The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea), the representative of car manufacturers that manufacture cars in the country, and the National Federation of Automobile Distributors (Fenabrave), responsible for marketing in Brazil, meet at the same stage: 2023 should mark a new beginning. for the domestic car market.
Optimism about the expansion of car sales is also supported by the Associação Brasileira do Veículo Elétrico (ABVE), the entity that represents the hybrid and 100% electric car market.
In addition to the visible expansion of electric fleets, 2023 will be a fierce battleground for the Brazilian pickup market, in its three segments – compact, SUV derivatives and medium-sized cars.
The Ford F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in the United States for more than four decades, will finally be imported to Brazil on a regular basis.
But Chevrolet already showed at the end of this year its main asset to fight for the leadership of compact-medium against Fiat Toro – the new Montana, which is now “stretched” and comes from the sports utility vehicle Tracker.
The Italian brand will strengthen the Strada’s “cruising speed” with a version powered by a turbo engine and is targeting mid-size cars with a new model, as yet without a defined name.
Also in the mid-size segment, Renault is keeping the Alaskan, produced in Argentina, on its radar.
New Chevrolet Montana
After a long period of development, the new Montana model was launched in December of this year, expected to arrive at dealers in February 2023.
The new Montana will change the segment, from compact to medium.
As such, it will clash with the leader in the SUV-based pickup truck category, the Fiat Toro.
Chevrolet confirmed two versions of the new Montana, LTZ, for R$ 134,490, and the top of the Premier line, for R$ 140,490, with a turboflex 1.2 engine with 133 horse power and 21.4 kgfm torque, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. gear, the same “powertrain” of the more expensive versions of the Tracker.
The Rams brought to Brazil by Stellantis will have a strong contender in 2023.
This is the Ford F-150, which will finally be introduced to the Brazilian market.
It is not yet known what configuration will come here. In the United States, the pickup has eight trim options and five combustion engines: 3.3 V6 of 290 horsepower, 2.5 V6 EcoBoost of 325 horsepower, 3.5 V6 EcoBoost of 375 or 450 horsepower and 5.0 V8 of 395 horsepower, as well as a horse variant. and even electricity.
But electrified for Brazil will come next year only the hybrid option of the Maverick pickup, along with the electric Mustang Mach-E and Transit.
Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4
It is already circulating in the streets of Brazil in an experimental way, id. 3 and ID.4 will officially enter the Brazilian market in 2023.
Identification. Buzz, the electric Kombi, does not yet have a landing date in Brazil.
The IDs 3 and ID.4 have a 204 hp engine and 31.5 kgfm of torque, powered by a set of 58 kWh and 77 kWh batteries, respectively, with a range of up to 426 km for the first and up to 522 km for the second.
The batteries are mounted on the floor of both models, allowing better use of the passenger compartment.
Fiat’s new medium truck
Still without a specified name, Fiat will have a representative in the medium pickup segment in Brazil in 2023. Some certainty and other doubts about the arrival of the new pickup.
It will definitely be launched in the second half of next year, as well as having a high load capacity in the segment.
The biggest highlight of the new model – which is supposed to be the “Fiat version” of the Peugeot Landtrek pickup produced in China – concerns the engine.
In the Chinese market, the image of the French brand uses a turbodiesel 1.9 with a power of 150 horsepower and a torque of 35.7 kgfm – which may be a little to fight against Toyota Hilux, Chevrolet S10, Ford Ranger and Nissan Frontier, more “strong”.
The proposal from Peugeot, Fiat’s partner in the Stellantis group, will be to adopt the 2.0 BlueHDI used by the Boxer van, assembled in Uruguay. But doubt persists.
Honda Civic e:HEV
No longer produced in Brazil, the Civic medium sedan will have a hybrid version in 2023, called by Honda e:HEV.
The electrified Civic will have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine and two electric transmissions.
The car will have three modes of operation: in “EV”, only the electric motors will work, when the load is low, the “Hybrid” mode enters, turning on the combustion engine to be used as an energy generator.
In “Engine” mode, only the warm engine will move the car.
The Civic e:HEV should have a total of 184 horsepower and 32.1 kgfm of torque.
Launched by Renault in Argentina this year, the mid-size Alaska pickup should land in Brazil in 2023.
Produced at the Santa Isabel plant in Córdoba, the Alaskan was created in conjunction with the Nissan Frontier and the discontinued Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
The new Renault pickup was presented in Argentina in eight versions.
It shares not only the bad looks but also the engines with the Frontier.
One of them is a turbodiesel 2.3 with a power of 160 horses and a torque of 41 kgfm, associated with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The other is a 2.3 biturbodiesel with a capacity of 190 horsepower and 45.9 kgfm, which can be connected to a 7-speed manual transmission.
Peugeot 208 turbo
Peugeot’s best-selling car in Brazil, the 208 hatch compact will have a version with the 1.0 T200 turboflex engine, which is already used in the Fiat Pulse and Fastback and which will also power the Strada variant.
The turbo engine will not change in the 208, maintaining the power of 125 horses with gasoline and 130 horses with ethanol, and a torque of 20.5 kgfm with both fuels.
The transmission will be a CVT type with 7 simulated gears. The 208 Turbo will have no visual changes, maintaining a completely redesigned model for 2019.
The first model of the Great Wall Company Limited (GWM) – the largest private car manufacturer in China – in Brazil will be the Haval H6, sold in the Brazilian market from the first half of 2023.
The H6 is a global bestseller, a global model available in over 60 countries.
The version that will be sold in Brazil was developed especially for the country, starting with the “powertrain”.
The Chinese-made SUV will have a combined power of 430 horsepower and 77.7 kgfm of torque and promises to be a plug-in hybrid with the longest electric range in the world, of up to 200 km.
Citroen C3 with seven seats
Possibly called the Grand C3, this year’s fully revised model will be stretched in 2023 to carry up to seven people, to take on the Chevrolet Spin.
Grand C3, or C3 Aircross, must have the same mechanics as its smaller “brother” and other aesthetic and functional elements, such as the windshield, the “A” and “B” rows (front and center of the car), sides , wheel arches, hoods and wheel bases.
The car must be stretched back to accommodate two more people, forcing changes to the “C” (rear) pillars, roof, floor and trunk lid.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
After the Renegade, Compass and Wrangler in the international market, the Grand Cherokee will also be available with a plug-in hybrid in 2023, and should come to the Brazilian market.
The Grand Cherokee’s powertrain combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with an electric motor to produce a total of 380 horsepower, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The 17 kWh battery allows a range of up to 50 km in 100% electric mode. As already announced this year, Jeep will still be available in all electric models.