Chevrolet India

Chevrolet says ‘No’ to road accidents

Chevrolet, as an active partner of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), has taken the initiative to organize road safety activities during the National Road Safety Week (11th – 17th January 2014).

The activities were undertaken to emphasize on safe driving and spread awareness about road safety.  The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week is, ‘When on the road always say “Pehle Aap”.

Activities include educating customers about traffic rules and signs, a slogan competition as well as special training for drivers on safety. Medical check-ups and eye-sight testing camps were also conducted in workshops and showrooms. Chevrolet also organized customer meets on road safety with the involvement of police, health, information & publicity, education and PWI personnel. Other field agencies like transport authorities, district authorities, voluntary organizations etc., would also be a part of the initiative.

The activities were undertaken by all Chevrolet workshops and showrooms.

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Chevrolet Enjoy Honored with Three Prestigious Automotive Awards

 Car India and Bike India Awards 2014-MPV of the year

The Chevrolet Enjoy continues its winning streak bagging three reputed trophies for the year gone by. Chevrolet Enjoy was honored yet again with the ‘Best MPV of The Year’ award for the second time by coveted automobile publication Car India & Bike India at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on 15 January, 2014.

The Chevrolet Enjoy had recently bagged the prestigious ‘Best MPV of the Year’ award by Bloomberg TV -Autocar India on 20 December, 2013. The Bloomberg TV- Autocar ‘Car of the Year’ awards recognize the best in automotive excellence across the industry. Winners for these awards are decided annually by international jury panelists and auditors from global consultancy firm KPMG.

Both these awards are crucial as the Chevrolet Enjoy faced stiff competition from other entries such as the Ashok Leyland Stile in the ‘MPV of the Year’ category.

Chevrolet Enjoy was also awarded the ‘Best Integrated Campaign’ award by leading news channel NDTV for the year 2013 in a grand ceremony on January 13, 2014 in New Delhi. The Chevrolet Enjoy ranked best in the category even with stiff competition from other entries such as Honda Amaze and Tata Nano. The event jury consisted of eminent personalities like Dilip Chhabria of DC Design, leading marketer Sam Balsara and Siddharth Patankar, Editor (Auto) for NDTV apart from enthusiasts and aficionados across the automotive sector.

It is noteworthy that the Integrated Launch Campaign for Enjoy was also the launch of Chevrolet’s global ‘Find New Roads’ campaign too which laid the foundation for other carlines in the portfolio to follow. The entire campaign was executed in a record 45 days.

The Chevrolet Enjoy has achieved tremendous appreciation from automotive industry experts selling more than 15,500 units since its launch in May 2013.

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Chevrolet Service Estimator: Making things simpler for you!

Service EstimatorServicing is very important for any vehicle as it reduces long term spends, retains vehicle value and maximizes its life span. To help you keep a check on the servicing record of your car, General Motors India launched a Chevrolet Service Estimator. The Estimator is an easy- to-use tool which helps calculate the approximate cost that one will entail while gets one’s Chevy serviced.

We can visit the service estimator page on the official website for Chevrolet or click on http://www.chevrolet.co.in/owners/chevrolet-service-estimator.htmland follow these easy steps –

Select your Chevrolet vehicle and the fuel variant

  • Select the service period. This may range from 6 to 84 months. Also, select your city, dealer and the nearest service outlet
  • Once you’re done with the selection, click on the ‘Get Estimate’ button to get the final servicing cost

    The next page displays the ‘Total Service Cost’ along with the list of replacements that your Chevvy requires. The page will also show parts in the car that needs to be inspected at the service outlet.

So now you have a quick and easy way to know how much it would take to keep your Chevrolet in top shape! Happy motoring in 2014.

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GM India launches myChevrolet India

~Designed to provide customers with hassle-free ownership experience~

MyChevrolet India Application

 

As part of its commitment to continue providing customers with a value proposition, GM India today launched the owner mobile application, ‘myChevrolet India App’. The mobile application will assist customers with a number of tools relevant to their vehicles post purchase. It will be available free of cost on Android and iOS platform for GM India customers.

