More and more manufacturers see bread in a compact four-door pick-up that shares its basis with a passenger car. Ford has the Maverick. Hyundai de Santa Cruz and now Chevrolet comes with the Montana. Would such a concept be something for the Dutch car market?
It could just be that the model name Montana says something to you. In various South American countries, in Mexico and in South Africa, Chevrolet has been sticking the name Montana on a compact pick-up for almost 20 years. The first generation Montana, which appeared in 2003, shared most of its technology with the Corsa C that you know in Europe. To date, the Montana has always been a two-door compact pickup based on a passenger car. Now there is a completely new one, and it is slightly different.
The new Chevrolet is now a four-door pick-up, just like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz that drive around in the United States. The South American consumer does not know Maverick and Santa Cruz, but the Montana also has comparable competitors there in the form of the Fiat Strada, Fiat Toro, Renault (Dacia) Duster Oroch and Volkswagen Saveiro, although the latter is still a two-door. The new model is 4.72 meters long and exceeds its predecessor in length by more than 20 centimeters. The loading pack can hold up to 874 liters of material and can be covered. From the outside, the Chevrolet Montana fits in well with other recent models, including the Tracker with which it shares its technique.
In any case, the Montana will be on the market in Brazil with a 133 hp and 210 Nm strong 1.2 Turbo engine that likes both petrol and ethanol. Chevrolet has not been active in Europe for years, but would a compact four-door pick-up with a handy loading platform be something for the Dutch market?
– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl