Archive for the ‘Chevrolet Cars’ Category

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Aggression and Robustness of the Captiva

September 20, 2010

Here is an SUV, the vehicle of the next generation that is a style statement in the true sense of the term. Yes, it is the Chevrolet Captiva. It has the luxury, the style, the technology, and the power that you will want in an SUV; it is a real feast for the eyes. Once you take it to the streets you will find all yes following it; such is its splendor. General Motors has left no stone unturned to make this SUV very classy and sophisticated and this is the reason why it has been witnessing an increasing sales figure.

There are three versions of the Captiva – Captiva LT, Captiva LTZ, and Captiva Xtreme. Captiva LT is the base model and comes with manual transmission gearbox. Captiva LTZ is an upgraded version with additional features such as electronic stability program, automatic transmission gearbox, descent control system, traction control system, drivetrain 4 X 4, etc. Captiva Xtreme is the top model and comes with a whole lot of features.

Captiva LT, Captiva LTZ, and Captiva Xtreme all are style icons in diesel; the 2.0L, 1991 cc diesel engine is packed with CRDI fuel supply system.

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The Chevrolet Tavera Neo for Tough Roads

September 1, 2010

The Indian weather is very tricky during the rainy season leading to water logging and bad roads even in areas where at one point of time the roads were smooth and excellent. In such a condition, you can only rely on the Chevrolet Tavera Neo by GM. Tough roads, bad roads, mountain roads, and any terrain can be well endured by the Tavera Neo. And you can take a ride as comfortably as ever within the city or long distance trips, as it comes equipped with plush comfortable Captain Seats with easy reclining and sliding facility. Each of the seats is accoutered with an armrest and adjustable lumbar support. Moreover with the 1 DIN audio system and 3 spoke sporty steering wheel, you can enjoy a wonderful experience on road.

What you will find in the Tavera Neo are thoughtfully designed interiors with ample room for stretching of your legs, sufficient space for your luggage facilitating a drive full of comfort and convenience. The newly added features in the Chevrolet Tavera Neo are floor mounted parking brake, coat hook, vanity mirror, and more; you can truly have an unforgettable ride on the road.

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Specialty of the Tavera Neo

July 31, 2010

When it comes to MUVs, it is the Tavera that is ruling the roost in the Indian market. In a traffic jam or when you are zooming in the roads, your eyes will always fall on several Tavera cars carrying office staff or just family people or tourists. If it is so popular, obviously, it will be excellent in all the factors right from price, fuel efficiency, handling, engine capacity, performance, etc. And after I saw the Tavera Neo, I am all geared up to buy it. I immediately sent a request for a test drive of the Tavera Neo at chevrolet.co.in after reading all the features.

The forte about Tavera Neo is its powerful turbo charged robust 2.5L diesel engine with five speed manual transmission; you can expect delivery of power of 80PS. Maximum torque delivered is 19kgm per 1800 rpm. And it gives an overall mileage of 14.3 kmpl. All four variants of the Tavera Neo are available in seven different exciting colors.

The Tavera price falls in between Rs 5,92,691 – Rs 7,33,174 as per ex-showroom Delhi. And the Tavera price for Neo falls in the range of Rs 7,32,840 – Rs 9,84,332 as per same ex-showroom.

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The Aveo Models

June 16, 2010

I have been watching sedans and hatchbacks of all brands for some time. Though I have an SUV, I have been thinking of buying another car. I prefer a sedan while my wife a hatchback. The Chevrolet Aveo 1.6 caught my attention on roads as well as on car portals. I have liked the car ever since I first saw it. And my wife liked the Aveo U-VA; she has been requesting me to go for it. Of course, a sedan is costlier than a hatchback and besides the fuel efficiency you can also save money amounting to lakhs. Still, a sedan is worth the buy given the long luxury look that it exhibits.

There are two variants of the Chevy Aveo; and as I said, I preferred the Chevrolet Aveo 1.6. The 1598cc, 16 Valve, 4-Cylinder, in-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system delivering maximum power of 102PS and 149Nm of maximum torque is what I liked the most besides a plethora of other advanced features. And the price tag of this Chevy Aveo in the below Rs. 8 lakh figure is low compared to other sedans.

