Chevrolet has released further details about the all-new Onix compact sedan following its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Chinese customers can already order the Chevy Onix Redline, which is available in two versions priced from RMB 96,900 ($14,500) and RMB 99,900 ($14,900), respectively. Following the introduction of the Redline, additional variants will be added in the coming months.
Built by the SAIC-GM joint venture, the all-new Onix launches in sporty Redline trim that brings red and black design cues such as the black bow tie emblems and dual-grille design, as well as horizontal red accents on the grille and mirror caps and black 16-inch alloys.
Inside, Chevrolet claims its sedan offers segment-leading space for rear passengers, 22 storage locations throughout the cabin, and a cargo volume of 469 liters (16.5 cu-ft).
The new Onix is the first of many new Chevrolet and Buick B- and C-segment vehicles to use the GEM (Global Emerging Markets) platform. Power comes from a 1.0-liter Ecotec 325T turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 123 hp (125 PS) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to a six-speed Dynamic Start/Stop Shift (DSS) automatic transmission, it offers a claimed average fuel consumption of 4.9 liters/100 km (48 mpg US) and meets the China 6 emission standard.
When it comes to standard features, the highlight is the MyLink infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife, OnStar Intelligent Link and the Xiao O intelligent driving assistant. Also included in the base price are a 3.5-inch driver information display, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, sports seats, and an air purification system.
The list of standard safety systems features ESC, ABS, EBD, TCS, and Hill Start Assist, while options include a backup camera, reverse radar, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and ISOFIX locks for child safety seats.