The 2012 Auto Expo at New Delhi has been able to empower us with all the information pertaining to the activities of GM cars in the Indian auto market in the current year. In fact, the global car maker has been able to identify the demands of the Indian auto market and has channelized its activities exactly in the specific direction necessary.
Chevrolet CN-100 MPV:
The Indian auto market is a perfect launching forum for an MPV, priced at the entry-level. This is because of the traditionally large size of Indian families along with the price sensitive nature of the market. The trio of GM China, Wuling and SAIC have combined to offered this till date best offering from the Chinese auto market.
The car has a well established track record. Having already surpassed all records in the Chinese market, the company has decided to bring this car to India. It has been provided with the 1.3L multi-jet engine from Fiat and is going to be produced locally in the country at the Talegaon plant, near Pune, of the manufacturer.
The USP of the CN-100 MPV is going to be the utility factor of this car, which is spacious enough to accommodate seven passengers. However, its last row of seats is foldable provided additional boot space is required. However, the car has been provided with average looks. It is expected that the car is going to be launched in the second half of 2012. GM India definitely needs to get the pricing strategy of this car right so that it can take full advantage of the other inherent advantages the car possesses.
The latest hatchback from General Motors, the Chevrolet, is also credited to the work done by the trio of GM China, Wuling and SAIC. The car has all the salient features that can make it replace the Aveo UVA and Chevrolet Aveo in days to come. In lines with the Chevrolet Beat, the car has been provided with a petrol engine of 1.2L along with the 1.3L Multi-jet engine from Fiat. The car has been provided with charming exteriors. It has also been provided with adequate space in its interiors and also has been equipped with the latest technological features.
The pricing of the Chevrolet Sail is something that everyone is eagerly awaiting; however market pundits expect that the car is going to be priced around Rs.5 Lakh so that it can provide strong competition to the Maruti Swift among other cars.