There is a new kid on the block, it is the 2024 Chevy Montana. Chevrolet decided to keep going at Ford’s throat with another truck. Montana is a small compact pickup that is supposed to rival the Ford Maverick. As we all know, Maverick is a breath of fresh air when it comes to pickups. It is one of the rare small trucks. Ford Maverick is sold only as a hybrid, perhaps only electric in the future. It checks all the boxes and is a top seller in its category. For the short time, it is around it got a lot of traction and gave Ford a big share of the truck market.
Montana is supposed to be Chevy’s answer to this compact truck. Montana has a unibody architecture. Although some reports say that for the first year it will be unavailable in the North American market, we doubt that. It is supposed to be a full four-door pickup and front-wheel drive. Interior will probably get inspiration from its predecessors or bigger cousins. On the outside, we expect to see the classic Chevy stamp and that unique look the manufacturer gives. Let’s read in more detail what could come with the release of the new Chevy Montana.
The cabin of the 2024 Chevy Montana will resemble one of its cousins for sure. Why reinvent the wheel when Chevy can simply borrow an already accepted interior design? Something like Silverado has, but more compact springs to mind. This is supposed to be a five-seater so everything needs to be placed properly. This would allow for some wiggle room and comfortable driving, instead of a cramped space. Seating must be commendable, having heating and ventilating features is a must.
More upholstery material is needed. Luxury might be the way to win the fight with the Maverick as it is a more simplistic truck. The introduction of interesting new technology also helps. So pack it with some safety features, an electrical dashboard, and a big infotainment system and you get yourself a cabin. Also, some ambient lighting is a big plus, along with a sunroof.
We don’t have the exact specifications for Montana’s exterior. We know it’s a full four-food build and has a unibody architecture. This is very popular right now and it makes production easier. We suppose that it comes with 17-inch rims. Hopefully, multiple colors are available for wheels in order to allow further customization.
The cargo bed might be shorter than the standard 5.5 feet. On the front expect a big fascia with a huge mesh for air intakes. Headlights could be more linear as well. It remains to be seen whether we get a winching capability and a roof-mounted LED bar for better visibility. Don’t expect tall ride height from the 2024 Chevy Montana. After all, we don’t reckon it is going to dominate off-road.
There isn’t going to be a lot of choice for the powertrain options. This doesn’t come as a surprise. Even with the Maverick, there is a single engine option so far. The most probable suspect for the engine department of the 2024 Chevy Montana is a small powertrain. Per reports, it is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. It can produce a mere 133 horsepower. This should be enough for the small compact pickup to move around. After all, this isn’t a working horse or a drag racer. It can haul if the occasion arises, but don’t expect Montana to move mountains for you.
It does come as a surprise that there is a lack of hybrid options with this engine. After all, we all know the upsides of pairing a gas-guzzling engine with an electric motor. More horsepower, more torque, better fuel economy. Longevity as well. So why didn’t Chevy use this technology? For comparison Maverick with the hybrid system has 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Which is almost double the number of horses in Montana. If Chevy wants a piece of the market cake they need to step its game up and stay ahead of the competition. A fully electric Montana would make even more sense. This isn’t a huge pickup so it wouldn’t need a big battery pack to move it.
We suppose that 100 kWh would be just enough to give it a good range and make it powerful enough. There can be a double or triple electric motor setup. Something similar to what Tesla did with their Cybertruck and we all know how well it was received by the buyers. With a battery pack of that size, we can expect at least 300 miles of range on a single charge. Which is more than most competitors. Fast charging must be an option and peer-to-peer charging is getting traction as well.
Chevy Montana Truck Will Provide Solid MPG Ratings
It is difficult to say or speculate how much the 2024 Chevy Montana will spend in terms of fuel. There hasn’t been any official testing and this makes this guessing game even harder. All we know is that Chevy promised class-leading fuel efficiency. Will they deliver on this, remains to be seen. Something in the range of 25-30 miles per gallon combined would be decent to attract buyers.
2024 Chevy Montana Price and Release Date
This unibody compact pickup is supposed to enter production very soon. We could see the new 2024 Chevy Montana on the road later in 2024. As we mentioned it won’t debut in the US but after a year the North American market will see the introduction of this pickup.
The price is estimated at around $20,000 for the starting trim. The price is very similar to the Maverick, which is their main competitor. Some other competition includes Hyundai Santa Cruz. More details about the truck will be available very soon.