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

Delhi To Mussoorie Roadtrip Travel Log

MountainsWhen Delhi gets hot, the clever get going!

For those living in the capital, on the weekends in the searing heat, most roads lead to Mussoorie. Though just 283 kms away from each other, the climate is radically different. While Delhi simmers, Mussoorie has a soft, cool breeze that is all set to greet you!

There are two routes that you can take to reach this tranquil hill station in the state of Uttaranchal. While the first goes via Dehradun, the other will be slightly longer, going through Haridwar and Rishikesh.

While fog can be reasonably dense in the winters, summers are pleasant.  Try to start early in the morning so that you can cross Meerut by 7.30 a.m. and avoid the build-up of traffic. The roads are fairly well laid out and umpteen dhabas and restaurants lie along the way.

However, the best idea is to eat in Delhi, before you start out. Once you’ve crossed Meerut, the routes will split and you can make a decision based on the time at hand.

Once you’re there, you have plenty to see and experience in this alpine wonderland. You can visit the newly developed Lake Mist and Mussoorie Lake if you feel like doing a bit of boating. For those who like a little history, there’s the Sir George Everest house and Cloud End. But let’s not spoil the fun. Why don’t you discover some places for yourself! There’s a lot to visit.

As a matter of safety, please try to drive during the day because the roads are not very safe during the night. Additionally, lack of proper lighting might hamper your speed.

Ensure that your vehicle is in serviced condition because though the distance isn’t too much, it can get rough on your vehicle, given the terrain.

So pack up. Rev up. And get going! Beat the heat!

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Chevrolet lends a helping hand at Sankalp School

Sankalp1Disha, the women’s council founded by the female employees of GM India Headquarters at Gurgaon, recently made an effort to educate and help children who do not have means to proper education. Members from the team took it upon themselves, not only to teach the students of Sankalp School, but also cleaned and washed the classrooms as a kind gesture.

Apart from these efforts, Team Disha put up banners and posters regarding road safety and traffic rules inside each classroom and also placed wall-clocks in them. In all these activities, they were enthusiastically supported by Sankalp, an NGO working to give underprivileged children a chance to become successful in life.

Commenting on the initiative, President and MD, GM India, Mr. Lowell Paddock said, “As part of society, it is very important that we develop sensitivities towards such grave issues faced by others and make contributions as per our capabilities for the betterment of the underprivileged members of our society. Children are the future and it’s our duty to nurture them and educate them so that tomorrow we have a more enlightened and healthy society.”

GM India has been involved in a number of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities since its establishment. These include renovating and repairing shelters and houses for the economically challenged, hosting road safety awareness programs, mobility and philanthropy-related activities, community development programs, AIDS awareness drives and others in and around the plants at Talegaon and Bangalore.

We, at Chevrolet, are proud of Disha and together promise to keep working so that the less fortunate have a brighter tomorrow.

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Mumbai to Goa Road Trip Travel Log

goa-blogTotal Distance: 550 kilometers (Approximately)

Travel Time: 9 hours (Approximately)

Welcome to the land of no schedules!

Sandy beaches. Soaring tides. Country music. Shacks. Gourmet cuisine. And a perpetual air of anticipation. That’s the magic of Goa. It’s the perfect retreat when you want to escape the maddening city life. Little wonder then that Goa has become the favourite weekend destination for people from the financial capital of India – Mumbai, a quintessential megalopolis.

What makes Goa an even more sought-after destination is the drive.

Making a turn from Panvel, the most picturesque route you can take is the NH-17. While the birds do an aerial ballet to welcome you and the trees sway, in perfect synchronization, an entirely new aspect of nature!

The little towns on the way, Kolad, Indapur and Mangaon, make the drive a lot more convenient, with facilities such as ATMs and stores to stock up on everything you may need.

Once past these towns, it’s back to the road. A number of little food joints dot the road and most of them have surprisingly good food! Once here, you can sit down, stretch your legs and basically, take a break. Because very soon you’ll be in the land of strawberries, Mahabaleshwar. Bright red and delicious. That’s the kind of strawberries you find here.

