General Motors recently stated that they are working on the new compact four-door pickup Montana model that should go on sale next year. The forthcoming 2023 Chevrolet Montana will be a unibody pickup truck that could become the market’s most popular truck. Of course, there are many competitors on its way like the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The new truck will be reportedly based on the popular Blazer model, and it will probably share the same engines. Under the hood of the current model there are two different engines. The manufacturer offers 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine and 1.3-liter unit.
2023 Chevrolet Montana First Look
The 2023 Chevy Montana is an upcoming pickup truck that will look more aggressive than any Chevy model so far. From the information we got, this model will share the same platform with the Blazer model. Right now, we have our first look at some of the spy shots/renderings, and according to Chevrolet, Montana will be brand’s first compact unibody pickup.
First look leaves positive thoughts, and we like Chevy Blazer design inspiration. The front end dominates with a massive grille, tiny LED headlights, and a very sporty hood with an interesting line. At the back, the tailgate will have conventional opening and the taillights will go in the upper part of the body.
At this point, there is no available image of the cabin. Anyway, we expect the 2023 Chevy Montana to be modern and spacious just like the Blazer model. However, some interior elements, such as the seats, will be more supportive, especially on the upper trims.
We can expect Montana to fit five passengers, providing great headroom and legroom on the back. Upper trim levels will come with standard leather upholstery, and many reports indicating a new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, just like the 10.8-inch head-up display. We are still waiting for more details about this truck.
2023 Chevy Montana Engine Specs
The new 2023 Chevy Montana will be reportedly based on the Trailblazer. So, it may use the same engine options as well. If that happens, we can expect the base model to come with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine, which should deliver around 137 horsepower.
According to some analysis, this engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and is available with a front-wheel-drive setup. On the other hand, we also expect a more powerful 1.3-liter unit that will make at least 154 horsepower. Unlike the base engine, this one comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, delivering much better driving experience. Also, this version can be gotten with the AWD system.
Release Date, Price
At this point, there is no exact release date of the 2023 Chevy Montana. From what we know so far, the manufacturer will probably introduce this model in the second half of 2022. It should be sold in South America as the main market, while GM doesn’t plan to offer it in the United States and Canada.
As for the price, we expect the new Chevy Montana to cost approximately $20,000, similar to the Ford Maverick. The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz is a potential competitor, just like the Maverick.