Lead the Way with Chevrolet Trailblazer

With the Chevrolet Trailblazer, it does not matter if you are on city roads or on an adventurous trip to the rocky hill roads, you will truly feel like a king. The comfortable ride with embrace of luxurious interiors, the rugged 7 seat Trailblazer also provides ample space for baggage, powerful class 2.8L Duramax diesel engine (with 147kW of power and 500 Nm torque) and keep you well above the others. You will fall in love with the sleek exteriors designed magnificently to please with just the right mix of chrome, sharp lines and flared arches. Yet, it exudes Read more

Your Perfect Partner, Chevrolet Beat 2016

In this day and age of high stress levels and competitive environment one looks for fun, comfort and peace of mind wherever it can be found. It can be nerve wracking driving in the mad traffic of big cities for your job all day, or driving distances in the evening to a networking event! What’s the solution? Get into a Chevrolet Beat 2016, it’s an efficient and fun car! The pleasure and ease of driving this small car is what normally comes in sedans. The amazing pick-up of the car with the advanced insta-torque boost, the steering mounted audio controls Read more

The story of the Chevrolet Trailblazer launch in India

The Chevrolet Trailblazer became a part of a love story… about a wife who wants to do something different in return for her husband’s niceness, something that would bring joy to his heart. We made a real life video on the wife making her husband relive his favorite childhood memory of receiving a Chevrolet toy car from his uncle, packed in a box. However, this time the Chevrolet car was the Trailblazer, delivered in a very large wooden Amazon box, which created such a touching nostalgic moment… the ringing of the doorbell, the excitement in the wife’s eyes as she Read more

Chevrolet takes football fan from India to United Kingdom to enjoy Manchester United experience

Fan from Hyderabad gets a once in a lifetime opportunity which money can’t buy Chevrolet today announced that it will kick start the dream journey of a Manchester United Fan from Hyderabad to Old Trafford, the home ground of the legendary football club, Manchester United. The objective of the Chevrolet Fan Cup is to celebrate the passion of Manchester United fans in India by turning their dreams into reality. The winner was selected through a Chevrolet Fan Cup Contest on Chevrolet India’s website, encouraging fans of Manchester United to answer “How Do You Celebrate after a Goal?” with a celebration picture Read more

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General Motors Commences Vehicle Exports from India

General Motors Commences Exports from India with First Shipment of 140 Chevrolet Beat cars from Mumbai Port

General Motors Commences Exports from India with First Shipment of 140 Chevrolet Beat cars from Mumbai Port

First left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats headed to Chile

NEW DELHI – General Motors India today announced that it has commenced vehicle exports to Chile. The first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on Sept. 25. They are expected to reach Chile in the next few weeks.

“The first shipment of Chevrolet Beats demonstrates our commitment to make our India-built products available in global markets,” said GM India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena. “We will continue to ship models to Chile on a monthly basis.”

The Beat is produced at GM India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. ‎Available with gasoline and diesel engines, the Beat is India’s most fuel-efficient hatchback and GM India’s best-selling model. The city car is also built and sold in many other markets around the world. Since its introduction in India in 2010, the Beat has received several honors, including ‘Automotive Technology of the year’ from NDTV Car & Bike for its SMARTECH diesel engine.
Saxena said, “We expect to identify additional export markets going forward. This will help drive capacity utilization at our Talegaon plant.”
As part of GM CEO Mary Barra’s recent trip to India, she participated in the rollout of the first Beat for export on Sept. 10. The Talegaon manufacturing facility has an annual production capacity of 170,000 vehicles and 160,000 engines.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. The Chevrolet brand was introduced in India in 2003 and is now one of the fastest-growing automotive nameplates in the country. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. The Chevrolet portfolio in India includes the Spark, Beat, Chevrolet SAIL, SAIL Hatchback, Cruze, Tavera, Chevrolet Enjoy and Captiva. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.co.in.

