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.
Chevrolet confirms the arrival of Onix
-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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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