The Montana comes standard with a 1.4 l "Ecoflex" and a 1.8 l 8V flex-fuelI4 engines. In some markets like South Africa where it was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility until June 2010, the vehicle is offered with more engine options, but none flex-fuel, like the 1.4 petrol and the 1.7 Isuzuturbodiesel. As of 2007, Montana is available in 2 versions: Montana Conquest and Montana Sport which has a slightly different design and set of accessories. The trunk can be loaded with up to 735 kg (1,620 lb) according to the manufacturer.
The Montana arrived in the 2004 model year replacing the aged Corsa B based Chevy Pickup, but with the Tornado name tag because the Pontiac Montana was available in Mexico at the time. It was based on the Chevrolet Corsa C and although the Corsa was dropped from the Mexican Chevrolet line-up after the 2008 model year, the Tornado lived on for a few more years. It was the only Brazilian-built car in the Mexican Chevrolet lineup.
The second generation Corsa utility was released in 2003 and replaced the Corsa B Utility pickup. The vehicle was sold as the Opel Corsa Utility, until June 2010. From then on it was badged as the Chevrolet Corsa Utility but not for too long as Chevrolet had prepared to end this and also to stop representing Opel. It is available in a choice of 3 engine variations, namely 1.4 and 1.8 petrol engines, as well as a 1.7 turbodiesel. There are also three different trim levels available across the range: Base, Club and Sport.
Second generation (2011–present)
Despite short sales of the Chevrolet Corsa Utility in South Africa, Chevrolet had decided to replace the Corsa C-based ute with the Agile-based ute. It became known as the Montana, Tornado, or Utility depending on the market.