No turbines: a new engine for Chevrolet Monza

No turbines: a new engine for Chevrolet Monza


The American brand has expanded the range of versions of the “chetyrehdverki” Monza. The model is presented only in China, where it tops the sales of Chevrolet.

Cheap sedan Chevy, which revived the Monza name (in the 70-ies of the last century the so-called youth “dvuhdverka” and in the 80-90 – Brazilian clone of the Opel Ascona), made its debut in 2018. the Model is designed specifically for China, it is based on a local “chetyrehdverki” Buick Excelle GT sedan produces both GM and SAIC. To market a new Monza was released in the spring of 2019, at the end of last year, she became the best – selling brand- sold 141 795 units. And today Chevrolet has announced the start of sales of new versions.

So, after the related Buick Monza got petrol four-cylinder “aspirated” 1.5 Ecotec family. Note, in the range of Excelle GT engine was already, but in 2018, after restyling, his line was removed, and the “comeback” happened recently – at the end of last month. However, for Monza this motor is new: previously, Chevrolet offered only with the “turbotrain” 1.0 (125 HP, 170 Nm) and 1.3 (163 HP, 230 Nm), also in the Ecotec series (including engines and is equipped with the Buick Excelle GT).


A-liter engine produces 113 HP and 141 Nm. As turbo 1.3, “aspirated” is combined only with the six-speed “automatic”. Liter engine based on the same six-speed “mechanics” and six-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches. Claimed fuel consumption Monza with a 1.5 – 5.9 l/100 km (sedan with 1.3 T – 5.8 l/100 km, with 1.0 T 5.2 l/100 km, regardless of the box).

Chevrolet sedan with a new engine is offered in two trim levels at a price of 111 900 117 900 yuan (about 15 900 and $ 16,800, respectively). In the “base” has a leather interior, a couple of airbags, entertainment system, rear view camera, air conditioning, and cruise control. In the more expensive version appear heated mirrors, rear Parking sensors and sunroof.

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Chevrolet Monza with turbo engine 1.0 is from 89 900 yuan (about 12,800 U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate), with a 1.3 T – 114 from 900 yuan (16 $ 300). The Buick brand is considered “premium”, so that related Excelle GT richer features, so it costs more – at least 118 900 yuan (16 $ 900).

Outside of China Monza to sell yet do not plan (and sedan Buick). However, in the range Chevrolet has another cheap “cityradio” — Onix. It is a global model.

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