Although it’s been out of production for nearly 15 years, this is still a well-known nameplate among car enthusiasts. Introduced in the early ‘70s, the Monte Carlo was Chevy’s iteration of a personal luxury car, a sports coupe that was stylish, well-equipped and very fast. Throughout history, we have seen several iterations of it and most of the time, this nameplate was reserved for a two-door coupe. So, there’s no reason why some future generation would feature the same layout. At this point, rumors are the only thing we can find. On the other hand, the officials are still quiet.
As we’ve just mentioned, there are rumors about the comeback of this nameplate. The officials are quiet, while the unofficial reports speculate about the possible use of the nameplate in the future. Considering that the automotive industry is all about electrification these days, the nameplate could be reserved for a new electric car, rumors suggest. Moreover, many believe this could happen already in the next year.
The history of this nameplate starts in 1970, when Chevy introduces its version of a two-door coupe, based on the A-platform. Mechanically, the model has most things in common with Buick Grand Prix, while parts were also shared with Chevelle, Eldorado etc. The initial version was very successful and the same trend continued over the years.
We’ve seen five more generations of the nameplate and the production finally ended in 2007. That was the dawn of the crossover era, so sales started to go down. Furthermore, the company revived Camaro, so it felt like there was not enough room for Monte Carlo anymore.
After almost 15 years of break, it looks like the nameplate could come back, maybe already as the 2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, rumors say. We presume that the new model would feature a little bit different design compared to the previous generations.
2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Design
As we’ve just mentioned, today’s automotive industry is all about electrification and Chevy follows that trend. Several all-electric models are already in the works and the company presented a completely new platform, reserved for electric cars only. It is called Ultium and we presume that the 2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo would ride on some of its variations. The Monte Carlo would be a great name to popularize the company’s all-electric lineup and one of the things that come to mind is the exterior design.
The company already works on several all-electric SUVs and crossovers. Even those these body styles are taking over the market, we still believe there is enough room for more conventional designs. So, the new 2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo could easily come as a sports coupe or some kind of a four-door sedan or liftback.
This aspect is still a mystery. Simply, Chevy still has to establish its lineup of all-electric cars, so we can talk about interior designs. At this point, we can only speculate and the first thing that comes to mind is the dashboard design. It should come equipped with all kinds of tech goodies, including numerous displays, advanced safety systems and more.
On the other hand, we already talked about body styles and no matter the final choice, we are pretty sure that the cabin will be spacious and practical. So, we expect to see two rows of seats and plenty of interior room, as the wheelbase is expected to be long as well. The cargo area would rather depend on the body style. A liftback would provide the most space and it would certainly be more practical than a sedan. Still, we don’t know what’s in the mind of Chevy’s designers.
2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Drivetrain
At this point, it’s hard to talk about details but as we already mentioned, the 2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is about to feature an all-electric drivetrain. The model will be based on the company’s new Ultium platform. It supports a wide range of drivetrain and battery configurations. We presume that base versions would come with a single electric motor, mounted on the rear axle, probably with a max output of 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. More powerful versions with additional electric motors should come as well. Of course, the additional motors would find their place on the front axle as well, so AWD models would be on the offer too.
When it comes to the battery setup, we expect a max capacity of around 100 kWh. That would provide around 350 of the all-electric range, we believe.
2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Release Date
At this point, the 2022 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is just a rumor. We can find some reports about its comeback on the network, but the officials are still quiet. So, we suggest you to take this comeback with a big reserve. The actual chances to see this nameplate again are actually pretty small.