Friday, January 06, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Chevrolet MPV Concept displayed at Auto Expo
General Motors has today showcased its two much awaited products called Chevrolet Sail and MPV concept developed having joint venture with SAIC. Whereas Chevrolet sail is a premium hatchback, the other has been designed on Multi-purpose vehicle platform seeing the rising demand in both the segments.
During the showcase of the vehicles, President and MD- GM India, Lowell Paddock said that the introduction of MPV concept and Sail hatchback is under our commitment to utilize the resources both our global and Indian partners. These two products are tailored especially for local customers and market conditions.
The MPV concept has been especially designed keeping the needs of bigger families in mind, it can accommodate about 8- 9 people comfortably with its flexi seating option. Its chassis are designed with Lotus’s help.
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Chevrolet Sail Hatchback which has been designed for emerging markets like India, is to get on sale later this year, company official says. Going through the whole one year’s extensive study on building its platform at company’s technical center, Bangalore, the best possible design was finalized to be catered keeping Indian road conditions and customer’s demand in the mind.
The overall design including the signature dual-port grille, distinctive cut lines at the hood and classy waistline gives it a masculine appearance. Hatchback’s front has been kept long while the rear is short, that it looks a contemporary hatchback.
Placing the fuel tank in the middle along with shorter rear and front overhangs and high roof have maximized its overall interior space, which makes it comparatively more comfortable than its competitions. The all new Chevrolet Sail Hatchback is to come both in petrol and diesel options carrying the company’s Smartech engine.