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

Chevrolet establishes two new dealerships

MonarchAt Chevrolet, we are always looking to give our customers the absolute best experience and convenience when they visit our service centres. We are thrilled to announce the opening of two new dealerships in Surat and Navsari, Gujarat.

Monarch Chevrolet was inaugurated on 11th April, 2013 in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd. M.D. Mr. Lowell Paddock was also present to launch the new facilities. Commenting on the occasion, he said, “We are pleased to add Monarch Chevrolet as our new partners in Surat as well as Navsari to support the customer base of Chevrolet vehicles in the region.”

Both dealerships come along with premium showrooms and state of the art facilities. A highly-trained and fully equipped team of engineers will always be available at the workshops to attend to the needs of our customers in the region.

We welcome the newest members to our ever expanding Chevrolet family with open arms. Wishing them the best of luck, we hope they help customers experience the pleasures of being part of the worldwide Chevrolet family.

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Women of Chevrolet driven to achieve

Women-DishaAt Chevrolet, the women’s council at our Gurgaon plant, Disha, is an all exclusive group established and looked after entirely by our women employees. They organize activities throughout the year relating to their empowerment, safety and other issues. With some incredible work being done and with our full support, they recently got together again and held a “Self Defense Initiative” for its members.

The one day program was very beneficial with topics such as self-protection in a moving vehicle and situational awareness being taught. Women were also given a quick class on how to apply chokes and holds and to defend against a knife or gun attack. The enthusiasm shown by the ladies was inspiring – with many keen to pass on these tips to others. Needless to say, but the initiative was a roaring success.

Chevrolet has always been proud of their women employees and seeing them take such an initiative has truly overwhelmed us. We not only encourage them, but women across the country to stand up and fight the crimes done against them. Stay safe and stay protected.

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Chevrolet India bags bronze at Creative Abbys 2013

goafest-2013-logoThe Chevrolet SAIL U-VA was one of the most anticipated launches of 2012. This hatchback is certainly an important addition to Chevrolet’s compact car portfolio in India and is believed to have brought a new sense of vitality to one of the most competitive segments in the domestic passenger car market. To capture the anticipation of consumers before the launch, a first of its kind innovation on Google paid search was used. A real time countdown clock showing the time remaining for the launch of the car ran along with search ads.

The innovation was truly world class and has established new benchmarks in the automotive industry in India. The response to this innovation was overwhelming; not only in terms of brand awareness, but also the inquiries it delivered for us.

Creative Abbys, which is the biggest and the most sought after advertising award function in India, recognized the success of this advertising campaign and awarded it with a bronze metal under ‘Creative Use of Search Engine Marketing’ category. Out of nearly 4300 creative entries from 173 agencies, Chevrolet SAIL U-VA launch campaign was the only campaign to have won an award in its category.

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Chevrolet welcomes two new showrooms

2 new dealershipsAt Chevrolet, we are always looking to improve and enrich customer experience at any given time. We are proud to announce the opening of our stylish new showrooms in New Delhi and Pune. The impressive architecture and attention to customer convenience at these facilities are sure to impress. Located at premium locations we are expecting high footfalls and rave reviews from everyone.

TREO Chevrolet – the 3S facility in New Delhi was inaugurated on 5th April in the presence of our M.D. Mr. Lowell Paddock. The showroom is approximately 4000 sq. ft. and the workshop facility is approximately 20,000 sq.ft., and is located on the main Okhla Road.

Equally impressive, are the 2 new 3S facilities in Pune which were inaugurated on 4th April in the presence of MD, Mr Lowell Paddock. Platinum Chevrolet, the showroom and workshop on Kalewadi Road is approximately 25,000 sq.ft., the other showroom and workshop facility on Shanker Seth Road is in the centre of the city and approx. 9000 sq.ft.

We extend a warm welcome to the latest entrants in to our ever expanding Chevrolet family. We wish them the best of luck and hope they spread the joy and experience of being part of Chevrolet.

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Dining options along driving routes

Dining-options-along-driving-routes-[22]The Route: Delhi. Sonipat. Panipat. Karnal. Kurukshetra. Ambala. Chandigarh. Kalka. Solan. Shoghi. Tara Devi.  Shimla. 

Do remember, that after crossing Ambala the NH 1 is divided in to 2 parts. NH1 goes to Rajpura-Ludhiana and other parts, NH 22 goes to Chandigarh and Shimla.

 

The Grand Trunk Road, or Sher Shah Suri Marg and the now re-named National Highway No 1 is one scenic highway that’s lined with the delicious Dhabas and popular eat-outs like Nirulas, Café Coffee Day, Sagar Ratna, Subway and other fancier restaurants. The entire route is a true foodies’ delight.

