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Old 16th October 2012, 08:56   #16
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@Rehaan,

Thanks a ton for the wonderful pics. Sail look good from the side profile looking forward earnestly for a review. I hope the Sail revives the sagging fortunes of GM in India. Would the same manufacturing set up be used for Sail Hatchback and MPV building?

What happened to the GM Halol plant in Gujarat?
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Old 17th October 2012, 19:25   #17
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Thanks for sharing some really nice Pics. So is it confirmed now that 1.3 SDE engine is locally manufactured within GM plant or is it imported engine? in your pics it seemed only one type of Engines stacked (probably 1.0 xSDE)? was the 1.3 also being manufactured simultaneously there? Would have liked the pics to put all the speculation at rest.
Just came across this slide. It might hold another clue, as it says "in the pipeline"...
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Would the same manufacturing set up be used for Sail Hatchback and MPV building?
No clue on this, sorry!

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What happened to the GM Halol plant in Gujarat?
It very much still exists, and as per their statement, it produces the Spark, Aveo & U-VA, Optra, Tavera, Captiva, as well as light commercial vehicles.

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The cute little engine blocks. Interesting that Chevy is also synonymous for "big block V8s"!
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Yeah, my favourite pic too! Too bad that they are small engines, and too bad Chevy doesn't sell "crate motors" here...
That's what is required to sustain in India. Chevy has learnt correct lessons under Mr. Sym. Carl will be missed badly @GM India.

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What happened to the GM Halol plant in Gujarat?
I think Halol will be looking at Tavera, Captiva & upcoming ENJOY!
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Its a superb thread Rehaan.

Being a Chevy user first time am seeing the assembly line of Chevy. The Cherry Red on Sail is really look cool. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photographs.
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Just came across this slide. It might hold another clue, as it says "in the pipeline"...
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Under New Production in Pipeline they mention 1.3L SDE FGT (RWD) is Sail sedan going to have rear wheel drive or they plan to use it to some other car?
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Under New Production in Pipeline they mention 1.3L SDE FGT (RWD) is Sail sedan going to have rear wheel drive or they plan to use it to some other car?
Nope, the Sail sedan will be FWD too.

You'll notice the RWD layout mentioned also says "CN100" in brackets.

That refers to the upcoming Chevy Enjoy (GM-Wuling CN-100).

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As mentioned earlier, its a flexi line capable of switching between petrol and diesel engine manufacturing as per the market's demands. It was really no surprise that what we saw was mostly diesel engines being made.
Rehaan, how is the production carried out in this engine plant? Is it batch production (build to stock) or they follow the lean way (build to schedule) ?
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Rehaan, how is the production carried out in this engine plant? Is it batch production (build to stock) or they follow the lean way (build to schedule) ?
I'm really not sure vvijay. I don't know too much about this stuff, but my guess would be some sort of mix of the two!

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