Commenting on the launch of the ‘myChevrolet India App’, Mr. Rajesh Singh, Vice President Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, GM India said, “GM India goes the extra mile to enhance its customer experience. We have developed ‘myChevrolet India App’ mobile app to provide features that give real- time benefits to the customer and provides a one stop shop. We feel the application will allow them to experience GM India services in an exciting new digital platform. This is another step in leveraging the potential of mobile technology to offer convenience and value to our customers,” he added.

The application brings all Chevrolet services at the owner’s fingertips. Now Chevrolet owners can contact the company, schedule a service, access vehicle information and do a lot more at the push of a button. The application is here to make the Chevrolet ownership a smooth experience in every way. It features a list of services that spells smart access, ease of use, comfort and convenience.

 

Schedule Service

The myChevrolet App stores your preferred dealer’s information so that you can quickly schedule a service appointment. If you are on the road, the application locates the nearest dealer and makes contact easy with the touch-to-call feature.

 

Parking Reminder

Never mind if you forgot where you parked. The application lets you store information about your parking location on the myChevrolet App. Take photos and notes to capture parking details. The application will guide you to your car using Google Maps.

 

Owner’s Manual

When you have time or whenever you need to – get to know more about your Chevrolet. For the myChevrolet App brings your owner’s manual at your fingertips.

 

Add to it a host of other features like storing the customer profile, Locate a dealer, Connectivity with various Chevrolet platforms on the web and so on and you have one smart app to complement your Chevrolet vehicle. The multifaceted ‘myChevrolet India App’ application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play Store and Apple App store.

Among the other unique programmes introduced by GM India to further bolster the Chevrolet ownership experience are unmatched Product Warranty of 3 Years/1,00,000 KM, Chevrolet U-First Free Service Camps and the Chevrolet Promise Cost of Ownership Programme that offers assured low cost of maintenance.

 

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How changing weather affects your car

Car maintenance tips

Cars are one of the major investments one make and as a proud Chevrolet owner you would always want that your investment is well taken care of. Changing weather however can affect how your car operates because of the shifts in temperature and the change in moisture accompanying the seasons. Here are a few things you might need to look into-

Battery

If you have been using your battery for over three years, you must have an authorized car mechanic check its capacity and the alternator output so that you don’t face cold start troubles during winters. The ends of the battery terminal also need to be corrosion free.

The Gas Tank

The gas tank must be filled halfway during colder temperatures as it will help reduce the build-up of moisture in the fuel lines. The more moisture builds up, the more the likelihood that the fuel system will freeze and not work, in extremely cold conditions.

Belts and Hoses

All the rubber belts and hoses in your car must be in good condition. Adverse weather conditions can cause belts to incur heavy cracks, while the coolant hoses can get damaged in extreme heat conditions.

Brakes

Brakes play an important role in keeping the car safe. It is important to get your brakes checked every six months, as brake fluid can leak or freeze, if you happen to use your car in an excessively hot or cold environment.

If you have your car prepared in advance, it shall easily survive the excessive weather changes and give you miles of trouble free service.

 

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Chevrolet India & OWF donate 70 Futbols to Gunjur School

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Chevrolet India donated 70 One World Futbols to Gunjur School as part of a larger Chevrolet and One World Futbol Project initiative to donate 20,000 nearly indestructible footballs to marginalized and underprivileged children in India. The unique initiative is aimed at reaching out to the less fortunate children in India, especially those who cannot afford and maintain a football.

“Many of these children are growing up in less privileged circumstances where sometimes a game of football could lighten up their lives by teaching them the true meaning of team spirit and fair play,” said Edward J Sizen, Vice President, Engineering and Operations, General Motors Technical Center India.

“The joy that comes from playing football can help lift their spirits and replace despair with hope. Chevrolet’s founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project is intended to spark a worldwide movement to give children a pathway out of poverty and despair with the benefits that fitness, sport and teamwork can bring – something we call the ‘Power of Play’,” added Sizen.

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The Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols, delivered to the school in a Chevrolet Enjoy multi-purpose vehicle, brought countless smiles to nearly 700 children who can now enjoy the game of football as much as they want.

