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13 May 2010: General Motors has launched the CNG version of its popular mid-sized sedan Chevrolet Aveo in the Indian auto market. The all new Chevrolet Aveo CNG, a bi-fuel sedan is equipped with a full size petrol tank. In the normal condition, Chevrolet Aveo CNG is a BS IV vehicle and it can run 180 to 200 kms by a full tank of CNG.
Worlds largest auto manufacturer, General Motors has launched Chevrolet Aveo in Indian auto market in mid-sized sedan segment. Chevrolet Aveo is available in Indian market only with petrol engine engine options but it is available with two different capacity engines. Chevrolet Aveo provides complete statement of reliability and efficiency. Safety features like tailor welded blanks, high- strength steel structure, B-pillar, height adjustable safety belt anchors, rear child safety door locks, front safety belt pretensioners etc really confirm the security of the passenger. Chevrolet Aveo is a stylish sedan model and after the launch it compete with other sedans of this segment like Maruti Swift Dzire, Fiat Linea, Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta.
The design and styling of the Indian Chevrolet Aveo is based on the Daewoo Kalos. The most impressive thing about current GM cars seem to be the profile, like the Optra, the Vectra and so on; the Aveo is no exception, the profile is amongst the most pleasing I have come across thanks to the sloping roof and a well integrated C pillar. The Air conditioning on this car is top notch and one thing is especially noticed was the noise insulation; it almost cuts out the rest of the world as soon as you push all those windows up. The mirrors fold both ways, could come in handy if you are bit poor at reversing. Internal electric adjust is available in the top end model; but electric retract still isn't.
Chevrolet Aveo is available with two different capacities petrol engine that delivers different level of engine performance, power and fuel efficiency. The first engine option is a 1.4L, 1399cc 16 valve, 4-Cylinder In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system that produces 94PS of maximum power and 128Nm of maximum torque. Second one is the 1.6L, 1598cc, 16 Valve, 4-Cylinder, In-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system and with five speed manual transmission gearbox and it delivers 102PS of maximum power with 149Nm of maximum torque. Two variants of Chevrolet Aveo are powered by this high performance engine.
The VGIS system which stands for Variable Geometry Intake System makes clever variations to the intake manifold length and geometry to make sure that the engine has optimum intake and exhaust back-pressure, this makes the Chevrolet Aveo torquey, very torquey. The gearbox we found was of slightly long throw, but the gear ratios have been designed to give ease of drivability both during city runs and on the highway. The major flaw of this gearbox though is in the way it shifts, sometimes the changes are rather notchy, something GM could really work on to make this car that much more desirable.
Chevrolet Aveo is an stylish sedan model that offers attractive front, side and rear exterior appearance. Its aggressive chrome finished front grille, sporty headlamps, body colored bumpers makes its front appearance very aggressive. Its body colored grip type outside door handles, full wheel covers, body colored ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) makes the side view of car very stylish. Rear spoiler, large tail-lamps, chrome finished trunk-lid garnish makes the rear view of Chevrolet Aveo also much attractive.
The dimensions of the Chevrolet Aveo are - its length is 4,310mm, width is 1,710mm, its height is 1,505mm and the wheelbase of Ford Fiesta is 2,480mm with the turning radius of 5.03 meters.
Chevrolet Aveo is a five seater stylish sedan model and it is packed with number of exciting interior and exterior features that makes the exterior as well as interior appearance of this car very stylish. Chevrolet Aveo carries very attractive and impressive dual tone interiors. Its dual tone stylish dashboard which is packed with highly advanced third generation instrument cluster which is placed for easy access. Some of its exciting interior features are Dual Tone Beige Interiors, Sporty Instrument Cluster with Chrome Surrounds, Chrome Parking Brake Button , Leather Upholstery, Leather Door Trim Insert, Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Knob, Inside Door Chrome Handles, Interior Embellishments on Dashboard and Doors, Chrome ring on AC vents, etc.
General Motors add number of exciting newer generation interior features in Chevrolet Aveo that makes it much comfortable and luxurious sedan in its segment. It offers ultra-spacious passenger cabin with generous head-room and leg room. Chevrolet Aveo is packed with height adjustable driver seat, tilt-able power steering, steering mounted audio control and keys of instrument panel which is placed for easy access offers much comfortable driving experience with this car. Some of the the exciting features which are available with Chevrolet Aveo are Air Conditioning, Leather Upholstery, Advanced Audio System with Speakers, Remote Boot Release, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Tilt Steering, Engine Check Lamp, Battery Saver, Cigarette Lighter, Front Ashtray, Seat Back Shopping Hooks, Boot Lamp, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Rear Armrest with Cup Holders, Low Fuel Warning Lamp, Integrated Headrests on Rear Seats, Illuminated Key Cylinder, Internally Adjustable ORVM, etc.
Chevrolet Aveo is an ultra spacious sedan from inside and it offers enough headroom of 965mm/875mm (Front/Rear), maximum front leg room of 1210mm and maximum rear knee room of 880mm with the shoulder room of 1340mm which are enough even for the six feet tall person. The luggage room capacity of Chevrolet Aveo is 400 liters that can carry sufficient luggage in it.
