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GM India organised a vehicle checkup and service camp as part of Chevrolet ’You First’, an after sales service initiative. The camp was held during April 11-13th at all authorized Chevrolet workshop across India. The program attracted over 35,000 vehicles during the period. As part of the Chevrolet ’You First’ program, customers could get their cars checked thoroughly based on a 51-point vehicle checkup chart laid out by GM India.

As far as vehicle maintenance is concerned, the program also included free top-up of fluids and lubricants, coupons for discounted spare parts of up to 5 percent, 10 percent discount on labor cost and 25 percent discount on car care products was offered. GM India also took care of exterior wash, vacuum and tire dressing and glass cleaning before the cars were handed over to their customers.

The main reason for such camps being organized by car makers is not just to keep customers happy with the brand by offering cheap and sometimes free-of-cost service, but to also generate new sales leads.

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Chevrolet is all set to launch the 2015 Cruze at the New York International Auto Show. The sedan received new styling revisions, improved interior and some new connectivity features to cater to the modern tech-savvy generation. A few days back we had published images of what seemed like the next generation Cruze , however the 2015 model was not to be a revolutionary change and instead Chevrolet gave it a mild facelift.

The exterior styling gets a fresh dose of chrome along the grille and a revised front bumper. The new Cruze also incorporates intuitive controls, voice operated features along with Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

“We’ve simply made a great, versatile car even better,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of passenger car and crossover marketing. “Chevrolet continues to design, build and sell the most compelling small cars in its history and the 2015 Cruze offers more of the features, connectivity and efficiency that are important to today’s customers.”

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze borrowed design cues from the Impala and the Malibu to transform itself into a more mature looking mid-size sedan. LED daytime running lights are available on high-end variants while the traditional swept-back headlamp graphic has also been retained, but now the car even has a sportier look to it. Chevrolet has added two new variants to the Cruze line up. The Cruze Eco is claimed to deliver 42 mpg on the highway while the Cruze diesel with a 151 horsepower engine returns 46 mpg.

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The Chevrolet Cruze heads GM’s premium mid-size segment in India. A replacement for the current generation Cruze will make its global debut next year and will also be available in India.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been spotted a few times undergoing pre-production tests and sporting heavy camouflage. For the first time since the prototypes were spotted, a completely undisguised Chevrolet which could be the next Cruze has been snapped.

If this is really the next generation Cruze, I think we got one properly good looking sedan here. The front end has been redesigned completely with new bumpers. headlights and grille. The bumper now features a much larger grille surface with LED daytime running lights on either side. The head lamp graphics have been changed resulting in a meaner and focused look.

This particular car had projector headlights as well. Like the current Cruze, the new model retains the bold shoulder line. The rear end reminds me of the Hyundai Elantra which is already on sale here in India. The wraparound tail lamp graphic with horizontal reflecting surfaces give a sense of width.

The interior has been reworked as well. The steering wheel looks sleeker, sporty and is a three-spoke unit. Chrome has been used sparingly to create a plush cabin. Under the bonnet, the Cruze will continue to use the 2.0-liter diesel unit putting out 166 PS and 380 Nm of torque. The current Cruze uses a 6-speed manual or can also be ordered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Back in the month of October of 2013, Chevrolet launched the facelift Cruze in a bid to generate some interest in the product ahead of the new year. GM gave the Chevrolet Cruze a slight makeover with nothing more than just aesthetic changes.

Now, GM has launched yet another facelift, however this time the changes are not as noticeable as before. Earlier, the Cruze was given a redesigned front bumper and grille. The reshaped bumper also housed a set of fog lamps. The old 15 inch runners were replaced with stylish new 16-inch wheels.

With that said, under the hood not much has changed since then. On the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, GM has added a set of integrated turn signals on the ORVMs and that’s about it. As an attempt to promote the Cruze as good value, GM also threw in a set of safety airbags last time around.

Powering the car is a very potent 2.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 165 horsepower and is mated to either a manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices for the updated Cruze start at INR 13.7 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

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Until now, the Indian automotive market had been dominated by the small car. Now, as a new segment emerges in this vibrant market place, car makers are gearing up for the rise of the compact crossover. Ford already has the EcoSport on sale here in India, while Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki are still working on similar products.

Chevrolet had a strong presence at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and among the cars on display was this little concept. The Chevrolet Chevrolet Adra Concept is GM’s answer to the Ford EcoSport. Also, this concept has been designed and developed in India at GM’s Technical Center based out of Bangalore.

Chevrolet has refrained from telling us more about the internals and underpinnings of Adra Concept. That said, we place our bets on the new 1.0-liter EcoTec engine to find its way into the engine bay of the Adra Concept. This turbo-charged three-cylinder petrol engine is based on the same principle as Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost which is available on the EcoSport. We could also expect a diesel powerplant to be available on the Adra at launch.

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General Motors India announced the limited edition Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback today. Both these limited edition sedan and hatchback comes with interesting new styling features and limited edition badges.