Assuming you start your drive at a decent 6 or 7 a.m., you could make Murthal your breakfast halt. There is a line of Vaishnav dhabas to choose from – stop at any one for some fresh from the tandoor, stuffed aloo or paneer paranthas with white butter melting on top. Wash it down with sweet adrak chai or freshly churned lassi.

Assuming you are in no hurry to reach your destination your next halt could be at Haveli, Savoy Greens or Karna Lake in Karnal. For an off the beaten track experience, drive ahead to Ambala and look for “PURAN SINGH DA ASLI DHABHA”. The place is famous for its melt in the mouth mutton curry. The story goes that Puran Singh has never opened his Dhaba for Dinner to give other Dhaba owners a chance to earn a living. Make sure you arrive early, before the place shuts down for the day.

Once on the Chandigarh Shimla stretch, keep an eye out for Dhali which is famous for its Chicken Pickle and Gyani’s at Dharampur. Modern Dhaba is another popular choice of the frequent travellers. It’s just a little way up ahead of Gyani’s. Both places serve up some exciting dishes though Rajma Chawal is definitely the most popular choice in both places.

 

There’s never a boring moment on this highway with eating joints lined up on both sides of the road. Stopover at whichever place you fancy. Piping hot snacks and the cool breeze from the hills make for a heady combination.

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Chevrolet SAIL charms its way to 7000

SAIL reaches 7000Chevrolet SAIL – the car, the style, the legacy. 7000 bookings in just a few weeks, points to only one thing – SAIL Sedan has indeed redefined style and taken it to the next level. After a much hyped launch, the excitement around the car has not waned. Just goes to show that style and sophistication have universal appeal!

Corvette inspired Dual-Cockpit Design, ‘Rising Sun’ style instrument cluster are just some of the all-time stylish interior features that will leave you enthralled. A ‘Safe Cage’ design structure, High Strength Steel body, and a host of other safety features will keep you and your passengers protected and sheltered at all times. Add to this the luxury of Ample Legroom, Rear Seat Armrest and Bluetooth® Streaming, and you know that the Chevrolet SAIL takes comfort and convenience to a whole other level. The 1.3L SMARTECH Turbocharged Diesel Engine and 1.2L SMARTECH Petrol Engine gives the power and mileage to drive down the road in comfort and ease.

With so much style, elegance and power on offer, the Chevrolet SAIL Sedan is surely setting the benchmark for things to come. So go ahead, book a test drive today and experience class and luxury on a whole new level.

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A GUIDE TO DRIVING SAFELY ACROSS DIFFERENT TERRAINS

Driving-safety[25]Driving safely is all about adhering to a basic set of guidelines while one is on the road. So, whether you are heading off to your favorite hill station, taking a weekend break to the nearest beach or driving to work, it’s important that you take care of a few things to make every drive a safe and enjoyable experience.

Check your tyres
Do ensure that your tyres are in good condition. Tyres that are excessively worn need immediate replacement as they become a safety hazard. Also, don’t forget to get your tyres inflated to the correct pressure and be sure your spare tyre is ready for a quick change. It is also recommended that you keep a pressure gauge available at any auto parts store handy, so that you can check the pressure as recommended in the owner’s manual. And while you’re at it, you might want to rotate your tires every now and then to facilitate even wear and consistent performance.

Watch your speed
It might be great fun to cruise along the highway with the music blaring, but you may soon find yourself crossing the speed limit! Besides endangering your own well-being, being too eager to push your car to the limits can also prove hazardous for other drivers. So, keep a tab on your speed at all times.

Keep an eye out for unpleasant weather
Roads are at their slickest almost immediately after a downpour as a lot of oily substances build up due to dripping engine oil and other fluids. When it rains, it brings these oils to the surface making it really slippery. In such a scenario, your car may start gliding or hydroplaning. The most important thing to remember is not to panic or slam on the brakes. Immediately lift your foot off the accelerator, keeping a firm grip on the steering, and let the vehicle glide until you feel your vehicle picking up traction. Also, if you are driving in a thunderstorm and visibility is poor, it makes sense to pull over and wait it out. You could also run the risk of getting struck by lightning, especially in wide open spaces or mountain roads, so stay in your car and pull off the road.

Timely maintenance
And last but not least, do remember that you can keep your car in perfect shape with proper service and timely maintenance.

Happy motoring!

 

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Chevrolet Spark wins again

JD Power AwardChevrolet Spark, the compact and spacious hatchback, has reaffirmed its status as one of the most loved cars in the Indian market. Little surprise, it recently came out tops at the India APEAL Study conducted by J.D. Powers.

The Spark ranked highest along with the Maruti Suzuki Estilo in the “Compact Car Segment” with a total score of 837. According to the car owners, it performs particularly well in the audio / entertainment / navigation and driving dynamics categories. The 2-Din music system with an integrated CD / MP3 Player comes with a USB port and auxiliary input jack letting you play your favourite music on the go. Power steering allows you to control the car with effortless ease. All of which makes the Spark a pleasure to drive in the city and is equally efficient on the highway as well.

