Posts Tagged ‘chevrolet’

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Small Cars in India

March 11, 2009

The begining of the small cars in india with the launch of Maruti 800 which was a joint venture between Government of India and Suzuki Motors Corporation. And in no time it became the first choice of most of the families in India. Next to join the band wagon was South Korean company Hyundai which launched its Santro in 1998, followed by another Korean car maker Daewoo that launched Matiz. By the year 1999 Tata group launched their first car Indica. Italian company Fiat also joined the league of small car manufacturers with the launch of Palio Stile.

After General Motors over took Daewoo, General Motors India entered the small car market with the launch of its much awaited mini car – The Chevrolet Spark. The entry of Chevrolet Spark has intensified the competition in the small segment. Chevrolet Spark offers better value for money proposition than its closest competitor Maruti Zen Estilo. With its new design Spark looks more contemporary. The latest introduction in this segment has been Hyundai i10 which was launched in November last year. However, the car that is going to bring about a revolution in the small car segment is Tata’s 1-lakh car Nano which due for launch in the third quarter of the next fiscal. The Tata Nano was showcased in the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi this year which received an overwhelming response by people at large. Tata is also going to launch its new Indica shortly.

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Chevrolet optra ricks on the road

February 13, 2009

Chevrolet optra is the latest trend setter in the market, which is launched by General Motors. The manufacturers of this car need no introduction because they have proven their worth with the quality of product line. Chevrolet is not just a car; it is the style and luxury on wheels that attracts onlookers. General Motors have always manufactured a benchmark in cars and they know ways to keep pace with the increasing demand of luxury in the market. They are also aware of the kind of Indian roads and the technology that would best suit them.

 With features like electric sunroof, wooden panel, tubeless tires, automatic air conditioning system, height adjustable driver seat, rear spoiler and metallic colors are the plus point of optra India. This car has created a rage in the market and has been liked by everyone. After all, General Motors know what is expected out of them and what they have to deliver to their niche customers. Chevrolet optra is available in 5 models – 1.6 elite, 1.6 LS Elite, 1.6LT Royale, 1.8 LT and 1.8 LT AT. These cars are designed with the intention of providing every possible comfort to the driver and seaters.

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Popular Chevrolet Cars

November 21, 2008

General Motors launches its cars in India under the brand name of Chevrolet. General Motors cars in India have touched the new heights under the Chevrolet name. Tavera is one of the Chevrolet products. Tavera due to its better space and average is more reliable to the buyers as compare to the other cars in its class. The Tavera comes with the assurance of low maintenance and running costs. Tavera have 2.5L Direct Injection Turbo Diesel with 2499cc powerful engine which gives the mileage of 14 kmpl. Tavera can touch 60kmph in 9.09 seconds and 23.36 seconds to hit the 100kmph mark

After the powerful MUV of Chevrolet, it’s now the turn of its first small car in India ‘Spark’. Spark was launched in April 2007 and was one of the most awaited cars. The Spark has evolved from where Daewoo Matiz left, the design of Spark is much contemporary. The interiors of the car have been given a distinct look and the console panel is positioned in the middle of the dashboard. The steering is light for city use and makes the car easy to drive in and around the city and to park it as well. Seats of spark are supportive and one of the most comfortable in its class. Spark is powered with the 995 cc engine which provides with the top speed of 161km/hr. It reaches 100km/hr with in 13.6 seconds and gives a decent average of 14.7kmpl.

Aveo U-VA is another gem in the Chevrolet crown. Aveo U-VA falls into the category of mid-sized sedan. As per the fuel efficiency figure are on the better half of the petro meter. It’s a its combination of modern Italian design, generous list of features and roomy interiors, the stylish and incredibly spacious five-door premium hatchback sets a new benchmark in its segment in terms of product attributes. The Aveo U-VA shares a common platform with the Chevrolet Aveo, which was introduced in India earlier this year. Aveo U-VA got power from 1150cc engine and provides the average of 11.5kmpl.