With the corporate social responsibility mission of “Driving a Better Tomorrow,” Chevrolet India is working with One World Futbol Project to donate a total of at least 20,000 One World Futbols to disadvantaged children across the country.  During the next few weeks, Chevrolet India plans to donate additional footballs in Talegaon and Halol, where its manufacturing facilities are located. As part of the unique initiative, Chevrolet India donated 91 footballs to Sankalp School in Gurgaon, Haryana — a school for disadvantaged children run by Gurgaon-based NGO Sankalp Welfare Society on 14 November, 2013.

The remaining Chevrolet-sponsored One World Futbols will be delivered through One World Futbol Project’s partner, Slum Soccer, to a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with underprivileged youth in India. Slum Soccer is an India-based NGO focused on reaching out to the Indian homeless using football as a tool for social improvement and empowerment.

This initiative is part of Chevrolet’s three-year founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project that pledges to place 1.5 million One World Futbols with youth living in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas, and other underprivileged communities around the world. One World Futbol Project makes, sells and distributes the One World Futbol, a nearly indestructible ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat – even when punctured multiple times, making it ideal for use in harsh environments. The company’s mission is to make a meaningful impact by bringing the joy of soccer and play to youth around the world through the One World Futbol. The One World Futbol Project distributes One World Futbols to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities, where play can be used to teach life skills and foster social change. 

To date, more than 500,000 Chevrolet-sponsored One World Futbols have been distributed across five continents, bringing the power of play to over 17 million children.

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General Motors opens two new dealerships in Maharashtra

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We have some great news for all our Chevrolet fans! General Motors India has opened two new state-of-the-art dealerships, Nikhil Chevrolet and Angel Chevrolet in Thane, Maharashtra!

These dealerships boast 3S facilities and shall integrate sales, service and spares to cater to the needs of the customers in Maharashtra and take the number to 30 sales outlets and 34 service facilities in the state. We are proud to announce that GM India now has 285 Sales Points and 278 Service outlets across the country.

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Mr. Lowell Paddock, President & Managing Director, GM India who inaugurated the two dealerships was welcomed with traditional Maharashtrian trumpets and much enthusiasm.

In the cake cutting ceremony, Mr. Lowell Paddock expressed his confidence in the able leadership, solid credentials and guidance of the proprietors of the two dealerships, who are ready to set new benchmarks in service and customer satisfaction.

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Nikhil Chevrolet is situated at Manpada, Kalyan Shil Road, near Classic Hotel, Dombivali East, Thane while Angel Chevrolet is situated at J/117, MIDC, Boisar Tarapur Road, Boisar West, Thane. The dealerships shall endeavor to ride high on Chevrolet’s unmatched reputation of satisfying the diverse needs of the customers.

 

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Pre-delivery-inspection (PDI)

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Very few moments in your life can match the happiness experienced in purchasing a brand new car. But here are a few points to be kept in mind before taking your favourite new car home

  • Confirm the date of delivery with your dealership. It is advisable to go there only after the car has been prepared and is ready. If you have preferences for a particular day/time (for auspicious reasons), inform the sales person in advance. It is recommended that you accept delivery in broad daylight.
  • Ascertain that you are carrying the required documentation with you. This may include forms, receipts and others. It’s a great idea to take a relative or friend along for suggestions.
  • It is the salesperson’s job to acquaint you with your new car’s features and how everything operates. Ask him to demonstrate the car fully to avoid hiccups later. Also visit the Service Department and meet the service manager.
  • Carefully walk around the car, ensuring that it is immaculately clean and look for any signs of repair work / damage. Even the interiors should be sparkling clean. Check that all lights and electric accessories are working fine and all the accessories you ordered are fitted in the car. Confirm that the spare wheel, tools (spanner, jack etc.) as well as wipers, floor matting, first-aid kit and hazard sign are in place. Also make sure that there is enough fuel in the car to get you to the nearest petrol pump.
  • Check that the Chassis and Engine number of the car matches with that in the Invoice. Check that you have been handed over insurance, PUC certificate, Owner’s Manual and duplicate keys. Ensure that the original warranty with dealership stamp and warranty for third party items such as battery, tyres etc are provided.

 

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Chevrolet India & OWF celebrate Children’s Day in style!

