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Old 8th August 2008, 10:17   #16
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This is the latest Chevy Malibu and is quite a stunning design for an utilitarian car. GM should introduce this car in India. This car is based on the European Vectra.

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I still don't like that Grill. I wanted to buy the Optra Magum but they ruined its looks with that grill :(
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Btw, You missed out Chevy Spark which is a Daewoo Matiz!
Thats because this is a 4 year old thread, and Spark was not yet launched.
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Chevy HHR is also a good candidate. It has the retro looks of the 60's & 70's cars. Check this image of LS model. This model is quite spacious and comfortable to drive in.

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What about Chevy Captiva?
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Chevy HHR is also a good candidate. It has the retro looks of the 60's & 70's cars. Check this image of LS model. This model is quite spacious and comfortable to drive in.

Chevrolet | 2008 HHR LS, Panel LS, LT, LTZ, Panel LT, Chevy HHR
Man.. that's awful!! Just my opinion. It's looks a lot like the Chrysler Cruiser PT. Again a car which I think looks AWful. I think Dzire has taken the place meant for awful looking cars.
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GM please bring the "real" Chevrolet to India.
Of the current Indian line-up the Captiva and Aveo are pretty good vehicles IMO.

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Thats because this is a 4 year old thread, and Spark was not yet launched.
Oops! I didn't note that the first post was four years old...

Btw, the Chevy Camaro does look evil! Let's get it to India!

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What about Chevy Captiva?
Its actually Daewoo Winstorm. And retails for 20 lacs.
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Its actually Daewoo Winstorm. And retails for 20 lacs.
Winstorm = Saturn Vue= Opel Antara. Captiva is not sold in the US but based on the same platform
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GM please bring the "real" Chevrolet to India.
Of the current Indian line-up the Captiva and Aveo are pretty good vehicles IMO.

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Man! that camaro looks goooooood! Brought a smile to my face early in the morning! If they bring it to India it wont be south of 25L I believe but still would be awesome to see a few on the road.
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Believe it or not, the quality of General Motors (and other american cars) has been rising slowly since the 90's. I myself was surprised after sitting in a 2000 or so malibu. The powertrain was soooo refined and quite could have mistaken it for a japanese car.

Also, american cars generally sell with big cash rebates and/or 0% financing offers.
I agree with VTEC11. American brands have have improved their quality significantly from a couple of years ago. But a few things still plague them.

1. When times where good, they agreed to very generous benefits to the union workers, so their cost per car is much higher than comparable Japanese and Korean factories in the US.

2. People still have the perception that the quality is bad. It's easier to change the product, but harder to change the perception.

3. They used to make bland uninspiring cars and focussed mainly and giant SUVs and Pick Ups since these were there most profitable model. Small cars were made just to try to meet the federally mandated mileage requirements. Now that gas has reached $4 and above in the US, no body is buying giant SUVs and Pick Ups, they are hurting pretty bad. Unlike new factories build by Toyota and Honda which can be converted in a couple of months to make multiple models, the older factories owned by the american big three brands cannot be converted to build other models. so if one model stops selling they have to shut the factory and sill pay the employees based on the union contract.

Basically quality is not the main problem plaguing the big three US Brands. They did a series of mis-steps that is hurting them real bad. There are burning through their cash reserves so quickly that unless things turn around soon, they maybe forced to file for Bankruptcy.

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Chevrolet does not have products that will do well in India. They will be too big, high on fuel consumption and come with higher running costs than what we are willing to pay. They also lack the reliability of a Toyota or a Honda.GM is fighting for its survival. They would do well to launch diesel variants of the Aveo and the new Uva with sensible price tags to get some traction in the showrooms.
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Chevrolet does not have products that will do well in India. They will be too big, high on fuel consumption and come with higher running costs than what we are willing to pay. They also lack the reliability of a Toyota or a Honda.GM is fighting for its survival. They would do well to launch diesel variants of the Aveo and the new Uva with sensible price tags to get some traction in the showrooms.
The Chevy Malibu's quality is on par if not better than its Japanese rivals. As mentioned by other GM cars in the US have improved drastically in the past few years. It is just the peoples perception that needs to be changed.
Few years ago everyone said FIAT was a lost cause. It is now overcome it financial problems.
Give GM a few years to rebound.
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