Sao Paulo Motor Show: Chevrolet Onix unveiled image

The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently pulled the wraps off the Onix model during the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

After Volkswagen has unveiled the three-door version of the Gol, Chevrolet couldn’t stay away so the rival for the five-door Gol has been officially presented to the public in Brazil, in the form of the Onix model. Chevy says that the Onix has been fully developed by General Motors do Brasil and it’s a five-door hatchback sitting on the company’s Gamma II small car architecture, the same one which is underpinning the odd-looking Cobalt sedan or the Sin MPV.

The Chevrolet Onix is coming with a choice of two four-cylinder engines, a 1.0 liter gasoline which is producing a total output of 78 horsepower (80 HP on ethanol) and a 1.4 liter unit generating 98 HP on gasoline and 106 HP on ethanol. Two transmissions are available for the Onix in Brazil, a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The Chevrolet Onix is available in three trim levels, the LS, the LT and the LTZ, and prices for the 1.0 LS start at 14,800 USD, while for the 1.4 LTZ at 20,700 USD.