Chevrolet Cars In India

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Last Updated: 2015-04-15

Chevrolet has 55 cars models available in India out of which 19 are hatchbacks, 11 are sedans, 2 are SUVs and 23 are MUVs/MPVs. Chevrolet has total of 21 petrol cars and 34 diesel cars. There are 2 automatic cars and 53 manual transmission cars to select from. Spark is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 3,70,572/- and the most expensive model is Captiva with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 26,37,772/-. Sail is the latest car by Chevrolet launched on 2014-09-28 and priced at Rs. 5,77,240/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on Sail. Adra, Sonic and Camaro are some of the upcoming Chevrolet cars in 2015. Popular Chevrolet cars in Apr-2015 are Beat, Captiva and Cruze. Find details on 147 Chevrolet new car dealers across India.

History

General Motors India Private Limited is doing business in the Indian market in partnership with SAIC. GM has 93 per cent stake in the partnership and the remaining 7 per cent is held by SAIC. General Motors is selling products in the country under Chevrolet badge. The company began doing business in our market in 1928, assembling Chevrolet cars, buses and trucks. However, the assembly operations were ceased in 1954. Then GM entered in partnership with Hindustan Motors to develop Bedfor trucks, Vauxhall cars, off-road equipment and Allision Transmissions.

In 1994, GM India formed a joint venture with Hindustan Motors to produce and sell Opel vehicles. GM bought out all the stakes of Hindustan Motors in 1999 and continued to produce Opel cars at the Halol facility until 2003. Thereafter, the company started manufacturing Chevrolet vehicles. GMIPL opened its technical center in Bangalore, which works on research and development and vehicle engineering activities. The manufacturer started working on second vehicle assembly plant in Talegaon in 2006, which produces Chevrolet vehicles.

Indian Operations and Executive Managements

General Motors appointed Arvind Saxena as the new President & Managing Director for GM India. Previously worked with Volkswagen Group Sales India, Mr. Saxena is responsible for Indian operations. He came as a replacement of Lowell Paddock, which is now Vice President, Planning & Programme Management for GM's International Operations.

General Motors was the first automobile manufacturer to open an assembly unit in the country. The company started production in 1928 with the National Series AB Touring. Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited started operating vehicle manufacturing plants in Halol, Gujarat and Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra. The manufacturer's headquarters are situated in Halol and Gurgaon, and it has a large technical center in Bangalore. Both production unit in Halol and Talegaon Dabhade have a combined production capacity of 3,85,000 vehicles annually.

Product & Services

General Motors India has a large dealership network spread across the country. The company has 248 Sales Points and 270 Service Outlets across all the major cities and semi-urban areas in India. Its dealership offers 3S facilities (sales, service and spares) to cater to the needs of the customers. General Motors India is also selling parts and services to independent vehicle maintenance providers under AC Delco brand.

Environmental Initiatives

General Motors India is yet to launch the CNG, electric and hybrid Chevrolet cars in the country. However, the company is working on improving efficiency and offering lower emission engines to consumers.

Founder & First car

Chevrolet Motors was founded by Louis Chevrolet and Ousted GM founder William C. Durant on November 8, 1911. Chevrolet was acquired by General Motors in 1917. The first Chevy, the costly Series C Classis Six design was drawn by Etienne Planche with the help of his old friend Louis. The first C prototype was built before Chevrolet was incorporated.

China became Chevrolet's third largest car market, and then the company planned to further expand its footprints in other Asian markets. The company entered India with the introduction of Optra in 2003. Chevrolet later introduced the Tavera MPV, which has received an overwhelming response form Indian consumers.

USP

Fuel efficient Chevrolet cars including Beat hatchback and Sail twins are popular among budget conscious buyers. Whereas, the Cruze and Captiva are very popular among premium car buyers in India. The company is locally manufacturing its vehicles, which help it keep their prices competitive in the market. Due to use of high level of local components, the maintenance cost of Chevrolet car models are on lower side. Though almost all the Chevrolet cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Chevrolet Cars are - Sail, Beat and Cruze.

Resale Value

The resale value of Chevrolet cars in the country is pretty decent. The reason behind good value for used Chevy’s is low maintenance cost, fuel efficiency and easy availability of spare parts. The resale value of its fuel efficient cars including Beat and Cruze are good in the market.

Competition

Chevrolet is currently struggle to increase its market share, and the maker is planning to launch series of new cars in the market to remain stable in the highly competitive market. The closest competitors to Chevrolet in India are Ford, Renault, Fiat and Nissan.