The India APEAL Study, now in its 14th year, is an owner-reported measure of vehicles in India concerning the design, features, layout and performance of their car during the first two months of ownership. The study measures satisfaction across 10 performance categories with the vehicles being marked on an index score based on a 1,000-point scale, with the highest score indicating higher satisfaction.

 

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Let your car have a safe Holi

Holi blog imageThe sheer thought of Holi fills us with joy as the splashes of gulal and the mouth-watering taste of gujias takes over. But as much as this festival of colors excites us, it leaves very little to scare us about the upkeep of our belongings. Our dear car certainly qualifies to be one of the belongings that deserve extra care during this festival, for no one wants those non-descript blotches of color on their vehicle or those stylish seats absorbing colored water from your wet clothes. We bring you some quick tips to stay safe and take care of your car while you enjoy Holi:

  • One of the easiest ways to protect your car from color is to have it wax polished before Holi.
  • While driving, protect your car seats with plastic covers or old bed sheets to ensure that they don’t get stained. You can also put water proof plastic or equivalent material on the upholstery to avoid them getting dirty.
  • You can use gloves or wrap the steering wheel with polybags to ensure the color on your hands doesn’t transfer to the steering wheel of your car.
  • Carry adequate spare clothes and towels, in case you need to change.
  • A closed garage or a separate shaded parking area is a good idea to protect unsolicited splatter on the vehicle.
  • In case you park in the open, put a good body cover over your car to protect it from color.
  • Still if the car gets splashed, don’t panic. Try washing off the stains with water and a good car shampoo. Never scuff with a dry cloth; always use a wet one.  If the stains can’t be removed, don’t rub it too harshly and look for paint detailing (rubbing and polishing). All Chevrolet Authorised Workshops are equipped to offer these services.
  • Wearing rubber slippers during Holi can be a good idea as you can wash them before you enter your vehicle.
  • Avoid taking your car out on this day, hire a cab instead.
  • Enjoy the festival of colours – Have a safe and happy Holi (Don’t drink & drive).

 

These are just a few tips to keep your car safe and clean during this festival of colors. Now don’t miss the opportunity to play Holi is a fun and exciting new way on Facebook with the Chevrolet Rang De app. Go ahead, try it now here. http://www.facebook.com/chevroletindia/app_355246777912833?ref=ts

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Environmentally friendly cars

Environmentally-friendly-cars[19]With global warming becoming a major concern, and fossil fuel being steadily depleted, the hunt is on for sustainable fuel sources and the ideal green vehicle.

Environmentally friendly cars, also known as green vehicles are new genre of cars which have become a big trend over the past couple of years. The main attraction of these green vehicles is the fact that they have a fairly minimal impact on the environment with reduced air pollution and green house emission, thus helping people “reduce their carbon footprint”.

Green vehicles aren’t just limited to one particular type of fuel or energy source. Car companies and research organisations have been experimenting with all types of alternatives, with electric powered vehicles being one of the most popular. Besides Electric power, compressed-air, hydrogen and fuel-cell, neat ethanol, natural gas, clean diesel are also being studied and researched. Other sources of energy explored are blends of bio-diesel and ethanol fuel or gasohol.

Solar powered vehicles could well be the transportation of the future. The solar energy is trapped in solar panel placed on the top of the vehicle. Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert the Sun’s energy directly into electrical energy. So far, this type of energy has not been harnessed to its full potential and is much too dependent on the weather.

Wind-powered electric vehicles are another possibility – they primarily use wind-turbines installed at a strategic point of the vehicle, which are then converted into electric energy thus powering the vehicle.

Alternate green fuels will take time to develop, in the meanwhile conventional cars and even 2 wheelers are being made to strict quality standards that assure far more fuel efficiency than ever, especially when compared with the motoring era gone by.  In countries like India, Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Italy and China a sizable percentage of cars and public transport has shifted to CNG (Compressed natural Gas) engines.

At Chevrolet the alternate fuel vehicle that defines transportation of the future is the Chevrolet Volt. Imagine only hitting the gas station once a month. A fantasy? Far from it. In fact, Volt drivers who charge regularly are averaging 900 miles, or about a month between fill-ups.

With the extended range Volt, you don’t have to choose between electric or gas. You have the option of both. First is the advanced lithium–ion battery that allows you to drive gas-free for an EPA-estimated 38 miles. But Volt doesn’t stop there. There’s also an on-board gas generator that produces electricity so you can travel a total of 380 miles on a full charge and full tank of gas. Now that’s long-range savings.

One of the most awarded cars when it was launched in 2011, Volt also received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Add the 273 lb./ft. of low–end torque performance, stylish good looks, and all the high-tech amenities and you get a better understanding on how Volt is changing the way we drive.

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