General Motors Brazil is getting ready to introduce the all-new Chevrolet Onix later this month at the 27th São Paulo International Automobile Trade Show, and while GM released a few teaser images of the new hatchback, AutosSegredos managed to dig up some full images of the car. As pixilated and blurry as these pictures are, we do get a good look at what looks to be an attractive small hatchback that will almost certainly never be sold in the North America.

According to the article, the Onix rides on GM's Gamma II Global Small Vehicle platform (shared with Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet Sonic), so we aren't really brokenhearted that we won't be seeing this car here. We can't help but note that the Onix also rides on a platform related to the one underneath the 2013 Chevrolet Trax, a cute ute we would rather see in America instead of its costlier counterpart, the Buick Encore. In terms of styling, we would put the Onix somewhere in between the goofy-looking Spark and the aggressive Sonic with a handsome design that is punctuated by diamond-shaped headlights and sharp lines starting with the hood and continuing along the sides of the body. The front view of the Onix is unmistakably Chevrolet, but the rear strikes us as a bit... Mazda2.

The Onix will help introduce Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system and it will also be one of the few cars in its class to offer a six-speed automatic transmission.

To see more pictures of the new Chevrolet Onix, be sure to head over to AutosSegredos or check out GM Brazil's official teaser images in our gallery. Scroll down to read the press release (loosely translated by Google Translate), or if you're in São Paulo, the Onix will be on display at the auto show that runs from October 21 through Nov 4.
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Chevrolet confirms the arrival of Onix
09/06/2012


-Compact, produced in Gravesend, RS, will be one of the attractions of Chevrolet at the Auto Show

-Hatchback to debut MyLink technology platform, "bring your own media"

-Onix will have six-speed automatic transmission: the same as Cruze, Sonic and Sport6

São Caetano do Sul, SP - Chevrolet has just confirmed one of the most anticipated releases for the Brazilian market. This is the new Chevrolet Onix, the first derivative model Onix Project, a hatchback that will be produced in the newly expanded industrial complex Gravesend, in Rio Grande do Sul, which currently produces Celta and Prisma. This is the first model of Chevrolet market in whose name the car is the same project. "Much has been said on Project Onix during the development of the car. When we did the first research to choose the name, 'Onix' always appeared too hard. It was very well accepted in all regions in which it was presented, "explains Gustavo Colossi, general manager of Chevrolet Marketing. The compact, which will be officially presented to the public at the Auto Show, will be one of the stars at the Chevrolet booth.

Technology available to all
The Onix enough to segment bringing important innovations that revolutionize the compact car market. And Chevrolet expects two: MyLink, a technology platform connectivity, and a box of six-speed automatic transmission, unpublished items for the segment.

MyLink: "bring your own media"
Bring your own media. This is the brainchild of one of the main novelties of the new Chevrolet Onix: MyLink multimedia system that allows users to bring their music, photos, videos and mobile applications inside the vehicle and make phone calls via Bluetooth. MyLink stands out for its intuitive interface via a touch screen LCD. It is the first time in the Brazilian market for a vehicle in this segment offers this innovative technology. "MyLink is the technology platform that Chevrolet conversation with Smartphone applications, providing connectivity to users vehicles ever seen in this segment," says Santiago Chamorro, general manager for Marketing, Sales and After Sales of General Motors Brazil. Moreover, MyLink allows the user to configure some functions of the vehicle according to your preferences.

Six-speed automatic transmission: the same as Cruze, Sonic and Sport6
​​The new Chevrolet Onix will be available with two transmissions: five-speed manual and, in future, an automatic six, another innovation to the segment.
box, dubbed GF6 is the same used in the Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic and Sport6. Besides offering automatic mode with six gears, it also allows changes in sequential mode and has the adaptive system of gear changes that suit the gear changes to driving style of driver.

Onix social networks
provide new Chevrolet teasers Onix, through its Facebook page ( www.facebook.com / chevroletbrasil ).


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General Motors Company and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries and the company is a leader in the largest automotive market in the world, and is the fastest-growing. GM's brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information about the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com .

