Just weeks after announcing that the next-generation Chevy Montana will arrive in 2023, General Motors has revealed new details of Chevrolet’s upcoming compact pickup. As anticipated in late March, the automaker began publicly sharing the final development stages of the new-gen Chevy Montana, illustrating what that process is like with official images of the prototypes.
The next-generation Chevy Montana will be Chevrolet‘s first unibody compact pickup and will go on sale at Chevrolet dealerships early next year in South America. As such, the Montana is being totally reimagined to compete in one of the fastest growing segments in the region and other global markets, and is set to be the benchmark pickup within its segment.
“We have several new Montana units undergoing road tests and durability tests,” said Senior Vehicle Engineering Manager of GM South America, Luiz Eduardo Martins, in a statement. “The new Montana will distinguish itself in the most relevant aspects for the consumer. For example, we are working to make it the truck with the lowest noise and vibration index in the segment,” he added.
Notably, GM South America states that the upcoming third-generation Chevy Montana will debut a set of innovations that make it a “much more modern vehicle, with better dynamics, efficiency and technological content” that meets the main preferences of customers. In the region, the Montana will compete with the Fiat Toro and Renault Oroch that are manufactured there and are segment benchmarks, as well as the new and larger Ford Maverick.
GM’s South American subsidiary once again reiterates that the next-gen Chevy Montana will be a key part of Chevrolet’s truck portfolio and will debut an unprecedented pickup concept for the brand. In addition to the innovative configuration and structural base, the Montana will have an “intelligent design” with a cabin that makes the most of its available space to improve the comfort of the occupants, and a cargo box with new solutions that will make it even more versatile.
The next-generation Chevy Montana will debut in early 2023 in South America, its home region and only confirmed manufacturing hub to date. The future compact pickup uses the GEM platform introduced in the current Chevy Onix and Tracker, it will only have a double cab body and will be manufactured at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil to supply the entire region. At the moment, it is not clear if the new-gen Montana will be offered in other regions.