My wife browsed through the Internet, read reviews on the Aveo U-VA and showed me the features as well. It is equipped with 1.2 petrol engine with a displacement of 1150 cc, powered by a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox. The fuel efficiency and drivability are worth mentioning. The exterior styling of the Aveo U-VA did impress me; now I am all geared up to buy it.

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The craze for Cruze

May 24, 2010

The mileage, average and fuel economy are often considered the key factors by many a budget conscious buyer who also loves stylish cars. With the launch of the Cruze Chevrolet in India, a premium sedan model, the car market has witnessed a new zest. Priced in between Rs. 10.99 lakh and 12.45 lakh, this car is already competing with D segment categories. At such a low price, you can avail a whole lot of advantageous features such as keyless entry and start, emergency exit, safety conveniences, etc. There are three variants of the Chevy Cruze in diesel, viz. Chevrolet Cruze LT, Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, and Chevrolet Cruze LTZ AT.
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The Chevy Cruze is enabled with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. Powered with 2.0L, 1991cc, 4-Cylinder in-line VCDi (Variable Geometry Turbo Common Rail Direct Injection) diesel engine, outstanding power and acceleration is what you can experience with this sedan. It produces 150bhp at 4000rpm of maximum power and 320Nm at 2000rpm of maximum torque, resulting in excellent acceleration. And regarding mileage, you will certainly experience a win-win situation; on city roads, it offers 14kmpl and on highways, the average ranges around the18.3kmpl figure. This is further verified by the report of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

The introduction of the Cruze Chevrolet in India has been welcomed well. What users have commented about the features, performance, handling, mileage, speed, acceleration, safety, etc. on web well verifies the fact. Go for a test drive and enjoy smart driving!

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Zooming out in the Chevrolet Captiva LTZ

May 19, 2010

Guys, have you ever experienced zooming out in a Captiva? If you like SUVs, you will certainly like the Captiva. I did own an SUV, but I don’t know why the car didn’t favor me. Whenever I take it for a long drive, breakdowns turn the entire trip hectic and uninteresting. At last I thought of parting with it and buy another SUV. Till this time I had not tried the Captiva. My neighbor friend who owns the Chevrolet Captiva LTZ suggested that I should go for that car. And I want an SUV only. You will know the difference when you drive it; I am so used to the SUV that I hate driving other cars. Chevrolet Captiva LTZ

Taking his suggestion, I visited a few car portals to learn about the features, prices, and other factors. I also read car reviews carrying information about the Captiva LTZ. Available in both petrol and diesel variants powered with 2,400cc and 2,000cc respectively, the Captiva I think is the right choice for me. The Chevrolet Captiva LTZ VCDi, as per Pune ex-showroom, is priced at Rs 19,73,740 – quite lower than the one I owned. And the diesel mileage is excellent too; I want the diesel variant. As per car reviews, it delivers 10.5 kmpl on city roads and 12.5 kmpl on highways. I requested my neighbor to give me his Captiva LTZ for two days to which he agreed. I drove the car to my heart’s content. Well, this is the SUV that I want!

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Detailed Description of Chevrolet Cars

April 23, 2010

While doing an online search for new cars in India, I came across several car portals including the GM India Corporate Site. And I visited the GM site besides two more car portals. I wanted a hatchback in between the Rs. 3.50 lakh to Rs. 4. 50 lakh category. I have seen the Chevrolet Beat on road and was quite impressed by the exterior looks. It does carry a style statement of its own. The GM India corporate site carries detailed description with images about each of the Chevrolet cars. Another car in the category of new cars in India that caught my attention was the Chevrolet Cruze. I liked the sedan as well but it was out of my budget. May be in the future when I have enough funds, I can buy it.

I want a car, a mid size car that can be easily parked, move well in congested roads, and that which takes me to office everyday without complaints. I have seen one of my colleagues, coming frustrated almost once in every week because of the breaking down of his car. Ultimately he had to sell off his car to buy a new one. I don’t want the same to happen with me. Well, I looked for other new cars in India for the extra facilities offered or the warranty covered. And at last it is GM that I opted – the Chevrolet Beat. It comes with a warranty of 100,000 km or three years, whichever is earlier.