for the city.
The 2022 Chevy N400 in the Colombian market has an MSRP of 66,990,000 COP, which equates to about $17,850 USD at current exchange rates.