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The year 2015 is one such year for Indian automobile industry, when we have already seen several important car launches. But the unveiling spree is not over. With the 2016 Auto Expo is knocking the door, there are several more vehicles waiting to launch in the remaining period of this year. This October too, we are all set to watch some cars set to roll out on Indian roads. Some of them are much anticipated models indeed. There are hatchbacks, SUVs, MPVs all set to getting launched.

Here we tried to bring you a compact list of those cars waiting to be launched this month. Check the list along with the launch dates too given below.

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Do you park your car outside your house at night? What if tomorrow morning you suddenly found out that your car is gone? That might just not be shocking, but also heart wrenching. After all, we know you put your hard earned money into that that car, and strong connection you have with your car.

Well, we don’t have any intention to frighten you. But, the car thieves do have plenty of ways and reasons to make you frightened. After all, it is a very common practice in India. Usually car thieves love those cars, which come with greater resale value. Popularity of the model is also a great factor while stealing a car. Therefore the cars from makers like Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra come top on the list of car thieves.

Hindustan Ambassadors have been immensely popular in India for decades. Presently these iconic cars are out of production, but still in use vehemently. Many people in their middle age still consider this old beauty as their tried and tested cars. Not only that. Although, the taxi cabs are gradually growing in Indian metro cities, but Indian taxi riders at large still prefer the old yellow cabs, which are all Hindustan Ambassadors. Now you must be thinking why we are talking all these irrelevant facts. Yes, we know that you know it all. But the fact is, being such a popular car and with great resale value Hindustan Ambassador is also a great attractive pretty thing to the car thieves.

Here we brought you a list of cars, which are the most stolen cars of India. Take a look.

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Chevrolet is all set to bring the Trailblazer in Indian around October this year, which is good news for SUV lovers, but the bad news is it will be made available in only one variant. This SUV is supposed to take the other powerful SUVs like Toyota Fortuner , Mitsubishi Pajero Sport , Ford Endeavour , which all come with both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive. While the Chevy Trailblazer will come with only 2 wheel drive in Indian market.

This SUV is capable of generating about 197 bhp power and 500 Nm torque with help from a 2.8 liter Duramax DOHC turbo diesel engine, matched with automatic transmission system. The 2 wheel drive system SUV will be equipped with various features like 800 mm water wading capability, electronic stability control, anti lock braking system, hydraulic brake assist, traction control, dynamic rear brake proportioning, electronic brake force distribution, engine drag control, hill start assist, hill descent control, cruise control etc. Inside the car there will be a touch screen infotainment system with facilities with USB, aux, CD, Bluetooth.

Chevrolet Trailblazer is expected to come with a price tag of INR. 29 lakhs. Although this SUV seems to impressive with its spec figures, but the lack of 4 wheel drive technology is supposed to be a let down point for it, as the close competitors of this car come equipped with 4WD.

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In a country where people break coconuts, and pray to god when they buy and bring a new car home, and while they almost worship their car, it is quite expected, that those people want their car right; as we say; from head to toe.

In recent times small passenger vehicles or rather say compact hatchbacks has done quite well in the great Indian automotive race, as people of this country looks for a car which will serve their purpose for daily commuting, highway drives at occasional weekends, as well as they expect this car to give an extensive mileage, as many people mockingly say, the first thing an Indian buyer asks in the showroom, “How much does it give (Mileage)?” Apart from that, the present generation of automobile customers’ looks for another thing, which is automatic transmission, as driving through congested Indian roads needs a person quite some skills and experience to drive properly with constantly shifting gears.

In this segment Maruti Suzuki Celerio has done quite well in recent times, as it came with a technology Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which is a good alternative of conventional automatic transmission system. A few months back Maruti Maruti Suzuki launched the diesel version of Celerio, although it came with manual gear box, but still this diesel variant managed to be popular, as the name Celerio was already in the mind of people at large, and a diesel powered car is always hot favourite for common Indian people, as the fuel is cheaper than petrol and thus the fuel economy saves quite a few extra bucks.

The prime competitor for Celerio diesel is basically one and only Chevrolet Beat diesels, as these are two small diesel hatches in Indian market with a compact budget. And Celerio is practically the most loved hatchback of the country.

Here we tried to bring our readers a quick look at the spec sheet based comparison review between these two small diesel powered hatchbacks.

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We were all little disappointed with Chevrolet for not launching the Beat hatchback yet but definitely Chevrolet has some big plans. As the compact sedan segment is popularly growing in our market and like many other auto manufacturer, Chevrolet too has plans to launch a new compact sedan in this segment to take on the other competitions.

Their new notchback will be based on their upcoming Beat hatchback, and just every other car of its segment this too will be a sub-4 metre offering and thus will reap the excise benefits, which will also help them to price it aggressively. Just like the hatchback, the notchback too will be based on the M300 platform.

As far as its styling is concerned, just like any other compact sedan the Beat sedan too will take most of its styling inspiration from the soon to be launched new generation Beat hatchback. Almost every component of the notchback will be shared with the Beat hatchback including the drivetrain. You can expect the soon to be launched Beat hatchback will be launched in the Indian market with the 1.0-litre, three cylinder petrol unit which has been tuned for better fuel efficiency. There might also be a fair chance of an automatic transmission paired with the new engines as well because more and more people are getting inclined towards an automatic transmission nowadays.

Expect the new Chevrolet Beat compact sedan to be launched in the Indian market in 2017, and it will compete with the likes of the soon to be launched Ford Figo Aspre, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Hyundai Xcent .

