General Motors announced that the Chevy Onix Plus continues to be the most fuel-efficient car in Brazil, where once again the low fuel consumption of Chevrolet‘s successful subcompact vehicle has been recognized by local authorities.
The Chevy Onix Plus led the ranking of the most efficient cars in Brazil in the 2023 edition of Programa Brasileiro de Etiquetajem Veicular (PBEV), recently published by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro, for its acronym in Portuguese) of South American country. As such, it’s the fourth consecutive year that the sedan variant of the second-generation Onix has been classified as the most fuel-efficient ICE car in Brazilian market.
According to the Brazilian state agency report, the base 2023 Chevy Onix Plus with the 1.0L naturally aspirated engine boasts a certified fuel consumption of 17.5 km/l or 41.2 mpg on the highway using gasoline, and 12.4 km/l or 29.2 mpg with ethanol. In addition, the Onix sedan also had the highest fuel economy in the turbocharged engine category, consuming 16.9 km/l or as high as 39.8 mpg on the highway.
“We are managing to drastically reduce the emissions of our combustion vehicles,” said Product Engineering General Director of GM South America, Ricardo Fanucchi. “The combination of a low-consumption engine, low-friction tires and bearings, aerodynamic bodywork, electric-assisted steering, an electrical load management system, as well as an optimized calibration of propulsion system as well as application of high-strength materials to mass reduction are what guarantee a much more efficient functioning of the whole,” he added.
Brazil’s PBEV has been in force for more than a decade and is coordinated by Inmetro in partnership with the agencies Conpet, Ibama, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Ministry of the Environment and Cetesb. The program manages the information on fuel consumption, energy efficiency as well as classification of vehicles and CO2 emissions, working as a reference for consumers to make their purchasing decisions.
This new Chevy Onix Plus recognition as the most fuel-efficient car in Brazil further consolidates the model’s reputation in the country, where the Onix nameplate has led overall sales by a wide margin in recent years. It also joins the strong showing of the all-new 2023 Chevy Montana in the rankings, achieving the lowest fuel consumption in its segment and the only one in its class to receive Inmetro’s CONPET seal of energy efficiency.