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Chevrolet India celebrates World Environment day

We at Chevrolet India advocate the 3 R’s of environmental protection.

  •  Reduce
  •  Reuse
  •  Recycle

So today on World Environment Day, Chevrolet India set up a Free Vehicle Emission Check camp at multiple General Motors offices across the country, including Gurgaon Corporate Office, Talegaon & Halol Plants, GMTCI & Chevrolet Authorized Workshops. At the camp, Chevrolet vehicles were invited to get their vehicles checked for pollution. Over a 100 Chevrolet cars went through the camp at GMTCI Bangalore alone.

Free Vehicle Emission Check camp

Chevrolet India Free Vehicle Emission Check camp

Saplings were planted at offices as well while customers were given saplings at Chevrolet Workshops across the country.

Chevrolet India celebrates World Environment day

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GM India Sponsors Students’ Education at Sankalp School

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As part of its CSR initiative,  GM India has gone a step further in ensuring the development of the community where its operations are located. Mr. Arvind Saxena, President & MD, General Motors India, today handed over a Cheque for Rs 150,000 to the school authorities at Sankalp School for the education, meals & hygiene of One Class in the presence of other GM India senior leadership. The great initiative is a noble gesture to ensure holistic development of the impoverished children of the school.

GM India reiterated its commitment towards the school run by an NGO ‘Sankalp Welfare Society’ in Gurgaon. Apart from financial assistance, GM India has committed full support to the school in the future as well.

GM India organized activities for the students of Sankalp SchoolGM India has been associated with Sankalp School for last many years now. As part of corporate social responsibility (CSR), GM India has organized activities for the students of Sankalp School including educational training programs, road safety classes and frequent visits to GM India’s headquarters for training and education purposes. It may be recalled that on the occasion of India’s Children’s Day on November 14, 2013, GM India donated 91 indestructible ‘One World Futbols’ to the children of the school giving the ‘Power of Play’ to the students who can enjoy the game of football in the school premises

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GMTC-I raises funds for Gunjur Government School

GMTC-I raises funds for Gunjur Government School

As a responsible corporate towards the society, General Motors Technical Center India (GMTC-I) in 2011 took it on itself to ensure education for the students of Gunjur Government School in Bangalore. GMTC-I raised funds for the school which was utilized towards providing infrastructural support along with ensuring adequate nutrition to the children of the school.

As part of GM’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, a yearly fund raising activity is undertaken to sponsor school kits which includes school bags, school shoes, stationery etc. for the students. The objective is to ensure that the basic requisites of students are met from time to time so that parents are encouraged to send their children to study rather than sending them to work at a tender age. Continuing with its initiatives towards this noble cause, this year GMTC-I will distribute the school kits to the school in June 2014 hence ensuring that the students get their new kits at the start of the academic year.

As part of CSR, GMTC-I aims to make education accessible to majority of the children in surrounding localities from underprivileged sections of society. GMTC-I has a committee of active employees who volunteer to host learning sessions, teach English and conduct science experiments for these children. The committee also organizes student visits to GMTC-I, hosts sporting events and fun learning events.

Apart from this GMTC-I also recently distributed indestructible One World Futbols to the students of Gunjur Government School which coincided with the annual sports day celebrations of the school.

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Chevrolet ‘You First’ camp organized for proud Chevy owners across India

GM India organized ‘You First’ camps across IndiaIn its continued bid to satisfy customers, GM India organized ‘You First’ camps across India from 11th April to 13 April 2014. The unique camp was organized across all the authorized Chevrolet workshops and the 3 day workshop saw 35,662 Chevrolet owners visiting the camp hence making the entire effort a grand success amongst buyers.