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Chevvy Cars in India

November 19, 2008

Chevrolet Captiva is the latest offering from General Motors India which is on road now. The state-of-the art SUV was introduced to the Indian consumers in the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi this year. The seven-seater Captiva comes with a 2.0 litre diesel engine. With its smart, sporty and trendy look, Captiva has been receiving rave reviews from all across.  The Captiva has been a winner in South Africa, Venezuela, Colombia and Middle-East, and now, and it has witnessed a promising start in the Indian subcontinent as well.

General Motors has been a forerunner in bringing world class cars to the Indian consumer over last couple of years. GM India introduced Chevrolet Spark’ – a refurbished version of Daewoo’s ‘Matiz’ in mid 2007. Chevrolet Spark’s best in the class fuel efficiency and enhanced safety features led GM India throw serious competition to the existing players in the small car segment.

Aveo and Aveo U-VA are the two other Chevrolet cars that are making serious in roads in India. The Aveo U-VA, a premium hatchback from General Motors is a combination of modern Italian design, generous list of features and roomy interiors. It’s stylish and incredibly spacious five-door set a new benchmark in its segment in terms of product attributes. The Aveo U-VA delivers class-leading fuel efficiency with excellent drivability.

The Chevrolet Optra Magnum – a TCDi diesel sedan in the premium car segment – comes with a 2.0-litre TCDi engine that utilizes second-generation common rail technology. The Optra Magnum boasts additional technological innovations like a dual mass flywheel, which significantly reduces vibration while idling, and a balanced shaft module, which ensures refined and smooth engine operation. The Optra Magnum is faster and more powerful than most of the petrol driven cars currently on the market.

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Optra Magnum

November 12, 2008
Chevrolet Optra Magnum

Chevrolet Optra Magnum

This Optra Magnum TCDi diesel fireball from the Chevy stable is the most powerful luxury sedan in its price band and extends the value for money promise by Chevrolet by providing an exhilarating driving experience. The Optra diesel’s 2.0-litre TCDi (Turbocharged Common Rail Direct Injection) engine which utilizes second-generation common rail technology is faster and more powerful than many petrol driven cars currently on the market.

Initially launched in Korea and Europe, the gear ratios and the Engine Management System have been fine-tuned for optimum performance in all driving conditions in India on locally available fuel. Apart from the technical innovations, the exterior and the interior have been restyled keeping in mind the tastes and preference of the Indian customers. Chevy Optra Magnum which comes in three variants is competitively priced in the range of Rs 8.74 lakhs – Rs 9.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Luxury Cars in India

January 18, 2008

The Indian economy is booming and more young business men, entrepreneurs and IT professional are coming up they prefer to spend money on the luxury cars India. The current luxury car market is an estimated 4,500-5,000 units per annum and it is believed that the market will hit 10,000 units by 2010.Daimler Chrysler entered the Indian market and set up Mercedes Benz India Ltd in the year 1994. DCIL manufactures S-series 320 L , E-series E200, E230 and E250 and C-series cars. Mercedes Benz recently launched Mercedes Benz CL and S Class (S 320CDI L) vehicles. To follow the bandwagon was Audi; it launched its first car in India in the year 2004. It sells the A4, A6, A8, RS4 and Q7 models in India. Audi’s latest launch has been its sports coupe Audi TT. Audi is targeting a sales figure of 550-650 units for 2007-08 in comparison to a total sales figure of 450 in 2006. BMW plant in Chennai assembles 5 series and 3 series sedans.

BMW imports the 7 series and X5 SUV range of cars. The company is planning to seize all opportunities for its stable of and in likelihood, BMW India Pvt Ltd, would be launching BMW Mini in 2009. UK-based luxury cars maker Bentley Motors has wheeled in two new models in the Indian market. Called Azure and Continental GTC, the two convertible models come at a price tag of Rs 3.80 and 2.10 crore (ex showroom prices) respectively. Volkswagen, owners of luxury brands like Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, too said to have been working on a small car for India. The company is already in the process of appointing autoparts suppliers to ensure uninterrupted supply of parts for its small car. Triggered by the buoyant small car market, the companies want to increase their market share to about 10 per cent by 2010 from the current 3-4 per cent. Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen have forecasted optimistic growth post their small car launches in 2009 It was perceived that the super car market would hit its inflection point after 2012. However going by current growth rates, that peak may come as early as 2010.