General Motors is said to be in the midst of work on a new unibody pickup truck for Chevrolet.
The automaker is remaining mum about the vehicle but GM Authority claims that it will act as a replacement to the Chevrolet Montana, sold throughout Latin America. If a new unibody pickup is produced for these markets, it will rival vehicles like the Fiat Toro, Renault Oroch and upcoming models from Volkswagen and Ford.
Underpinning Chevrolet’s compact pickup will be GM’s Global Emerging Markets architecture (GEM), also set to be used by the likes of the Chevrolet Onix, Sail, and Buick Excelle. Development of the model is being handled by General Motors Brazil.
Unlike the Chevrolet Montana which the new vehicle will replace, seating won’t be limited to just two occupants. Instead, the vehicle will be a four-door and offer seating for at least four people. The larger chassis used by the vehicle may also result in a bigger bed.
If current rumors prove accurate, the pickup will be powered exclusively by the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder of the Chevrolet Cruze. Grunt will sit at 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with power transmitted to the ground through a six-speed automatic transmission.
While it remains to be seen how progressed development of the vehicle is, it will allegedly hit the Central and South American markets in 2020. Production will likely be handled by GM’s Sao Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil.
Carscoops has contacted Chevrolet for details about this rumored pickup.