2 More Models from Chevy 300 Platform


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According to a recent statement from General Motors India, the company will roll out two new models in India based on Chevrolet 300 series platform. The two new models will be launched within next 18 month, one of which will be the mini car Chevrolet Beat and another one will be an entry level sedan model. General Motors India already launched Chevrolet Cruze this week based on the 300 Platform and is clearly set to keep the momentum on.
“Cruze is the first product from our third generation 300-series platform. Although our existing models will continue from the current platforms, all our future products in India will come out from this new platform. We will launch a small car on the Beat concept in January 2010 and another car model on the lines of entry-level Aveo sedan in 18 months.” GM India president and managing director Karl Slym said.
Other products coming from GM India will be based on Cruze platform which is the latest platform from the company. Moreover, all the designs of Chevrolet model will carry latest features to give them trendier and more modern look.
General Motors India is quite hopeful of the Indian market and intends to aggressively build its brand in India. It expects to sell at least 500-600 units of Cruze each month but the initial target succeeding the launch is set for at least 800 per month.

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The 300 Platform from chevy seems quite impressive in design & as well as tech specs!

We really got to test drive this before commenting more!

Expect more detailed test drive of cruze very soon [cheers]
 
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Beat, entry level sedan and Cruze, all three cars are based on Chevy 300 series platform? There should be some error.

@zinam, Looking forward for the review soon.
 
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Compact Beat, Cruze, minivans a priority with GM

General Motors India will launch its light commercial vehicles, popularly called minivans, in the domestic market in the medium future. “The launch of the light commercial vehicles in association with our Chinese partners would happen in the medium term,” says Karl Slym, President & Managing Director.

Company executives say the launch of GM's third compact car, Beat, scheduled for launch in early 2010, is top priority. "Then, we have to gear up for introduction of the petrol automatic version of the Cruze. Later, we would turn our attention to the minivan launch. It's all at the discussion stage," says one GM executive. Which means the roll out of GM's minivans in the domestic market could well be after 2010.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers classifies minivans as multi purpose vehicles (MPVs), in which Maruti Suzuki's Omni & Versa, and TataMotors's Ace Magic, are listed. Slym says his minivans would have to be manufactured in India to be price competitive, and be available in the diesel engine option.

In China, GM (Asia Pacific) manufactures these minivans in a tripartite joint venture with two Chinese companies, Wuling and SAIC. Aided by Chinese government subsidies, GM China sells around 80,000 units of these minivans every month and commands a market share of 43 per cent in the Chinese minivan segment. Popular models are the Wuling N200 and the N 300 series. GM India officials say these are likely to be the models for the domestic market.

"Talk of models, market segmentation are all at the initial stage of discussion. There's nothing that we can comment now. On the issue of whether it will be Chevy or Wuling badged, it's too early to comment," says the GM executive.

Earlier, Jonathan Browning, vice-president, global sales & marketing, of GM said: "The brand is well-suited for the Indian market. It's definitely an opportunity for us to launch these minivans in the country, with product adjustments. Entering the light commercial vehicle market is the most logical step to strengthen our portfolio."



SOURCE: BUSINESS STANDARD/ MSN.IN.COM NEWS
 
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Yes, I read this, Finally some new vans to see in the Versa's segment which is already dead! An image of one of the Van..



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From what I know, besides the New Beat, a face-lift of the Aveo is coming next year, which will be based on the Chevy's 300 platform. And expect a face-lifted model of the U-VA as well on the lines of the current Aveo-5.
 

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From what I know, besides the New Beat, a face-lift of the Aveo is coming next year, which will be based on the Chevy's 300 platform. And expect a face-lifted model of the U-VA as well on the lines of the current Aveo-5.

+ to what you said sohit, its entry level sedan is Aveo and we might see a facelift of its current model, along with new small spark in 800CC segment, also they might come with hatchback with diesel option in future and Diesel engine on its Aveo as well.
 
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If they Release the 800cc (Matiz Engine'd !!) Spark under INR 3 Lakhs,It will Boost their sales much Higher and will be one of the most succesful model in India from GM Chevy !!
 
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