General Motors is hosting a web series dedicated to the final development stage of the next-generation Chevy Montana in Brazil, where the automaker recently showed a first look inside Chevrolet‘s first unibody compact pickup.
GM’s Brazilian subsidiary showed the first glimpse of the next-generation Chevy Montana’s interior during the latest episode of the web series specific to the upcoming model, in which part of a prototype’s cabin can be seen inside a test laboratory. Although the shot was very short and the focus was careful, it is possible to see some details of the upper part of the new Montana’s dashboard.
The first official look at the interior of the next-generation Chevy Montana reveals that the compact-sized pickup will use a center pod that joins the instrument panel with the infotainment system’s display in one piece, in keeping with the Bow Tie brand’s latest product releases. The difference is that the prototype of the upcoming Montana has an analog instrument panel and not a digital one as part of a dual-screen setup.
Due to the close relationship of the next-generation Chevy Montana with the Chevy Tracker – with whom it will share a platform, powertrain and assembly line – it seemed logical that the future pickup would adopt the interior design debuted by the new Tracker RS in China. However, this official preview shows that the Montana will have a different dashboard than the latest evolution of the crossover, hosting a single screen of about eight inches in size for the infotainment system.
In particular, the next-gen Chevy Montana’s center dash module somewhat resembles the one first introduced in the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 that also inspired the layout featured in the all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado, but in a smaller size. Similarities include the piano black surround, the upper visor that covers the instrument cluster with greater depth, and the physical control knobs.
The next-generation Chevy Montana is expected to make its world debut in early 2023 in Brazil, the country of origin of the nameplate and the main driver behind its development. The direct rivals of the upcoming Montana in South America will be the Fiat Toro and the Renault Oroch, which are manufactured in that region and currently dominate the growing unibody pickup segment in the regional automotive market.