Upcoming Chevy Montana To Boast Class-Leading Interior Space21
As the countdown continues to the world premiere of the next-generation Chevy Montana in South America, GM has revealed that Chevrolet‘s first unibody compact pickup, according to the automaker, will boast best-in-class interior space.
GM released the third episode of the web series dedicated to the next-generation Chevy Montana after revealing details of the final phase of the development process and anticipating that the pickup will debut new connectivity technology. The recent episode focuses on the highly optimized interior space of the upcoming Montana.
Chevrolet says next-generation Montana has been tailored to customer preferences and will therefore have ample proportions, allowing it to offer more comfort for passengers and greater cargo bed versatility. Using lighter, stronger body materials means the Montana doesn’t require a very large engine, so designers stretched the cabin area toward the front without compromising cargo volume.
“New Montana will have the best use of interior space in the segment. There’s at least 20 millimeters more rear-passenger kneeroom than the competition. In contrast, front and rear headroom is another example of superiority,” said Advanced Market Research Manager of GM South America, Marianni Sanchez, in a statement. “Ergonomics is another highlight of this project, which translates into better accommodation for up to five occupants,” she added.
The next-generation Chevy Montana’s roomy cabin addresses the demands of truck customers who want a spacious, yet compact model that can easily fit into available parking spaces in big cities.
The next-generation Chevy Montana is in its final phase of development. It will debut in early 2023 in South America, the only confirmed manufacturing hub so far. Its main rivals in this market will be the Fiat Toro and the Renault Oroch, which are manufactured locally and are benchmarks in the segment, as is the recently launched and larger Ford Maverick.
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bring it to North America , US and especially Canada
I believe it would not meet the local preference, since it is a product destined for the South American market. It would be necessary to adapt the GEM platform to strict security standards or even produce it on a new one, such as VSS.
Needs to be rwd per Customer Preference.
unibody in a pickup scares me… what payload can it handle and what weight can it tow?
The Ford Maverick is a very hot seller and with the hybrid powertrain & affordable price it’s very appealing to anyone that values their $$$. Especially businesses and fleets.
Ford hit a grand slam with the Maverick. To bad GM is to stupid to take notice.
I would love to see something like this for my real estate office. Have considered a trailblazer but there isn’t really much room for signs, weed eater, etc. A regular cab w/t at $40k is tough to stomach.
Colorados start $24k and can be seen out the door for less when inventory is up.
If they bring this here most will complain about the 3 cylinder and lack of cabin room.
Time will tell if the Maverick has staying power. The Ridgeline started good but sales went flat after the initial buys were seen.
Note Ram at last report canceled their Fiat based truck.
Normally, these monoblock pickups sold in Latin America are very versatile in terms of payload capacity, considering that they are monoblocks and that they were developed based on passenger cars or SUVs.
Some models like Fiat Strada, VW Saveiro and Renault Oroch can carry up to just over 650 kg in the cargo space. Fiat Toro, derived from the Jeep Compass, can load up to 1 ton in its version with a diesel engine and 4×4 traction.
It is very likely that the Montana’s capacity will be around 700 kg, as it will not have all-wheel drive and will be closer to the Renault Oroch in terms of size.
Regarding the traction capacity, in Latin America it is not common to use these models to do traction, and this characteristic is not so relevant during development.
Bring it to North America. It would be a great home for the 1.6 liter diesel. MPG would probably rival Maverick Hybrid. I’d buy one.
They’re never going to offer diesel in a tiny truck in the US.
My Chevy equinox has the 1.6L diesel, gets 38-42 mpg in the highway … my former Colorado had the 2.8L Duramax diesel. If GM had produced a slightly less problematic 3.0L Duramax for the 1/2 ton trucks and full size SUVs, they’d probably be able to sell more of them, but they just don’t advertise them. Plus people in the U.S. still think diesel is dirty and messy. I LOVE my little diesels and their fuel mileage, but GM doesn’t seem to care about them much, other than to boost their CAFE numbers to meet federal regulations. They ditched beautiful engineering in the Volt technology, and Mary Barra decided hybrids were a waste of time in the transition to EVs. Talk about leadership being out of touch with reality, and apparently not caring if they lose market share. GM is full throttle on all their high priced EVs, which a majority of Americans can’t afford. They won’t build a sensible looking and sized “regular priced” vehicle in EV form for Americans so that people can actually afford to buy it! Look at all the EVs GM has produced for the Chinese market compared to what they’re building for North America. It’s obvious where GM is banking their EV sales.
Yeah, but that doesn’t change the fact that it isn’t going to happen.
The Cruze diesel (along with the car) is gone.
The Equinox diesel is gone.
The Colorado diesel is going away.
They are not going to sell a diesel in an even smaller truck.
Maverick doesn’t even need to be considered a competitor to Chevrolet’s future model. Its sales are negligible, as it is a very expensive product for the local reality, even without paying import tax, due to the agreement with Mexico.
When are we getting a new full sized passenger van?
GM has three … they’re called Suburban, Yukon XL, and Escalade ESV.
LOL to you too Pauline.
Do you know what a full sized van is?
It’s the Savanna and Express.
Hence the sarcastic LOL … Sam
Or is it Samantha?
Yes, I know what a full sized van is, and I remember the good ol days when conversion vans were ultra comfortable, but they are no longer profitable enough for GM to build them other than for commercial use, considering the vehicles people are buying these days.
No, it’s Samuel and we’ve got those rigs and put on 800’000 km on them before we trade them, so yes I’m saying again we need a new full sized passenger van like all the other manufactures have.
Well Sam … here’s your answer.
I’m all smiles this morning when I saw this article.
Now you learnt what a full size van is.
Call it the El Camino and base it off of the Equinox but style it like the Blazer/Camaro/2023 Colorado!!
Listen, Listen, Listen to the Chevy Customers!