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General Motors continues to reveal the new-generation Chevrolet Montana little by little. By the end of June, it said the pickup truck would be the roomiest one in its unibody market segment. In the U.S., it would compete with the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz. In Brazil, where it is being developed, it will face the Fiat Toro and Renault Oroch. GM has just released the most revealing image of the pickup truck so far.





Although it is still under disguise, we can see interesting details of the body, such as the split headlights and the shape of the hood. Between the square Maverick and the more daring Santa Cruz, the Montana adopts more straight lines, which will probably give it a more robust look. Buyers in this market segment tend to prefer that.

According to GM, the new unibody pickup truck will beat all its Brazilian competitors in fuel efficiency. Considering both the Toro and the Oroch currently have updated 1.3-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engines, the Montana would probably fulfill this promise by being lighter or more aerodynamic, right? GM did not mention any of these possibilities.

The secret of making the new pickup truck need less fuel than its competitors would be a new engine control unit (ECU) that allows it to have three times more calibration variables than other vehicles. In other words, the engine could work better in more situations, which will eventually pay off in the gas station bills.

That’s what GM promises for the version with an automatic transmission. The Montana will also be sold with a manual gearbox. In this case, the American automaker promises that the new unibody pickup truck will accelerate much faster than its opponents, from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph).

Unlike its previous generations, based on the Chevrolet Corsa, the new Montana is considered the pickup truck of the Tracker. Both are based on the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) platform. We’re still curious if GM will just export it to Mexico or if the U.S. will also have the chance to buy the new vehicle. That should be answered in a few months.

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The gasoline engine will power the base model's 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline motor. It should produce around 137 horsepower. The engine can be ordered as a pair with a front-wheel drive and a CVT gearbox. A 1.3-liter engine should generate at least 154 horsepower.

Both seem a bit underpowered don't have a lot of grunt, but GM say it will be the most fuel efficient truck in its class, that good for a cash strapped Mexican, and South Americans.
 

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Success of Maverick shows there's a market for small pickups for people like me who would never buy a full-sizer. If this is competitive with the Maverick (GEM platform??), bring it Chevy!
 

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They. Are. Not. Going. To. Revive. Pontiac.
And it would be pointless to do so....GM does NOT need another division.
But, but, butt.... they just created Brightdrop, brought back Hummer and (mostly)purchased Cruise. I see a trend:p:eek::p;)
 

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They. Are. Not. Going. To. Revive. Pontiac.
And it would be pointless to do so....GM does NOT need another division.
Are you 100% sure?

As to GM adding more divisions, I'm way ahead of you. I was flabbergasted when they brought out Saturn as a stand alone division. The reasoning given was the company couldn't compete in building small cars. Guess they proved that once again when Saturn folded.

Even worse was the introduction of Hummer as a stand alone. Beyond stunned that GM convinced all the people they did to build NEW dealerships to sell two(!) expensive niche vehicles that were fad based. Didn't turn out so well. I argued from the beginning that Hummers should be sold at GMC dealerships. You know, like they did the second time around. Sure glad I'm not as smart as the average GM exec.
 

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Are you 100% sure?

As to GM adding more divisions, I'm way ahead of you. I was flabbergasted when they brought out Saturn as a stand alone division. The reasoning given was the company couldn't compete in building small cars. Guess they proved that once again when Saturn folded.

Even worse was the introduction of Hummer as a stand alone. Beyond stunned that GM convinced all the people they did to build NEW dealerships to sell two(!) expensive niche vehicles that were fad based. Didn't turn out so well. I argued from the beginning that Hummers should be sold at GMC dealerships. You know, like they did the second time around. Sure glad I'm not as smart as the average GM exec.
They brought back Hummer as an EV because it's ironic, such a hipster move.
 

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They. Are. Not. Going. To. Revive. Pontiac.
And it would be pointless to do so....GM does NOT need another division.
Yup, let it rest in piece.
 

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General Motors continues to reveal the new-generation Chevrolet Montana little by little. By the end of June, it said the pickup truck would be the roomiest one in its unibody market segment. In the U.S., it would compete with the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz. In Brazil, where it is being developed, it will face the Fiat Toro and Renault Oroch. GM has just released the most revealing image of the pickup truck so far.





Although it is still under disguise, we can see interesting details of the body, such as the split headlights and the shape of the hood. Between the square Maverick and the more daring Santa Cruz, the Montana adopts more straight lines, which will probably give it a more robust look. Buyers in this market segment tend to prefer that.

According to GM, the new unibody pickup truck will beat all its Brazilian competitors in fuel efficiency. Considering both the Toro and the Oroch currently have updated 1.3-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engines, the Montana would probably fulfill this promise by being lighter or more aerodynamic, right? GM did not mention any of these possibilities.

The secret of making the new pickup truck need less fuel than its competitors would be a new engine control unit (ECU) that allows it to have three times more calibration variables than other vehicles. In other words, the engine could work better in more situations, which will eventually pay off in the gas station bills.

That’s what GM promises for the version with an automatic transmission. The Montana will also be sold with a manual gearbox. In this case, the American automaker promises that the new unibody pickup truck will accelerate much faster than its opponents, from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph).

Unlike its previous generations, based on the Chevrolet Corsa, the new Montana is considered the pickup truck of the Tracker. Both are based on the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) platform. We’re still curious if GM will just export it to Mexico or if the U.S. will also have the chance to buy the new vehicle. That should be answered in a few months.

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GM should bring this to America but alas they won’t.
 

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GM should bring this to America but alas they won’t.
We go through this every time GM introduces a new vehicle in a developing country. The Montana is a vehicle developed to be sold in Brazil and surrounded countries and purchased by buyers with the incomes that they receive in Brazil and surrounding countries. Place this truck as is on the dealer lots of US dealers and buyers will avoid it in droves. It will require massive additional engineering and upgrades to be acceptable to US buyers.
 

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We go through this every time GM introduces a new vehicle in a developing country. The Montana is a vehicle developed to be sold in Brazil and surrounded countries and purchased by buyers with the incomes that they receive in Brazil and surrounding countries. Place this truck as is on the dealer lots of US dealers and buyers will avoid it in droves. It will require massive additional engineering and upgrades to be acceptable to US buyers.
Okay. So do it. Clearly Ford has no issues moving Maverick.

GM did the same thing with the global market Colorado and it was undoubtedly a success.
 

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The hybrid is the killer app for the Maverick.
We know how big GM is on hybrids.
 

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The hybrid is the killer app for the Maverick.
We know how big GM is on hybrids.
Ha Ha Ha. :( We all know that is their personal thorn in their side because they've pretty much stated it to be that way, and not messing with them. They'd rather be whole hog towards being fully electric than mildly wean the public off of ICE by using them as a go between to get people eventually on board with EV's :(
 
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