GM India has announced that it
will introduce the Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV in 2015 and Spin multi-purpose
vehicle (MPV) in 2016. The news was originally shared with GM India dealers
during their annual meeting in Bangkok on February 13.
In a press release, Arvind Saxena, president
and managing director, General Motors India noted that “GM India’s focus is on
significantly expanding its presence in the Indian market by enriching its
products, quality and the entire purchasing experience.” “Our dealers are a big
part of ensuring that Chevrolet builds customers for life,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Trailblazer
is currently being sold in some of the Southeast Asian countries, South Africa
and Saudi Arabia. It is sold in Australia as the Holden Colorado. The vehicle
is powered by a powerful Duramax Diesel engine. One is a 2.5 litre engine,
while the other is a 2.8 litre engine.
The SUV comes with a whole range of luxury features.
The Chevrolet Spin, on the
other hand is a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) engineered and produced by
Chevrolet in Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.
In Thailand it is a full six-seater sub-compact (B-segment in Thailand)
MPV designed to offer space, comfort, versatility, efficiency and superior ride
and handling in an edgy, contemporary and muscular package.
During the dealer meeting,
Arvind Saxena and GM Executive Vice President and GM International President
Stefan Jacoby also announced that GM will increase GM India’s export activity.
In 2015, the company plans to export around 19,000 cars to nearly 40 countries.
A major part of this export activity will be to Mexico and Chile. The company
began exporting cars in September 2014. It exported 984 vehicles last year.
“We recognise the growth potential of India
and are focused on the fundamentals to ensure long-term sustainability,” said
Jacoby, adding that “We know that begins by offering high quality, exciting and
competitive products for our customers.”
As part of its commitment to provide customers
with a unique ownership experience, GM India has recently introduced the
Chevrolet Complete Care programme with assured low cost of maintenance. In all,
GM India has 247 sales outlets and 270 service outlets spread throughout the
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