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|Manufacturer||Chevrolet (General Motors)|
|Also called||Chevrolet Tornado (Mexico)|
Chevrolet Utility (South Africa)
Opel Corsa Utility (South Africa)
|Assembly|| São José dos Campos, Brazil |
São Caetano do Sul, Brazil (GM Brazil)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (GM South Africa, CKD (2003-2017)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door pickup|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel drive|
|Related|| Opel/Chevrolet Corsa B |
|Engine||1.4 L EconoFlex I4 (petrol)|
1.8 L Family 1 I4 (petrol)
1.3 L MultiJet I4 (diesel)
1.7 L Circle-L I4 (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,714 mm (106.9 in) (2003–10)|
2,669 mm (105.1 in) (2010–)
|Length||4,430 mm (174.4 in) (2003–10)|
4,514 mm (177.7 in) (2010–)
|Width||1,645 mm (64.8 in) (2003–10)|
1,700 mm (66.9 in) (2010–)
|Height||1,420 mm (55.9 in) (2003–10)|
1,578 mm (62.1 in) (2010–)
|Curb weight||1,087–1,180 kg (2,396–2,601 lb)|
|Predecessor||Chevrolet Corsa Pick-up|
The Chevrolet Montana is a front wheel drive coupé utility sold by Chevrolet in Latin America and emerging markets.
In Mexico, the vehicle is known as Chevrolet Tornado, because Pontiac had already used the Montana name for its minivan offering for North America. The design of the first generation is a variation of the Opel Corsa, essentially a pickup version of the Opel Combo, while the second generation is based on the Chevrolet Agile.
The Montana used a 1.4 l "Ecoflex" and a 1.8 l 8V flex-fuel I4 engines. In some markets like South Africa where it was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility until June 2010, the vehicle was offered with more engine options, but none flex fuel, like the 1.4 petrol and the 1.7 Isuzu turbodiesel.
In 2007, the Montana was available in two versions: Montana Conquest and Montana Sport which had a slightly different design and set of accessories. The trunk can be loaded with up to 735 kg (1,620 lb) according to the manufacturer.
This model was manufactured in São José dos Campos, Brazil, until 2010. In South Africa, it was assembled from Brazilian supplied CKD units.
The Montana arrived in the model year of 2004, replacing the aged Corsa B based Chevy Pickup, but with the Tornado name tag, because the Pontiac Montana was available in Mexico at the time.
It was based on the Chevrolet Corsa C and although the Corsa was dropped from the Mexican Chevrolet line up after the model year of 2008, the Tornado lived on for a few more years. It was the only car built in Brazil in the Mexican Chevrolet lineup.
The second generation Corsa utility was released in 2003, and replaced the Corsa B Utility pickup. The vehicle was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility, until June 2010. From then on it was badged as the Chevrolet Corsa Utility but not for too long as Chevrolet had prepared to end this and also to stop representing Opel. It was available in a choice of three engine variations, namely 1.4 and 1.8 petrol engines, as well as a 1.7 turbodiesel.
There were also three different trim levels available across the range: Base, Club and Sport.
Despite short sales of the Chevrolet Corsa Utility in South Africa, Chevrolet had decided to replace the Corsa C Utility with the Agile Utility. It became known as the Montana, Tornado, or Utility, depending on the market.
The Tornado was discontinued in Mexico in 2020. In 2021, Chevrolet introduced the Tornado Van in Mexico, a rebadged version of the Wuling Hongguang V sold as the Chevrolet N400 in other countries.
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