The compact, car-derived pickup market is strongly contested here in Brazil by the four key automakers. It has all started back in 1978 with a model based on the Fiat 127/147. VW responded in 1982 with the Gol-based Saveiro, which soon took the lead. More recently came the Chevrolet Montana (Corsa/Gama II platform) and Ford Courier (based on the old Fiesta).