Being far away from America, Dubai may seem like a strange place for Chevrolet to launch its 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. But using a city whose mantra is quot impossible is just an opinion quot as a launchpad for the most powerful Corvette ever actually feels completely natural once you re here on the ground.
The new compact SUV being worked on by Chevrolet and based on the Chevrolet Adra concept may be called the Gem-B when it is finally launched. The car was first seen at the 2014 Auto Expo and is likely to release in 2018. To be based on the Gamma 2 platform from the company, the car will feature the funky design language from Chevrolet and is likely to come with options of both diesel and petrol engines.
The new platform is one that has been much talked about lately and is being eagerly anticipated by the motor world. The platform is likely to give birth to a compact SUV, which is the Gem-B, a B-segment hatchback is also likely and so is a compact sedan. The hatchback will be a replacement for the Sail once the launched. The company is also likely to launch a car which will take on the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti Suzuki S Cross and the Hyundai Creta. This will be the largest in terms of cars based on this platform.
General Motors is taking the market here in India extremely seriously and has lined up a host of cars for the public. The company has been spending a huge amount in development in the country and will look for their investment to bear fruit in the coming years.
The new full sized seven-seater SUV, the Trailblazer, has been launched by Chevrolet in India and comes at a price tag of Rs.26.40 lakh.
The car is powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel mill that delivers 200bhp in terms of power as well as 500Nm in terms of torque. The SUV comes mated to a six speed automatic transmission and will be available in a single variant with rear wheel drive.
The Trailblazer will be the largest in terms of SUV’s in the segment and has been kept relatively simple in terms of style. This does not mean though, that the car is easy to ignore. The sheer size makes is one of the most noticeable cars and is driven by its own personality.
The variant comes packed with features as well which includes a touch screen music system, automatic AC, cruise control, independent AC vents, rear parking camera as well as a six way adjustable power seat making the driver one of the most comfortable in the car. In terms of safety too, Chevrolet takes things up a notch with ESP, ABS-EBD, hill start, dual front airbags as well as descent control.
The Trailblazer will be taking on the Mitsubishi Pajero and the Toyota Fortuner in the Indian markets and will look to establish itself as one of the leaders in the premium SUV segment. To be imported as a CBU from Thailand, the car is available only on Amazon for the first five days of launch.
The new Trailblazer is going to be launched by Chevrolet in India today. The car is seven-seater SUV and has been quite anticipated for a while now.
Powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, the Trailblazer will be capable of producing 200bhp in terms of power as well as 500Nm in terms of torque. The car will come mated to a six speed automatic transmission with only the rear wheel drive option being available here in India.
In terms of design, the SUV is similar to the Chevrolet design philosophy. The front has a split mesh grille and the car comes with sweptback headlamps that are the edges of the tail bonnet. The raked windscreen as well as the smooth roofline adds to the overall appearance of the car as well. When it comes to the interiors, the Trailblazer has a black dashboard as well as full leather upholstery as well as an LCD display in the centre. Features in addition to this include ABS, dual airbags, hill descent control as well as traction control.
The SUV will be taking on the likes of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe as well as the Ford Endeavour here in the Indian markets. The car will be the flagship for the manufacturer in the segment and will be imported as CBU units from Thailand. Prices are expected to start from Rs.32 lakh.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV is all set to be launched by the company on October 21st. The car is likely to be the largest SUV in its segment and will come at a price of around Rs.27 lakh.
The Trailblazer looks quite similar to the Captiva and comes with a split grille as well as massive bow tie logo. The car looks premium and classy with plenty of chrome as well as projector headlamps.
The Trailblazer is powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which delivers 200bhp in terms of power as well as 500Nm of torque. This is fantastic for those looking to off road. However, the bad news is that it will be initially available only on a rear drive variant which will come with six speed auto transmission.
In terms of interior, the Trailblazer looks stylish with the black and beige look adding to the classiness of the car. Features include an automatic AC, cruise control, music system with Bluetooth, rear parking camera which have sensors as well as six way adjustable seats. Considering that this is the biggest SUV in its class today, the Trailblazer offers great third row seating space as well.
The Trailblazer is to be imported via the CBU route from Thailand and costs will still be kept at a low as a result of the trade agreement between the two countries. Chevrolet will be hoping that this launch will finally mark a success for the brand in the Indian market.
As per the latest rumours and reports, GM is looking to build on the existing line up of cars in the Chevrolet portfolio and will release a minimum of five models by 2017. In addition to this, it is also being rumoured that Chevrolet would introduce a global C-segment sedan that would make its place below the Chevrolet Cruze.
It is also being rumoured that the Indian version of this model would have a turbo petrol unit or even may have a diesel option. GM India has already made it clear that all the future models of the manufacturer would be manufactured at the Talegaon, Maharashtra plant of the company.
As per reports, the model has already been undergoing testing and may be globally unveiled by the end of 2016.
Since India is one of the largest volume markets in this segment, GM is quite likely to launch it with much fanfare here and if launched it would be above the sub four-meter Chevrolet Beat sedan that is likely to go on sale in 2017.
