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Old 6th February 2016, 12:47   #16
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With the announcement from Ford on launching the Mustang, do we expect Chevy to also bring some of its muscle cars into India, atleast for brand building if nothing else?
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I think their shot at success could be to really make the Cruze attractive. Fix things like low seating position, lack of under thigh support of the rear seats; add in all safety features like 6 airbags etc and sell it at a VFM prize with a proper ad campaign. One successful model is what it takes to turn themselves around. They need to do what Renault did with the Duster launch.
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The Chevrolet Essentia looks decently integrated. In my view this is one car which has well made boot. But 2017 could be too late or it would help them to capture the market by that that would have outdated models of Dzire, Amaze, Zest or the Ameo?
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Nothing worse than this stall and that of Toyota's. Both have nothing on offer despite the potential to succeed in this market.
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The way Tata has shown the Kite Sedan and the Chevy with this Essentia Sedan, to me one thing is clear: The market is now moving towards micro compact sedans.
CS that are one step below the regular compact sedans which are 4M length.
What otherwise could explain the fact that Tata bringing out a sedan that is smaller than the already 4M Zest, and the Chevrolet's Essentia built on the Beat platform which is again a B1 hatchback?
If either of these could even bring a small amount of sales, the big players will jump in with their version of sedans extending the B1 hatchbacks.
Funny it may sound, but I only have this question when we are so inclined towards smaller sedans: Is it so important that our luggages sit comfortably, while we are sitting in a cramped space?
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Seems like Camaro and Corvette saved their day for Chevrolet. Other than that Essentia seems to be a decent offering and very much seems to have the smallish dimensions of the Hyundai Xcent compact sedan.

The Spin looks mediocre and most probably replace the Enjoy and still not do well in the market. Looks like GM is running rudderless here without any vision or focus.
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The Chevrolet Stall had immense to flaunt @ the Auto Expo 2016. What is debatable is the number of takers in 2016. Sharing some pictures of my visit :

The Corvette King :

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The Off-Beat BEAT :

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The rest :

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Chevy/GMC have some really neat vehicles in their portfolio which would have slotted right in the Indian market.
I am really surprised they have not cared to showcase any of these!

Instead of those dated Sail twins, why not pitch the European Corsa/Astras. Much better interiors and overall better sellers.

And then there's the MOKKA. With all the Urban Crossovers selling like hotcakes, surprise that Chevy stays away from this segment.

With all those huge bumpers/overhangs, Mokka is just 4278mm long. Does it really need rocket scientists to redesign the bumpers and cut down a little flab.
In addition, it comes with AWD, Onstar, cornering HLs.

Sad to see the bow-tie making such a sad show of itself!
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Spotted the Spin MPV testing near Hebbal flyover today. Wasn't able to click pictures. There were two of them one in grey and white camo and one in blue and white camo
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I spotted a test mule in ITPL campus in Bangalore today. Couldn't take a better snap from a better angle.
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