After you’ve devoured your fill of strawberries and packed up enough, get set for Kashedi Ghat, arguably the most scenic ghat on the entire journey. Stop over for a bit and take in a whiff of the fresh air and a long gaze at the visual delight. But don’t get too lost because it’s getting dark and you need to find a place to stay.

The de facto place for travelers is Chiplun. Cozy and comfortable. But if you want to spend the night in the arms of nature, head to Sangameshwar. Get a good night’s rest and start early the next day for a journey that’s a delight behind the wheel. Winding roads with stupendous views with raging torrents and gentle streams rushing alongside.

Staying on course you’ll reach a little town called Kudal. Once here, take a detour to Tarkali beach. From here, through the inner roads, Goa is about 100 kms. This last leg of your journey will take you on fairly deserted roads that run next to the coast. Before you know it, you’ll be in Goa!

Glorious cathedrals and stories attached to them will make your jaws drop. And if you’re a foodie, welcome to paradise! The variety is mind boggling! From pure non-vegetarians to absolute vegetarians, there something to make everyone’s mouth water. But if you’re the kind that neither has an interest in history nor  love for food, Goa still offers a choice of an eternally buzzing party circuit and lazy days on beach beds.

In fact, such is the popularity of the destination that there have been three films named after it. The first was a 1972 production called Bombay to Goa, starring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Mehmood and Aruna Irani. The second, a namesake of the first was released in 2007 and featured Sunil Pal, Vijay Raaz and Asrani. And the third, recently released Go Goa Gone.

So if you haven’t been to Goa yet, you really should. And if you already have, then you know it’s a place that demands another visit. Either way, the weekend is approaching. So pack up and get going! Happy driving!

 

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Chevrolet India empowers Women

Self DefenseDisha, an exclusive all-women group at the Chevrolet India headquarters, recently got together and organized a ‘Self Defence’ initiative to train women on how to boost self defence techniques. The one day program was held especially to teach situational awareness in these crucial times where safety is the utmost requirement.

Among the things that were taught were how to protect oneself in a moving vehicle apart from techniques on how to apply chokes and holds in panic situations. In case of a knife or gun attack, how to defend oneself was also inculcated.

The enthusiasm shown by the ladies was inspiring – with many keen to pass on these tips to others. At Chevrolet, Disha, is 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 full support of all Chevrolet India employees, the initiative was a roaring success.

Chevrolet has always been proud of their women employees and seeing them take such an initiative has been truly overwhelming. So, stay safe and stay protected.

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Night Driving Tips

Night-safety-tips[2]Cool temperatures, empty roads, minimal traffic – driving at night is always a pleasure. No pun intended but it has a dark side to it. Night driving has been known to increase the chances of an accident by as much as 300%. Apart from limited visibility, fatigue also impacts concentration levels to a great extent. Here are some tips drivers should adhere to, to ensure optimum safety.

Ninety percent of a driver’s reaction depends upon vision – which is severely limited at night. Hence extra caution is a necessity. Drivers should always be wary of this fact and make sure they don’t break any traffic rules. Changing lanes on an empty road may seem easier, but one should still signal their intent to do so before making such a maneuver as we can never be sure of any vehicle in the dark.

Darkness gravely dampens our judgment of maintaining a minimum safe distance from other vehicles. The decreased reaction time makes it a necessity to maintain greater distance between vehicles at night.

Most speed limits are set as per day driving conditions. At night, they are relatively relaxed. But that should never be taken for granted. Higher speed means less time to react and even lesser room to brake. Hence, abiding the speed limit at night is always the sensible thing to do.

Overtaking at night should be avoided due to the lack of proper visibility. However, if it is necessary, overtake only after signaling.

Most drivers use a high beam while driving at night. The perception: a better, wider view. But the reality is far from that. High beams tend to produce glare which hampers the vision of oncoming traffic and often leads to fatal accidents for both passengers.

