With just a few days to go before the all-new Chevy Montana goes on sale in the Brazilian market, the South American country’s authorities have just revealed the fuel consumption ratings of Chevrolet‘s compact pickup.
The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro, for its acronym in Portuguese) of Brazil has revealed the Chevy Montana’s official fuel economy figures in its most recent report of Programa Brasileiro de Etiquetagem Veicular (PBEV), in charge of regularizing the energy efficiency, consumption, range and emissions of all vehicles for sale in the Brazilian market.
In fact, the agency published fuel consumption numbers for the new Chevy Montana’s four trim levels in Brazil before the automaker did. The initial lineup includes the LS, LT, LTZ and Premier trim levels, the first two being equipped with a manual transmission and the two range-topping trims receiving the GM six-speed automatic transmission. All come standard with a turbocharged 1.2L I3 engine producing 133 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque.
The all-new Chevy Montana’s LS and LT variants boast fuel economy ratings of 12 km/l or 28.2 mpg in the city and 13.6 km/l or 32 mpg on the highway. As such, these represent the lowest fuel consumption figures in its segment and make the Montana the only model in its class to be awarded Inmetro’s CONPET seal of energy efficiency.
The LTZ and Premier variants were certified at 11.1 km/l or 26.1 mpg in the city and 13.3 km/l or 31.3 mpg on the highway, also leading the compact pickup category when equipped with automatic transmissions. In addition, the Montana can run on ethanol, but using that fuel nets a rating of only 9.6 km/l or 22.6 mpg on the highway for the manual versions.
The all-new Chevy Montana will be available for sale starting in the middle of this month at the brand’s extensive network of official dealerships in Brazil, the nameplate’s country of origin and only place confirmed to build the third-generation model so far. Production of the pickup began on January 16th at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant, which will mainly supply the domestic market and other Latin American countries.