General Motors on Wednesday unveiled three new Chevrolet cars – the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Optra SRV. All three vehicles will be built at GM’s manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat and will be available from April, 2006.
“All three cars are international products with latest technology and built to our quality standards of the highest order. They have been re-engineered based on extensive testing across the country to meet the specific needs of our customers, local driving conditions and regulations,” said GM India, President and Managing Director, Rajeev Chaba.
The Aveo U-VA has been styled by Italdesigns Giugiaro. It is a five-door premium hatchback and one of the roomiest cars in its class.
The Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is a mid-size sedan that scores on its impressive styling, generous space and advanced features that are normally found in higher segment cars. A bold front grille provides strong street presence and sleek character lines accentuated by strong edge lines give the Aveo a sporty look. The car has top-of-the-line safety features like a hood design, which ensures pedestrian safety. Headroom, shoulder room and hip room are among the best in this class.
The Chevrolet Optra SRV has a sporty flavour both inside and outside. The five-door car has been termed as a contemporary “Sportsback”. The exteriors sport almond shaped headlamps, chrome plated pull type handles, sporty 15 alloys and a rear spoiler. The interiors have a silver tone sporty styling.
GM has already earmarked Rs 100 crore investment for hiking production capacity from 60,000 to 80,000 units per annum by the end of 2006.