Refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza Sedan Leaked In China14
Since its official debut in November 2018, the Chevy Monza sedan has racked up strong sales and become Chevrolet’s most popular model in China – the only country where the nameplate is sold. After three years on the market, the refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza has just leaked.
As is often the case in the Asian country, Chinese authorities leaked the first images of the refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza before the official unveiling by the SAIC-GM, General Motors’ main joint venture in China. Chevrolet‘s compact sedan, sold as the Chevy Cavalier Turbo in Mexico, will receive its first update with a new front-end design and other minor changes to keep it fresh.
The leaked images show some angles of the refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza’s exterior design. As this is a mid-cycle update, the vehicle maintains the exact same proportions and most of the current model’s bodywork. The most noticeable change is the new front end with restyled headlamps and the brand’s newer grille design, with a trapezoidal lower opening and a horizontal bar boasting boomerang-shaped ends like on the upcoming Chevy Seeker.
The car’s profile is identical to that of the current model, and the rear receives only minor tweaks with new lower bumper trim. Three new wheel designs will be available, depending on trim level. The leak doesn’t include pictures of the interior, but the refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza is expected to receive some dashboard updates and Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system.
No changes are expected under the hood. In base trim, the refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza keeps the 107-horsepower 1.5L engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission. Better-equipped variants are expected to include the current turbocharged 1.3L I3 engine that delivers 161 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, paired to an automatic transmission.
The refreshed 2023 Chevy Monza will be officially unveiled in the second half of 2022 and will go on sale later in the year in China, the only country where this Chevrolet compact car is currently built and sold. The vehicle will continue to play a key role in the sedan segment that remains popular in the Asian country, meeting customer preferences with a streamlined base trim and the more aggressive-looking RS.
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Chevrolet Monza ??? it seems Chevrolet Onix. Monza was produced from 1974 to 1980 in USA and 1983 to 1996 in Brasil from Opel Ascona project… so do not understand
It’s a Monza, also Cavalier Turbo in Mexico. The Onix is about 4′ in shorter but overall it’s the same car.
This is exactly what’s needed under the Malibu in America, the Redline versions look better, also the 180hp 1.4 in the Verano would be a good upgrade over the standard 160hp 1.3.
… yeah, read after in Wikipedia, they started this in 2018, strange using the name Monza, we think then ever in the old. Do not like this ‘Sad Bumper’ either but it is for Chinese
I don’t much like the front of this car compared to the Onix. This huge and ugly grille looks too much like something Toyota would have. The front of the Onix is much cleaner looking.
Agreed. Looks like a take off from Lexus gape grilles.
What’s funny about that, is that Toyota recently announced they are moving away from the “Darth Vader” grille.
my likeness on the Monza i had one one when in the classic car era of my first compact before the cavalier and tempest and then all of the larger “ladies on wheels(from the 1969 and 1979 Belair twins-to-the 2006 Impala) real car how sweet we’ll give to have them back instead of the cross overs….
Looks like GM hired the front grill designers from Toyota.
Can’t exactly call her a looker, but since this isn’t a case of bad genetics, one must wonder why they choose to design unattractive cars. Is the targeted buyer so warped that they cannot distinguish beauty from disfigurement? Has mankind reached this point? Don’t answer that, I’m afraid it’s already self evident.
Adding insult to injury, It does not cost any more to style a beautiful car than an ugly one. But humankind circa 2022 has obviously lost touch with the concept of beauty among other things. At any rate, as ugly as she is, we could use her here in the states to bolster gm’s non-existent affordable and fuel efficient transportation offerings for the burgeoning downwardly mobile classes as the vaunted Building Back Better moves full speed ahead🤣
Like what you wrote at those parts :
1. one must wonder why they choose to design unattractive cars
2. It does not cost any more to style a beautiful car than an ugly one
thats true… was not hired at the Style Department, neither in GM, neither in VW, neither in BMW, neither in Audi, less in Porsche, neither at Opel, neither Toyota Belgium etc. In all that situations had interview, some gave me a blank piece of paper, and said draw a car, well, it is not so, in an interview feelings are mixed, you are not inspired, you are afraid from the Doctor Monsters Managers in front of you, you are the weak begging. BUT, ok, was not hired, after 20 years, see the cars they have. So do not understand. It was supposed to have now only WOW WOW WOW Cars, but it is not so, we complain daily in all car magazines, blogs and youtubes how ugly the automobile and products from those car manufactures are, and they have 100000 people inside there which do not see this. What is wrong do not know, but theyare not doing products for customers and ask some 200 000 kind of money for each
Looks like GM is making many of their vehicles in China so I will switch to Ford, no Chinese vehicle for me. I support made in the USA .
Ford also builds cars in China and India , we are in a global market and manufacturers of all stripes build in many countries