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Old 6th December 2006, 11:05   #16
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Aveo u-va's rolled out too..
The Hindu Business Line : GM rolls out Chevrolet Aveo U-Va
Just a 1.2 for now. Priced between 4 to 5 lakhs.
Typical GM offering. *Expensive*, comfortable, average performance.

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Old 6th December 2006, 11:26   #17
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Now I dont know what gm is thinking here,the 1.2 litre engine to compete with the 1.3 swift, here are some tech specs:

U-Va == 1150cc
Swift == 1298cc

U-Va == 72bhp@5400rpm
Swift == 87bhp@6000rpm

U-Va == 104Nm@4400rpm
Swift == 113Nm@4500rpm
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A 1.2 ltr engine benefits from tax sops I guess. Still, GM has totally ruined Aveo's pricing . It's only a matter of time before it becomes the next Corsa.
These foreign manufacturers should stay away from the small car market, or atleast partner an Indian manufacturer. Fiat may have actually done a smart thing, by partnering Tata.
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A 1.2 ltr engine benefits from tax sops I guess. Still, GM has totally ruined Aveo's pricing . It's only a matter of time before it becomes the next Corsa.
Let car hit street. Let auto magazines test drive car before we make judgment.
Hatchbacks are mainly aimed at city driving where high power doesn't have that much importance but ease of drive matters.
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Old 6th December 2006, 12:48   #20
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Hatchbacks are mainly aimed at city driving where high power doesn't have that much importance but ease of drive matters.
I think its a valid point ..
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, could just vaguely make out "Aveo" on one's back. But both were hatchbacks. .
hey, I saw an Aveo hatch in Bangalore too a couple of days ago..... cant recall where, but I clearly remember thinking 'a hatchback from Aveo!'......

I liked the look.
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guys check out this link
Chevrolet

its a prelaunch euipment and price check where you can equip your aveo and see the estimated price of all the models.
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Let car hit street. Let auto magazines test drive car before we make judgment.
Hatchbacks are mainly aimed at city driving where high power doesn't have that much importance but ease of drive matters.
Ease of driving means a good turque at low revs... Right??? But, the figures dont justify that either... Don't know what GM is considering to do, pricing it between 4L and 5L

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U-Va == 104Nm@4400rpm
Swift == 113Nm@4500rpm
BUT...

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The President and Managing Director, Mr Rajeev Chaba, said that the company plans to launch the second, cheaper mini-car in the second quarter of 2007.
Looking forward to the Spark...
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They are thinking of providing FE and space which swift lacks
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Now I dont know what gm is thinking here,the 1.2 litre engine to compete with the 1.3 swift, here are some tech specs:

U-Va == 1150cc
Swift == 1298cc

U-Va == 72bhp@5400rpm
Swift == 87bhp@6000rpm

U-Va == 104Nm@4400rpm
Swift == 113Nm@4500rpm
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Damn in India its sold against the Swift & in Canada its being sold as Swift+
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Aveo U-VA launched: GM launches Chevrolet Aveo U-VA-Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

3 variants @ Rs 3.99L, Rs 4.39L & Rs 4.79L.
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top-end varient at 4.79L ex-showroom more than fully loaded Palio 1.6 Sport at 4.65L ex-showroom ?
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Pricing is pretty good I think.
LT at 4.65 ex-bangalore looks quite attractive. It comes with 185/60 R14 Alloy Wheels, fog lamps and body coloured everything, ground clearance is 188mm and the boot isnt too bad at all at 220L!
But the only downside (from my initial take) is the 8V SOHC 1150cc engine.

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the base model is to be 3.99L ex-showroom
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Hi all

Todays paper carries an article saying that the UVA is finally released. Can anyone confirm if this is true and if so any early reports from the chevy showrooms?

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