Chevrolet Aveo CNG Launched in India

Friday 21 May 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

General Motors introduced the new CNG variant of its entry level sedan model Chevrolet Aveo in India. The Aveo CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle (with a full sized petrol tank) billed as one of the most eco friendly cars available there. The factory fitted computer-controlled CNG injection system from Italy includes the injectors, selector switch and modified wiring.

The Chevrolet Aveo CNG is equipped with next-generation computer-controlled CNG injection technology from Italy. Apart from all the components of the CNG kit being factory fitted, the body is reinforced to carry the additional mass of the cylinder. The ECU (Electronic Controller Unit) calculates the opening times of the injectors for each cylinder and acts separately on each gas injector with the highest precision.

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Priced at 6.26 lakh rupees (ex-showroom Delhi), the Aveo CNG is claimed to have running costs that are 54% percent lower than the petrol version and 25% lower than a diesel. Under “normal driving conditions” the Aveo CNG has a range of 180 to 200 km on a full tank of gas. The model comes with three year warranty/ 1,00,000-km standard warranty. It also comes with a service interval of 5,000 km or six months (whichever comes first).

The company stated that the launch is a testament to the importance that GM India attached to green technology and environmentally friendly mobility solutions.