Source: Zigwheels
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American automobile manufacturer General Motors announced their plan to invest $1 billion in Indian market, which is a part of their global growth strategy. General Motors is keen to double their market share in India by the year 2020, and to that they are all set to invest huge amount of money in India which is part of their plan of global investment amount of $5 billion, with this investment plan General Motors will be able to create approximately 12, 000 jobs directly and indirectly in Indian automobile market at large.

In a huge plan, which includes this investment project, General Motors are all set to bring 10 new vehicles in India in next 5 years, starting with Chevrolet Trailblazer which is set to be launched in coming October, followed by the Spin MPV which will hit the market in early 2017.

They are also planning to make India their global export hub, which means the American auto manufacturer will see a better profit margin due to the low costing of this country, and in this plan the Telegaon manufacturing plant is all set to be stronger and it will be their export hub, although General Motors Halol facility is expected to cease production in the second half of 2016. In her second visit to India in last 12 months General Motors CEO, Mary Barra unveiled their plan for Indian market as well as she met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell him about GMs plan.

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American automobile manufacturer Chevrolet is recalling 1,55,000 vehicles in India in a call to fix the wiring problems of remote keyless entry accessory. This is going to be the largest such exercise in the country till date from the company. Earlier Chevrolet recalled 1,14,000 Tavera, the popular MUV in 2013, to fix the issues of emission standards and other regulatory specifications. This time also they took such a drive to show the business goodwill.

In the recall drive started from Monday, Chevrolet is recalling 1,55,000 units of the hatchbacks Beat and Spark and multipurpose vehicle Enjoy, which were all manufactured in between the year 2007 and 2014. As we know, these all Chevrolet cars are equipped with a gadget which allows the owners open their cars without traditionally mechanical key. Although this remote entry device meets all relevant regulatory standards, but a few objections came in public where the Spark, Beat and Enjoy were detected with faulty accessories, which prompted the auto manufacturer to recall vehicles in such a large number throughout the country. According to the manufacturer, these faults are results of a potential wiring defect which are making the malfunction and locking the customers outside the car. In such a case of malfunction of the remote entry device, customers have to take their car to their Chevrolet dealers, informed the company.

Source: Reuters
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Chevrolet launched an updated Enjoy MPV in India with prices starting at INR. 6.24 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi). The updated Enjoy gets few cosmetic upgrades to its exterior whole the interior too have been tweaked but it has not received any mechanical upgrades under its hood.

Let’s start talking about the changes that you will notice on the exterior of this updated MPV, honestly it took us quite some time to actually spot the difference with the old Enjoy. The changes includes a fully blacked out B -pillar which helps give the exterior more premium feel while the Enjoy also gets the chrome garnish on top of the rear license plate now which actually comes as a standard feature. The rest of the exterior styling is defined by the signature golden bowtie toward the front, while the three dimensional grille has been also finished in chrome. The leaf styled foglamps and the chrome meshed air dam completes the overall look of the front. Towards the rear the Swoosh styled jewel effect taillamps finishes the overall styling of the MPV.

Chevrolet has also tried to make the interior of this updated MPV more premium as possible and the updated interior now gets new 3 spoke steering wheel with integrated audio control switches apart from that the steering wheel also gets golden Chevrolet bowtie symbol and also some silver accents. The Enjoy also gets new premium leather upholstery and also fair amount of chrome detailing inside the cabin. As far as the safety is concerned the Chevrolet Enjoy top end variant gets equipped with ABS, EBD and dual front airbags for the safety of the passengers.

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The first generation Cruze hit the market back in the year 2008 and since then it has been one important product for Chevrolet because Chevy was able to sell more than 3.5 Million units of the car which speaks of its popularity not only in the US market but global market as well. This car is not only popular in the US market but Indian market as well and since the Cruze has been here since 2009 people are well aware of this particular sedan.

Only recently Chevrolet has taken the wraps off from the second generation Cruze which according to the American Auto manufacturer is lighter, loaded and more fuel efficient than the sedan it replaces. What is even more exciting is the fact that the new generation Cruze looks totally different from its predecessor and if you look at it then you will release that this sedan appears to be more athletic and slim and is also based on GM’s new D2 FWD platform.

Not only has Chevrolet made some serious changes to its exterior but the interior too received some fair bit of change as well including a new infotainment system and roomier interiors. Under the hood the Cruze gets an all new 1.4L turbo engine with direct injection unit which promises to offer an impressive amount of power as well as fuel efficiency at the same time. The new Cruze definitely looks promising and will help give its competitors some tough competition.

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Chevrolet unveiled the all new generation Cruze yesterday and this new Cruze definitely promises to be bigger in space, fuel efficient and more sophisticated sedan compared to its predecessor. The Cruze which also happens to be Chevrolet’s best selling global car also comes equipped with plenty of new technologies including Andriod Auto, Apple Car play and also new active safety features which could save your life during a mishap. Apart from the technology the new sedan is also more spacious while the exterior too is much different than the previous generation car.

When we talk about performance the new 2016 Cruze is actually powered by a new turbo engine while it also was able to shed almost 24 Kilograms which was possible because of the leaner and slimmer architecture. The new Cruze definitely looks sharper and has been built around an all new stronger and lighter body structure which not only takes care of its performance but also its fuel efficiency as well.

Coming to the styling the Cruze definitely has lost some muscle and looks slimmer and in par with its rivals. The front profile gets new projector headlamps along with integrated LED signature lamps. Beside the new headlamps the sedan also gets a completely restyled front grille along with new bumpers. While towards the side profile things definitely looks more aerodynamic and less muscular, apart from the swooping roofline the Cruze also comes with new set of alloy wheels (15 inch for the lower variants while the top end variants gets 17-inch or 18-inch wheels). Towards the rear things look sharper with cuts and creases and new set of taillamps.

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