A new Chevrolet sedan have officially made debut in China. Interestingly, sedan in US is more of an endangered species. Dubbed as Chevrolet Onix, it was showcased to the people of China. 2019 Chevrolet Onix is the first of new Chevrolet and Buick B- and C-segment vehicles to use GEM platform. This is a huge step for General Motors considering that nameplate is now being translated from being South American made vehicle to a brand that sells across 40 countries worldwide. The list excludes United States and Canada.
Until now, Onix nameplate was used for five-door hatchback in South America, but 2019 Chevrolet Onix is offered as four-door sedan. Four-door hatchback is called Prisma. Size of 2019 Chevrolet Onix is placed between Sail and Cavalier. The debut model is 2019 Chevrolet Onix Redline. This becomes sixth local product after Equinox, Cruze, Orlando, Malibu XL, and Monza. It adopts latest design and features a dual-grille design, new headlamps and new LED DRLs/fog lamps at the front. Redline trim offers black 16-inch alloys as standard, black badging, and red accents on the grille, mirror caps and wheels.
Powertrain details has not been disclosed but GM Authority claims that it will come with two new three-cylinder gasoline engines in China. Entry level is naturally aspirated 1.3-liter with 102 hp (103 PS) and a turbocharged 1.0-liter rated at 114 hp. Apart from 2019 Chevrolet Onix, pricing details of new Monza sedan has been revealed. It will be available in five grades with price range between RMB89,900 and RMB119,900.