Brazil In GM manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chevrolet brand 87 years ago. In 2011, Chevrolet sold 632,219 vehicles in the country. The company has three industrial complexes that produce vehicles in São Caetano do Sul and São José dos Campos, both in São Paulo, and Gravesend (RS). It also has units in Mogi das Cruzes (production of stamped components), Sorocaba (Logistics Center Chevrolet) and Indaiatuba (Proving Ground), all in SP, plus a modern Technology Centre of Engineering and Design in São Caetano do Sul ( SP), able to complete development of new vehicles. The Brazilian subsidiary is one of five centers in the world in the creation and development of vehicles, in the fields of engineering, design and manufacturing. More information can be found at http://media.gm.com/brasil and Twiter: www.twitter.com / GMBPress


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      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing is actually cheaper (in every way) than both the Spark and Sonic. It's actually the 2nd or 3rd ladder in their portifolio - starting with the laughably old Chevrolet Classic (Chevrolet Chevy, yes, Chevy, for Mexico), the spartan Chevrolet Celta and its sedan version, the Prisma; next is the new Onix (replacing the Opel-based Corsa); above that sits the Agile (which is Aztek-ugly), the nice new Cobalt (a stretched cheapened Sonic-based sedan) and THEN the north american Sonic (and Spark for some markets). So if you think the Sonic is small and cheap, think that Brazil gets not one, but SIX even cheaper models.
        Tuga
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felipe Politano
        The Agile ( and the Cobalt ) are INSANELY unattractive. I have no idea how they sell as well as they do in Brasil.
      Alejandro Cepeda B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just one thing: the Chevrolet Spark does not share the same Gamma II platform. It uses a different platform called global mini.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      When similarly equipped, the top-spec Onix LTZ is supposed to be priced at 3/4 the price of the Sonic in Brazil - something like 25% less, if math is not your thing. It's THIS cheap. Since they share the same platform and transmissions, that means the Onix was cheapened HARD on interior materials, fit and finish. Its engine is a bit weaker too - a "flexpower" (GM speak for flexifuel) 104hp 1.4, versus the Sonic's 115hp 1.6. Sadly, that means something around US$19k for the Onix, since the Sonic is sold for roughly US$24k over here.
        MrWhopee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felipe Politano
        So, this thing is about the same size as a Sonic, and is a Brazillian only car, kind of like the Gol? Not bad, styling wise. But luckily for us here in Indonesia, the top-range new Aveo (nee Sonic) is already at $19k, so, no, for us it's not any cheaper. Though it does share the same engine, a 1.4l NA. Brazillian car prices are insane! Actually, Indonesian cars used to cost about as much, but not anymore since the last revolution. Viva la revolución!
      Quen47
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks remarkably like its Developing-market competitor, the VW Gol.
      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks like M-B with the Chevy emblem, and no doubt better looking then the bug looking Spark or the yawn-inducing Sonic!
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @techie69
        Eu gostei desse desenho melhor do que o careta que desenhou o Spark ou o Jose que pensou nas linhas do Sonic!
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, another car that I will not ever be buying... GM just keeps pumping out these micro offering and I keep hating them.
      Luc Helterbrand
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is a hell of a lot better looking than that butt ugly Spark! What a dog! why can\'t we get aesthetically good looking versions for the US?
        Ramiro Leonardo Pina
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        This car is bigger than the spark... It´s more like a cheaper version of the Sonic, created to compete with the Volkswagen Gol Trend (not golf) and the fiat Palio.
        Synthono
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        It's very likely to be quite specialized for the Brazilian market, which might make it difficult to adapt to international sales, while the Spark was designed as a world car from the start.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        Agreed!
        Todd Fleming
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        agreed its much better looking than the sonic too. the generic look of it would sell well to rental fleets. I cant stand the rear of the sonic sedan the rear lights seem way too low this is much more appealing to an overall crowd. the current sonic seems to be geared toward the tuning crowd, yet who would tune up a sonic? a hedgehog thats who!
      Cool people
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like this little hatch
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      much prefer the sonic
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much better looking than the Spark!
      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      the shape looks really good. lifting the grill higher looks good too bad about the headlight shape where it meets the trunk line. Round off that corner then the front end will look really good
        design eye
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Lee
        I agree Ben Lee. Headlight shape to grill lets it down, but good overall proportions and the side theme is nicely done.
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