GM has already had an unsuccessful attempt at the C-segment in India. They had released the Optra SRV premium hatchback as well as the Optra sedan in the past and both did miserably in the markets and were axed soon after the initial blitz. However, the brand is likely to learn from these mistakes and it will be interesting to see how this car shapes up for the global market.
First official teaser images of the 2017 Chevrolet Beat is out. The image was revealed during a presentation at the SIAM conference held in New Delhi last week. The new Chevrolet Beat will be launched in 2017 and the company is also working on a compact sedan version of the car based on the standard Beat hatchback.
Features and specification of the new Beat is still in the realm of speculation. But it is more or less certain that the dimensions of the car will remain somewhat unchanged. Features of the new Beat might include things like sloping rake, redesigned headlights, a somewhat rising beltline etc. Underneath, the new Beat may use the same structure that Chevrolet used to build the older one. But as we said, this is all just speculation for now.
On the inside, the new Beat may feature a new infotainment system, possibly General Motor’s MyLink touchscreen Infotainment system and a dual-tone dashboard. As far as the engine is concerned, nothing is known about it yet.
Chevrolet has unveiled its upcoming Tralblazer SUV and Spin MPV in India. The Trailblazer will be launched somewhere around October later this year, while the Spin MPV will be launched sometime early next year. Once launched, the Chevrolet Trailblazer will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Endeavour.
The Trailblazer is based on Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs.25 lakh. The Trailblazer, first showcased in India three years back in 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, is expected to be powered by 2.8-liter diesel engine capable of churning out 200bhp of peak power and 500Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to both a manual and automatic transmission depending on the variant one is buying.
As far as the Spin MPV is concerned, there are rumours that General Motors might just replace the Enjoy with Spin. It will come in both diesel and petrol variants with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Once launched, the Chevrolet Spin will be competing for space against the likes of Renault Lodgy, Honda Mobilio and Maruti Ertiga.
Apart from unveiling these two new cars, General Motors has also announced a 1 billion USD investment in the country to firm up its position in one of world’s largest car market.
With the multipurpose segment growing like never before, the automakers are keen to launch more and more products to get in line with the competition and market demand. So, it won’t come as a surprise if we hear that General Motors just launched its redesigned MPV. That’s right…the automaker introduced the redesigned Chevrolet Enjoy in India that’s priced between Rs. 6.24 lakhs to Rs. 8.79 lakhs. With maximum of 8 seats, the Enjoy offers comfortable ride quality.
Arvind Saxena, Managing Director and President at General Motors India said: “With a host of refreshing new changes including, the new Chevrolet Enjoy is even more upmarket and appealing thereby addressing the dual needs for family travel and business use.”
2015 Chevrolet Enjoy comes standard with 3-spoke steering wheel with silver accents, integrated steering-column-mounted stereo controls, signature golden Chevrolet bowtie, chrome embellishments on AC vents, door handles, parking lever and gear knob; shiny black finish on armrests; New fabric and leatherette upholstery; 3rd row Flexi-Smart seats that can be double folded to get 630 litres of luggage space; 12V power outlet in 3rd row, tilt adjustable steering, power adjustable sideview mirrors, height adjustable driver seat and rear and front power windows.
The exterior of 2015 Chevrolet Enjoy remains the same, except for blacked out B-pillars. The vehicle measures 1750mm tall, 1680mm wide and 4305mm in length. As much as six colors are available for Enjoy; these include red, white, grey, black, silver and beige. The Enjoy is available in three trim levels – LS, LT and LTZ with 7 or 8-seating options.
What engines can I choose from?
Well, the Enjoy is propelled by a diesel 1.3 liter engine that’s good for producing 74.8PS of power with 172.5 newton meters of torque. The 4-cylinder 1.4 liter petrol powerplant pumps out 100.2PS of power with 131 newton meters of torque. Some of the standard safety features include Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, remote locking, speed sensitive auto door lock, central locking, rear wiper with wash, rear window defogger, rear parking assist and dual airbags.
The redesigned Chevrolet Enjoy will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Chevrolet Spark can’t be manufactured in India without the automaker making significant investments is known to all. But did you know that the company will be heavily redesigning the current Beat and make it an all-new vehicle? Here’s some news!!!
The next-generation Chevrolet Beat won’t adopt the M2 platform of international spec-2016 Spark. In terms of equipments and design, the new model will share plenty of parts with 2016 Spark. Just like the Spark’s grownup interior, the automaker doesn’t want Beat to feature it, which means it will have Chevrolet signature 3-spoke steering wheels, revised dashboard, normal analogue-digital instrument cluster, and more. Also, the redesigned Chevrolet Beat would be seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system.
Motivation for the Beat would come from a new three-cylinder 1.2 liter petrol and 1.0 liter diesel engine. The time frame is yet to be announced, nonetheless, reports suggest that General Motors would bring the new Beat to India by 2017. Not to forget, the automaker is also planning to make India its global production hub for compact vehicles. All they need to do is capitalize a better marketing strategy. What do you think?