As GM Authority previously reported, the all-new 2023 Chevy Montana officially launched in Brazil back in February 2023. Since then, sales of the unibody have been strong, so with that in mind, today we’re taking a closer look at how the Montana fared against its competition.
During the month of April 2023, the Montana was the second best-selling vehicle in its segment, slotting between the Fiat Toro and Renault Oroch. During the 2023 calendar year thus far, the Bow Tie brand delivered 7,515 units, quickly closing in on Chevy Montana sales recorded in 2018 and 2019, respectively totaling 13,115 and 12,526 units.
Sales Numbers - Compact Pickups - April 2023 - Brazil
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As seen in the chart above, the Montana claimed almost 40 percent of its segment during April 2023, which is quite notable when considering its zero percent share in April 2022.
For those who may have never heard of this little pickup, the Montana is sold in markets outside the U.S. In fact, General Motors unveiled the third-generation 2023 Chevy Montana on December 1st, 2022 during a special broadcast on the Chevrolet Brazil YouTube channel. Designed to compete mainly in the South American market, the all-new Montana is actually Chevy’s first compact unibody pickup, as the first two generations were subcompact-sized.
Under the hood lies a custom-calibrated 1.2L turbocharged engine, rated at 133 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. In regard to transmission options, customers have the choice of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel drivetrain is the only layout available.
As for structure, the 2023 Montana rides on an extended variant of the GM GEM platform, and combines a crew cab body configuration with an exterior design inspired by the Chevy Blazer. Production takes place at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant.