Jul
15
2015 Chevrolet Montana

2015 Chevrolet Montana

Question: What’s the 4th-largest new vehicle market on the planet? Germany? France? Maybe Russia? Nope. Turns out that most years it’s Brazil. South America’s economic powerhouse is often forgotten in discussions of global auto sales, and that’s a shame.

Brazil’s motoring public scoops up somewhere between 3 and 4-million new vehicles annually, most of which are unique to that market. Case in point–Chevrolet’s Brazilian truck lineup is almost complete different from the pickup and crossover selection we in America have to choose from.

Presented here are all the Chevrolet trucks (and trucklets) currently on sale in Brazil. If you’ve seen any of these while traveling, tell us about it.

Forbidden Fruit: 5 Cool Small Pickups Americans Can’t Buy

 

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet Captiva

Base Price (Brazilian Real): R$111,090

Base Price (US Dollars): $35,550

Base Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder

Country of Origin: Brazil

This compact crossover should look very familiar to American motorists. Brazil’s Captiva is a retrimmed version of what was the 2008-2009 Saturn Vue, and the rental-fleet-only 2012-2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport. American availability of the Captiva Sports ends this year.

The Small Pickups of 1989

 

Chevrolet Montana

Chevrolet Montana

2015 Chevrolet Montana

Base Price: R$42,550

Base Price: $13,600

Base Engine: 1.4-liter 4-cylinder

Country of Origin: Brazil

About the size of a Volkswagen Golf, the 2-seat Chevrolet Montana seems like quite a bargain by American standards. The front-drive Montana is also sold in Mexico as the Chevrolet Tornado, and in South Africa as the Opel Corsa Utility.

 

Chevrolet S10

2015 Chevrolet S10

2015 Chevrolet S10

Base Price: R$81,750

Base Price: $26,160

Base Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder

Country of Origin: Brazil

Though built in Brazil, the S10 small pickup is mechanically very similar to the U.S.-built Chevrolet Colorado (and GMC Canyon) that went on sale stateside for 2015. Brazilian S10s have 1-2 inches more ground clearance than do American-spec  Colorados and Canyons.

 

Chevrolet Tracker  

2015 Chevrolet Tracker

2015 Chevrolet Tracker

Base Price: R$90,990

Base Price: $29,100

Base Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder

Country of Origin: Mexico

Brazil’s Tracker is virtually identical to the U.S.-market Chevy Trax. In fact, the two vehicles are built in the same Mexican assembly facility. Note that the Tracker’s seemingly inflated price relative to the Trax reflects a federally applied value-added tax (VAT) that is included in the number.

The most-popular cars in China

 

Chevrolet Trailblazer

2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Base Price: R$156,650

Base Price: $50,100

Base Engine: 3.6-liter V6

Country of Origin: Brazil

Like the Montana, the Trailblazer is completely unrelated to any American-market Chevrolet. A midsize body-on-frame SUV, the Montana is about the size of the U.S. Equinox, but boasts more-robust architecture better suited to traversing the unpaved terrain common outside of Brazil’s metropolitan areas. Ford sells a similar body-on-frame vehicle, the Everest, for markets outside of North America.

The most popular cars in Russia

Follow Tom on Twitter

 

Vehicle Makes

Classic Cars

Collectible Automobile Magazine

Popular Posts & Pages

Recent Posts

Shopping for a new or used car or truck?

Check out all of our reviews here.