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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

By Pranjal Gera

General Motors India drops the plan of Chevrolet Cruze Petrol in India

US-based General Motors, astonished Indian automobile fraternity by introducing the new 2011 Volkswagen Passat just with a diesel engine. Volkswagen India stayed put and indistinct when enquired about the arrival of Passat with a petrol engine. The ongoing rumour in the mill is that GM India may altogether abandon its policy to commence the Cruze petrol in India. The diesel Cruze model in India is accomplishing its target well. With the hike in the petrol prices in India, driving a petrol car is becoming opulence. So Volkswagen India appears to make this assessment.

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But next to this, categorically GM India may mislay to open the doorway at a direct cost for the Cruze petrol. The top end models of the Hyundai Verna and the Fiat-Linea T-Jet could be gravely snagged by this. The amount brought by petrol version of Chevrolet Cruze may not be huge, but an indentation may be foreseen in the sales of crown end C+ section petrol car models. For instance, the consumer buying a luxury car like Honda City for almost 11 lakhs,will not hesitate to spend one lakh extra for the petrol Cruze which is a finer car with additional boulevard credo that the Honda City could reverie of.


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So, if GM India resolutes to put on hold its petrol Cruze strategy, then it might mislay the above alleged prospect. The Chevrolet Cruze, overseas, has a preference of two 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol engines and a 1.4 litre, 140 BHP Ecotec turbo petrol engine. The petrol Cruze with the Ecotec turbo engine was even glimpsed in India at a GM dealership when it disembarked for dealership mechanic training. The Chevrolet Cruze was launched in India in 2009. Since then the hike in petrol prices has rocketed. Thus it seems that the Chevrolet Cruze petrol in India may not be commenced.


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Consequently, if the petrol Cruze is not being commenced in India by GM India, then it could symbolize hypotheses budge in the car industry. Nevertheless, for the present, this morsel of drone holds complete conjecture in anticipation of a bit of any materialization from GM India. Is this a denotation of the conclusion of the petrol car engines dominance in India seeing that a large number of manufacturers are inclining towards the idea of the diesel cars as the diesel cars fetch lesser running overheads and production? Well, this delicate issue imposes an absolute symposium.

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