Chevrolet & OWF celebrate Children’s Day

Initiative kicks off with donation of 91 One World Futbols at Gurgaon-based Sankalp NGO 

14 November, Gurgaon – Chevrolet India today announced the kick-off of the donation and delivery of 20,000 nearly indestructible One World Futbols to marginalized and underprivileged children in India on the special occasion of Children’s Day, November 14. The unique initiative is aimed at reaching out to the less fortunate children in India, especially those who cannot afford and maintain a football.

“Many of these children are growing up in less privileged circumstances where sometimes a game of football could lighten up their lives by teaching them the true meaning of team spirit and fair play,” said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, GM India.

“The joy that comes from playing football can help lift their spirits and replace despair with hope. Chevrolet’s founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project is intended to spark a worldwide movement to give children a pathway out of poverty and despair with the benefits that fitness, sport and teamwork can bring – something we call the ‘Power of Play’,” added Paddock.

The unique initiative today kicked off with donation of 91 footballs to Sankalp School in Gurgaon—a school for disadvantaged children run by Gurgaon-based NGO Sankalp Welfare Society. The Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols, delivered to the school in a Chevrolet Enjoy Multi-Purpose Vehicle, brought countless smiles to over 900 children who can now enjoy the game of football as much as they want.

With the corporate social responsibility mission of “Driving a Better Tomorrow,” Chevrolet India is working with One World Futbol Project to donate a total of at least 20,000 One World Futbols to disadvantaged children across the country.  During the next few weeks, Chevrolet India plans to donate additional footballs in the communities where it is located, including Talegaon, Bangalore and Halol. The remaining Chevrolet-sponsored One World Futbols will be delivered through One World Futbol Project’s partner, Slum Soccer, to a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with underprivileged youth in India. Slum Soccer is an India-based NGO focused on reaching out to the Indian homeless using football as a tool for social improvement and empowerment.

Donation of 91 One World Futbols at Gurgaon-based Sankalp NGO

“It’s our pleasure to work with Chevrolet India to support the donation and delivery of One World Futbols — first to Sankalp School and then throughout the rest of India with Slum Soccer,” said Arnold Ambiel, Chief Operating Officer of One World Futbol Project. “The spirit of this joint collaboration will allow us to bring the power of play to more children throughout India than any of us could have done alone. And seeing the joy on the children’s faces on Children’s Day makes all these efforts worthwhile.”

This initiative is part of Chevrolet’s three-year founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project that pledges to place 1.5 million One World Futbols with youth living in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas, and other underprivileged communities around the world. One World Futbol Project makes, sells and distributes the One World Futbol, a nearly indestructible ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured multiple times. The company’s mission is to make a meaningful impact by bringing the joy of soccer and play to youth around the world through the One World Futbol.

One World Futbol inventor—Tim Jahnigen—was inspired to create the One World Futbol after watching news footage of kids in Darfur playing a football game using a ball of trash tied up with twine. One World Futbols are designed to outlast and outplay hundreds of regular footballs, sustaining play in any environment or harsh landscape. One World Futbol Project distributes One World Futbols to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities, where play can be used to teach life skills and foster social change.

To date, more than 500,000 Chevrolet-sponsored One World Futbols have been distributed across five continents, bringing the power of play to over 15 million children.

 

 

 

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The One World Futbol Comes to India

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Chevrolet India and One World Futbol Project are going to kick-off a donation of 20,000 nearly indestructible One World Futbols to marginalized and underprivileged children in India on Children’s Day, November 14. Chevrolet India and One World Futbol Project have a goal of reaching at least 2 lakh children in India by delivering and donating balls to schools and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) across the country.

With the corporate social responsibility mission of “Driving a Better Tomorrow,” Chevrolet India has made significant efforts to develop the surrounding areas and the communities that inhabit areas around their factories and offices.

The India leg of Chevrolet and One World Futbol Project’s global initiative will kick-off in Gurgaon, where the team will bring the joy of football to over 900 students at Sankalp School. This will be followed by events and activities around Chevrolet plants in Talegaon and Halol and also in Bangalore where the General Motors Technical Center is situated. Stay tuned to this space for more!

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