‘You First’ camp

‘You First’ camp offered free 51-point vehicle checkup, free top up of lubrication vehicle oils, coupons with 5% discount on spare parts, 10% discount on labour and 25% discount on car care products, free top wash, vacuuming, tyre dressing and glass cleaning on all vehicle giving our customers old Chevrolet cars a fresh and re-furbished look. The camp even offered customers a free evaluation of their existing cars with attractive vehicle exchange benefits and witnessed many getting a feeler of the value of the vehicle. The entire idea of holding the camp was not only to run a check-up on the existing Chevrolet cars but also educating the owners on the “Do it Yourself” tips which will help them maintain their car at all times and without getting into the hassle of taking it to the workshop for minor issues.

‘You First’ camps by Chevrloet is an annual affair and is organized across the country with the sole aim of being in touch with the Chevrolet customers and keeping their cars up-to-date.

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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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Happy Diwali to All Our Customers!

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Happy Diwali

Here’s wishing a Happy Diwali to all our customers from all of us at Chevrolet India.

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Senior Executives from General Motors visit India

Senior Executives from General Motors visit IndiaSenior executives from GM, including Stefan Jacoby, Executive Vice President, General Motors, Consolidated International Operations, and Dan Ammann, Executive Vice President and CFO, General Motors Corporation recently visited General Motors India to review GM’s operations and business in India.

After being given a warm reception by the GM India leadership team on their arrival, the day kick- started with Stefan, Dan and other senior delegates making a visit to some of the major Chevrolet India dealerships in New Delhi. Later in the day, both Stefan & Dan met with economists from Deutsche Bank & Indian Credit Ratings Agency (ICRA) who gave an overview of the Indian economy and the current automobile industry scenario and trends. A Ride & Drive program was conducted at Kingdom of Dreams amusement park near GM India headquarter in Gurgaon. The drive concluded with feedback about Chevrolet cars.

In the evening, the GM India Leadership team hosted a formal dinner party for the delegates wherein the industry leaders and policy-makers were also invited. The following morning, Stefan & Dan visited the GM India headquarter and met the other GM India functional heads to get an overview of GM India’s operations, business, future plans, product planning and also shared their valuable thoughts on the business. The final destination of the delegates’ visit was the GM Technical Centre in Bangalore. The Senior Executive team visited three different facilities, Benchmarking Center, Design Studio and the GMTCI Headquarter in ITPB. Visit started with the Benchmarking center. The visitors were given an overview of GMTCI’s historic growth and current capability which was followed by reviews of India and emerging market requirements.. Design Annex visit was centered around the physical vehicle reviews of current and future products. Later, an All People Meeting was organized where Stefan Jacoby, Dan Ammann, Lowell Paddock and Julia Steyn addressed the audience. A Q&A session chaired by Stefan Jacoby gave employees the opportunity to interact with and directly hear from the leader himself. The GMTCI visit concluded with the GM India Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team giving an update to Stefan, Dan and other senior delegates on the CSR structure and various activities carried out by the four sites -Gurgaon, Talegaon, Halol & Bangalore, in driving a better tomorrow. The delegates were very appreciative of the work done by the team in giving back to the society.

The Senior Leadership left with a positive frame of mind with respect to the Indian operations.

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GM India donates Chevrolet Cruze to Industrial Training Institute

GM India donates Chevrolet Cruze to ITI Tarsali

GM India has donated a brand new gasoline Chevrolet Cruze to the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Tarsali, Vadodara.  The institute, one of the more important Industrial Training institutes in the state of Gujarat, will use the Chevrolet Cruze for giving technical education to its students.

The car lay proudly in the workshop area of the Institute where both the students and the faculty of the institute are excited about their new test subject – a spanking premium saloon from Chevrolet.

General Motors India is deeply focused on development of the community where it is based as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR). General Motors manufacturing plant in Halol produces the Chevrolet Cruze and the company is happy to guide and help budding technology engineers keen to explore and witness new technology.

GM India had earlier donated a Cruze to leading institute SVNIT in Gujarat for demonstrations in class rooms, laboratories and workshops in June 2012.

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