Chevrolet Car Models

Chevrolet Beat
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Rs. 4.41 - Rs. 6.59 lakhs
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Chevrolet Beat

The Chevrolet Beat, launched in 2009, received its first facelift in 2014 with minor exterior and interior changes. The Beat is one of the most popular Chevrolet cars in India, which is known as the Spark in international markets. The new model looks similar to its predecessor, though, it gets dual port chrome grille, modified bumpers, new headlamps, fog lamps with chrome lined contrasting black surround and few more changes. The interior, too, doesn’t receive any significant updates, except for dashboard with silver inserts, steering mounted audio controls and manually adjustable air conditioning.

Chevrolet Captiva
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Rs. 26.38 - Rs. 28.72 lakhs
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Chevrolet Captiva

The new Captiva appeals with its more aggressive and sporty styling. Its interior is carried forward from its predecessor. But, focusing on its comfort and ease level, GM offers some new features such as new fabric seats, dual zone climate system, ambient lighting package and few more. The leather-wrapped seats are comfortable, but third row seats are restricted with space. Powered with 2.2 VCDi diesel unit, it delivers an impressive power and torque output. However, the fuel economy is mediocre. Its manual variant (MT, 2WD) is more frugal than the automatic (AT AWD) version. The ride quality and performance are impressive. General Motors has made significant alterations to the new Captiva.

Chevrolet Cruze
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4.44 from 135 submission(s)
Rs. 14.96 - Rs. 17.68 lakhs
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Chevrolet Cruze

The Cruze has always been the most powerful car in its class, and now its mid-life facelift taken this story a step further. Powered with a new 2.0, in-line, VCDi diesel engine, the new Cruze is significantly (11 percent) more powerful than its predecessor. This powertrain is tweaked to deliver better fuel efficiency and performance. The cutting-edge technologies and equipments make it more user-friendly and easy to drive. Exterior styling and design remain same, except some minor changes. Even, its interior looks very familiar. The new Cruze is a perfect pick for the car enthusiast.

Chevrolet Enjoy
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3.62 from 127 submission(s)
Rs. 6.41 - Rs. 9.06 lakhs
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Chevrolet Enjoy

The Chevrolet Enjoy is the latest Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) offering by General Motors India. It can seat 7-8 passengers comfortably and is available in both diesel and petrol variants. Engines have been mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The top variant of Chevrolet Enjoy boasts of top draw security features, such as ABS with EBD and dual airbags.

Chevrolet Sail
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3.52 from 233 submission(s)
Rs. 5.77 - Rs. 8.45 lakhs
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Chevrolet Sail

Launched in 2013, the Chevrolet Sail sedan replaced the ageing Aveo in India. The saloon received positive feedback initially, but its sale started dropping due to rising competition in the segment. With an aim to boost its sales, General Motors introduced the facelift model in 2014 with minor exterior and interior updates. However, there were no changes made to both the engines - 84.8bhp, 1.2-litre petrol and 76.9bhp, 1.3-litre diesel.

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback
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Rs. 4.9 - Rs. 7.54 lakhs
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Chevrolet Sail Hatchback

The Chevrolet Sail U-VA is value for money. It offers an ample cabin space, powerful engine brilliant ride quality and performance. However, the conventional styling might be a deal breaker. In terms of comfort and features, its interior has much to offer. Both the petrol and diesel engine are frugal, efficient and highly performing. The driving dynamics is excellent. General Motors played well with the pricing, and introduced the Sail U VA within price range of Rs. 4.21 lakh – Rs. 6.54 lakh. Additionally, the three years maintenance program is served as butter on the bread.

Chevrolet Spark
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3.82 from 158 submission(s)
Rs. 3.79 - Rs. 4.39 lakhs
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Chevrolet Spark

The new Chevrolet Spark is an ideal urban car. Having new sporty avatar, it certainly appeals the young buyers. It’s very comfortable and spacious to sit in. Engine performance is punchy, and ride quality is impressive. However, the braking system could be better. The low cost of maintenance and affordable pricing make it a perfect pick for the tight budget buyers.

Chevrolet Tavera
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3.7 from 191 submission(s)
Rs. 7.58 - Rs. 11.85 lakhs
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Chevrolet Tavera

Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 is the spacious MUV from the house of General Motors. Tavera now carries a robust look, which impresses the MUV lovers of India. The new Tavera is only available in diesel variant in India. Widely used for commercial purpose, the new Tavera is now more stylish and has better interior features. Chevrolet Tavera is now offered with seating arrangements for 7, 8, 9 and 10 persons.

Upcoming Chevrolet Cars in India

Chevrolet Spark Images
The all new Chevrolet Volt from the house of General Motors is a promising new generation hybrid car. Chevrolet has no immediate plans to bring the model to India this year but ...more on Chevrolet Spark
Expected: end 2015, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Volt Images
The all new Chevrolet Volt from the house of General Motors is a promising new generation hybrid car. Chevrolet has no immediate plans to bring the model to India this year but ...more on Chevrolet Volt
Expected: early 2016, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Spark Images
Introduction to Chevrolet Spark 800cc General Motors India, the Indian unit of US based autogiant General Motors, is planning to launch a new 800CC version of its Spark ...more on Chevrolet Spark
Expected: end 2015, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Camaro Images
Introduction to the Chevrolet Camaro The US based leading car maker General Motors is planning to launch the fifth generation of its luxury sports sedan – Chevrolet ...more on Chevrolet Camaro
Expected: Mid 2016, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Orlando Images
Chevrolet, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Company (GM), is one of the most acknowledged car markers across the world. Known as 'Chevy', this automobile ...more on Chevrolet Orlando
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Lumina Images
Chevrolet is one of the noted names in car making industry, which has been in the business for around a century now. The illustrious automaker produces a wide array of ...more on Chevrolet Lumina
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Sonic Images
Chevrolet, a fully owned subsidy of General Motors, is involved in the manufacturing of mini-compact cars. The company has plans to launch its Chevrolet Sonic in the Indian ...more on Chevrolet Sonic
Expected: Early 2017, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Trax Images
Chevrolet Trax from General Motors will be placed in the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which is to be held in the month of September, the ...more on Chevrolet Trax
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Images
Chevrolet Trailblazer, a powerful Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from General Motors (GM), is currently in production at the American manufacturer's Rayong-based production ...more on Chevrolet Trailblazer
Expected: End 2015, 0 comments.
Chevrolet Agile Images
Chevrolet, one of the most successful subsidiaries of General Motors, has been catering to conveyance requirements with their unique automotives for over a century. Chevrolet ...more on Chevrolet Agile
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Chevrolet Adra Images
There was a time when the domestic market had a huge void in the compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. The likes of global auto manufacturers, such as Ford and Renault ...more on Chevrolet Adra
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Chevrolet Spin Images
Post the boom in the hatchback and SUV segment, it is time for the MPV class to rise and shine. Present day MPVs range from budget friendly Datsun Go+ to niche and luxurious ...more on Chevrolet Spin
Expected: End 2015, 0 comments.

Discontinued Chevrolet Models

Chevrolet Aveo

Chevrolet Aveo is a mid-sized sedan offered by General Motors. The car is offered in both petrol and CNG versions, which provides freedom of choice to the buyers. Apart from refined interiors, the sedan provides good fuel economy and excellent performance. Aveo has been conferred with the prestigious J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Award for two years consecutively (2007 and 2008).


Fueltype:CNG,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Aveo Old

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Aveo U VA

Chevrolet Aveo U VA is a stylish hatchback, which is loaded with several comfort features like fog lamp, power windows, and leather steering wheel. This car from General Motors has vibrant external looks, which are very impressive. Dynamic and sporty character of the car is defined by the side profile. Apart from being classy in design, the Aveo U VA is extremely spacious. At the 2007 NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards, the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA was chosen as Small Car of the Year.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Forester

Fueltype:Diesel,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Optra

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Optra Magnum

Chevrolet Optra Magnum, the 5-seater sedan is available in both petrol and diesel variants. Its eye catching exterior and refined interior makes it one of the most refined model of its category. It has spacious interior, which has various comfort elements such as rear arm rest with cup holders, automatic control panel, tilt steering, and height adjustable driver seat. Chevrolet Optra Magnum also won the TNS Voice of the Customer award.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Chevrolet Optra SRV

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual

News for Chevrolet

New Chevrolet Trailblazer launched in Philippines; India launch in 2015
11 April, 2015, 13:55 IST by Aditya Chatterjee  
General Motors has launched the 2015 new Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV in the Philippines market. The 2015 Trailblazer is priced in the range of 1.298 million PHP to 1.788 million PHP (INR 18.12 lakhs...

Comparisons for Chevrolet Cars

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