The Chevrolet Sail hatch limited edition gets new OSVRM with blinkers, stylish roof rails, and illuminated sill plates to add the extra zing to its exterior styling. On its interior it gets limited edition seat covers, steering wheel cover; cushion Pillows and floor carpet mats. On the other hand the Sail sedan which has been built on the same platform gets a limited edition decals, illuminated sill plates, chrome tail garnish and reverse parking sensors. Whereas in the inside it gets specially designed limited edition seat covers, steering wheel cover, cushion pillows and stylish Carpet mats just like the ones you will find in the special edition Sail hatch. Lastly as mentioned earlier both the limited edition cars gets limited edition badges in its exterior which makes this car really special.

Like every other Indian special edition cars the changes are limited only to the cosmetics and thus the engine under the hood remains completely untouched, but for your information both the Sail hatch and the sedan has the option of both diesel and petrol engine. The 1.3-Litre SDE SMARTECH common rail diesel engine generates 78 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and 205 NM of torque at 1750 rpm, it also returns an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 22.1 km to a litre. The 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol engine on the other hand generates 86 PS of power at 6000 rpm and 113 NM of torque at 5000 rpm; it returns a claimed mileage of 18.2 km to a litre of fuel.

The Limited edition Sail hatch has been priced between Rs. 4.21 lakh and Rs 6.54 lakh while the Chevrolet Sail Sedan’s Limited Edition is priced between Rs 5.07 lakh and Rs 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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In the age of low carbon emissions, downsizing for better fuel economy, there are few engine makers who just can’t give up on performance. Getting a bucket full of horsepower from an engine wasn’t that difficult, until now. Small, fast hatchbacks that used anywhere between 1.6-liter- 2.0-liter engine have had to downsize further to improve fuel economy.

A breakthrough came in the form of Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Now, General Motors has launched their version of Ford’s EcoBoost . GM like to call it "ECOTEC". Based on a similar principle the 1.0-liter ECOTEC will make its debut on a European hatchback.

The Opel Adam will be the first car to receive this new turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.0-liter ECOTEC in question uses "state-of-the-art" technology to deliver the optimum balance between performance and economy. The 3-cylinder engine uses direct fuel injection and a turbocharger.

This setup ensures increased low-end torque and power characteristics of a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine. CO2 emissions are reduced by 99 g/km, thus making it cleaner than a larger capacity engine. The 1.0-liter ECOTEC will come in two states of tune. The base will have 90 horsepower while the higher spec will deliver 115 horsepower and 166 Nm from as low as 1800 rpm.

The 90 horsepower version is claimed to deliver a mileage of 4.3 liter per 100 km which translates to 23.25 km per liter. The improved fuel efficiency is a combined result of direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, weight-saving all-aluminum construction and a switchable water pump.

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Chevrolet has launched limited edition versions of their Sail U-VA hatchback and the Sail sedan. This comes in the wake of the recent excise duty cut on cars and bikes. The limited edition versions are fitted with additional accessories as well as a few "Limited Edition" badges.

Most of the equipment provided is aesthetic and includes special decals, seat covers, pillows, door sill illumination, chrome garnish on boot lid and wing mirrors with blinkers. The Sail sedan also gets parking sensors which is quite handy, while the Sail U-VA comes equipped with roof rails.

The Sail U-VA limited edition is priced at INR 4.47 lakh while the sedan costs INR 5.23 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

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Source: Autocar
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Chevrolet had the new Trailblazer SUV on display at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. It is one GM product, the introduction of which could send ripples through the INR 20 lakh-plus SUV segment.

It is this area where Toyota has excelled with their Fortuner and has been the segment leader for quite some time now. Other car makers like Ford, Renault and Honda have tried their luck at gaining momentum over the Fortuner . Sadly, none could succeed for numerous reasons.

Here is a TVC of the Chevy Trailblazer from Thailand where it is currently on sale for over INR 20.50 lakh (approximate value)

The Chevrolet Trailblazer was spotted in Gurgaon sometime back. Unfortunately, we could grab a picture of the SUV. Having said that, it does seem ready to take on the Toyota Fortuner.

The Trailblazer uses a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that sends power to all four wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. The SUV uses a rigid ladder frame that can endure the worst road surfaces our planet has to offer.

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Chevrolet has launched a "limited edition" version of the Enjoy MPV. The Enjoy which was officially launched last year, is now available at a special price of INR 5.33 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

To commemorate 14,000 units of the Enjoy MPVs sold, customers can now have their "Limited Edition" Enjoy fitted with INR 14,000 worth of accessories. The list of accessories includes chrome garnishes around the license plate and tail lamp cluster.

Inside, faux-wood trim on the dashboard and beige interior improve the ambience of the cabin. Other enhancements include exterior graphics, roof rails and wing mirrors with integrated turn signals which will offered free of cost.

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Source: Autocar

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