As we already discussed that Chevrolet Aveo is available with two different capacity engines that delivers different level of engine power, performance and acceleration. It is available with a 1.4L and a more powerful 1.6L petrol engines with manual transmission that delivers better power and pick-up in comparison to other cars of this segment. First one is the 1.4L, 1399cc 16 valve, 4-Cylinder In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system and with five speed manual transmission gearbox that produces 94PS of maximum power at 6200rpm with 128Nm of maximum torque at 3500rpm that results good acceleration so that these variants of Chevrolet Aveo can cross the 100kmph mark in 13.42 seconds and it can achieve the top speed mark of 175kmph. Second engine option for Chevrolet Aveo is a 1.6L, 1598cc, 16 Valve, 4-Cylinder, In-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system and with five speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers more power and better engine performance that results excellent acceleration so that it can break the barrier of 100kmph in just 12.43 seconds and it can achieve the top speed mark of 185kmph.
As we already mentioned that Chevrolet Aveo is available with two different capacity engines that delivers different level of engine power, performance and acceleration. Chevrolet Aveo is available with a 1.4L petrol engine and a higher capacity 1.6L petrol engines. Both of these engine are available with manual transmission gearboxes and it delivers better power and pick-up in comparison to other cars of this segment. First one is the 1.4L, 1399cc, In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system that can produce 94PS of maximum power at 6200rpm with 128Nm of maximum torque at 3500rpm and delivers good engine performance and acceleration. Second engine option for Chevrolet Aveo is a 1.6L, 1598cc, In-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system that can produce 102PS of maximum power at 5800rpm with 149Nm of maximum torque at 4000rpm and delivers more power and better engine performance in comparison to previous variant.
Chevrolet Aveo is available with two different capacity engine options that delivers different level of engine performance and mileage. Chevrolet Aveo is available with a 1.4L and a 1.6L petrol engine – its 1.4L, 1399cc 16 valve, 4-Cylinder In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system which enhances the fuel efficiency of this car so that it delivers mileage 10.2kmpl in city while on highway it delivers 14.9kmpl. On the other hand its more powerful engine a 1.6L, 1598cc, 16 Valve, 4-Cylinder, In-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system delivers more power but bit lower fuel efficiency. This variant of Chevrolet Aveo delivers mileage 9.8kmpl in urban traffic while on highway it gives mileage 14.4kmpl.
Chevrolet Aveo is available only with petrol engine option but with two different powered engine that offers different level of power and engine performance. First one is the 1.4L, 1399cc 16 valve, 4-Cylinder In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system that delivers enough power for this segment car. This engine produces 94PS of maximum power at 6200rpm with 128Nm of maximum torque at 3500rpm. Second engine option for Chevrolet Aveo is a 1.6L, 1598cc, 16 Valve, 4-Cylinder, In-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system. This engine is more powerful than the previous one and it delivers 102PS of maximum power at 5800rpm with 149Nm of maximum torque at 4000rpm.
Chevrolet Aveo is available with advanced Audio System with six speakers and with Aux in support so that you can connect your devices like mobile phone, iPod, pen-drive in it.
Chevrolet Aveo is equipped with an effective and powerful air conditioning system with heater that offers the convenient atmosphere to passengers.
The front wheels of Chevrolet Aveo are packed with the large ventilated disc brakes while rear wheels of this car are packed with the self adjustable drum brakes. The larger diameter front ventilated disc brakes of Chevrolet Aveo which is assist by ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD that de-accelerate car quickly with the guarantee that car will never skid out of control and enhances safety in case of hard braking.
Chevrolet Aveo is packed with number of advanced safety features that ensures that driver and other passengers are safe in it. Its tilt-able power steering and ABS (Antilock Brake System) enhances the handling capacity of this car and enhances safety. Some of the safety features of Chevrolet Aveo are ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Front Disc Brakes, Anti-Theft engine immobilizer, Child Lock, Central Locking, Seat-belts, Seat Belt Remider, Door Ajar Warning, etc.
As for the wheels, the Chevrolet Aveo is available with both Alloy and Steel wheels option. Both of these wheels are available with the size of 14”. Its 14", 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels adds more sporty and stylish look to its exterior. The Chevrolet Aveo comes with the puncture resistant tubeless tyres with the size of 185/65R 14 so that you can enjoy stress free driving even at the off-road conditions.
Very stylish, Good quality interior, More spacious, Good fuel economy.
Pick up not good with A/C, Notchy gears, No leather seat.
The strike by labors at the Halol Plant of the renowned auto manufacturing company General Motors continued for the 47th day, according the reports as the result of this strike last 46 days have cost the loss of 2500 units to the General Motors. The reports also reveal that within fourteen months the workers have again went on strike, fourteen months back also workers went on strike but as still nothing had been done by the General Motors to implement the agreed conditions workers again decided to go back for the strike.
The Indian auto industry was abuzz wit the news of Chevrolet replacing Chevrolet Aveo twins with Chevrolet Sonic. Now it is learnt that Chevrolet India will be selling Chevrolet Sail in India instead of Chevrolet Sonic as announced earlier. According to the company’s sources, Chevrolet Sail will be available in two variants, Chevrolet Sail Hatchback and Chevrolet Notchback.
The Indian auto market is growing at a rate of 30 per cent and with an increasing demand for cars the auto mobile companies which are already established are investing in engine unit by building there own set up rather than coming with a local channel. However, few auto companies who are working in a larger set up plan to take the advantage of it. As per a close source, General Motors India who owns a manufacturing unit in Talegaon near Pune is all set to sell small capacity powertrain manufactured from the Maharashtra unit to companies who wish to have a sourcing pact from it.