Windshields may appear clean during the day but reveal stains that can cause glare at night. Using a moist newspaper to clean the windscreen is recommended before driving at night. You could also use a cotton or microfiber cloth for the same purpose.

Minor safety tips like this, if employed, can be very helpful in keeping you secure and protected while driving at night. Following them isn’t the hardest thing to do. Stay safe!

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Chevrolet Beat wins yet again

Beat Design Award ImageThe Chevrolet Beat, India’s most fuel efficient diesel hatchback, just cannot stop winning admiration from experts in the automobile industry.

The compact little city car was recently awarded at the India Design Mark – 2013. The award is a tribute to the fact that Beat offers the best to its customers when it comes to product design. This is just one of the features that make this vehicle such a winner and one of the leading hatchbacks in the country today. This surely is a testament to just how good a car it really is!

The India Design Mark is a design standard which signifies excellence in form, functionality, quality, safety, sustainability and innovation in a product. Along with these, it also communicates that it is usable, durable, aesthetically appealing and socially responsible.

The specialists are already impressed with the Chevrolet Beat. Now, it’s your turn. Head down to your nearest dealer and take it for a spin. We’re sure you’ll love it!

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Chevrolet celebrates with Manchester United

Man U Blog Image Ver5What a night! What an occasion! A euphoric time for everyone present at the exclusive Manchester United #IAMUNITED party held at Blue Frog, New Delhi on Sunday, May 12, 2013. It isn’t just a football club rather a cult that has thrived for over a century. It doesn’t have fans, it has fanatics. It’s the world’s most popular sports team – Manchester United. As the official automotive partner for Manchester United, we are proud to be the driving force behind this legendary outfit. We, at Chevrolet, take pride in our association with Manchester United, and celebrating the club’s victory of the Barclay’s Premier League title on May 12, 2013 was a great moment for us!

A match to be won. A trophy to be lifted. And two legends set to bid adieu to the world of football. The stage was set for an extraordinary night. Chevrolet, held a hugely popular online quiz to select 30 recipients of 10 VIP and 50 standard passes to the exclusive party held by Manchester United to celebrate the occasion. The contest was closely contested and the select winners got to join the fun and excitement.  It was an evening filled with revelry and the army of Red Devil supporters packed the place to capacity.

As if celebrating the Barclays Premier League victory with a group of Manchester United fans wasn’t enough, Manchester United legend, David May, joined us to celebrate in Delhi. The highlight of the night was David May revealing a replica of the Barclay’s Premier League trophy which he pulled out from the newly launched Chevrolet Enjoy. The fans grabbed the opportunity to be photographed with the legend and the trophy.

This spectacular night reached another highpoint when Manchester United scored in the dying minutes of the match, a fitting tribute to one of the greatest managers the game has ever seen, Sir Alex Ferguson.

The mood was electric and the fans partied like true champions. The 30 lucky winners of the Chevrolet Manchester United Fan Party Contest had the time of their lives and went back with memories that they will cherish forever – just like us!

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Chevrolet Enjoy Launched!

Enjoy Launch Blog ImageFeel the buzz and energy around? Well, that’s because the Chevrolet Enjoy has finally hit the road. And you have every reason to be excited!

Chevrolet’s latest technological marvel has been unveiled at a spectacular ceremony. After endless man-hours of comprehensive research and meticulous attention to detail, we are proud to present the game-changing MPV.

Designed to provide room for all your dreams and aspirations, with 2nd and 3rd row seats having ample leg room, head room and shoulder space, the Enjoy promises fantastic drives every time. And when you add premium features like Theatre Style Seating, Height Adjustable Driver Seat and Standard Dual AC, you’re all set to be pampered in one of the most spacious and comfortable cars in its segment.

Space is not the only characteristic of the Chevrolet Enjoy that will leave you awe-struck. With features like the Chevrolet Gold Bowtie in the Chrome Surround Three-dimensional Grille and Leaf Style Fog Lamps, its classy yet dynamic styling will surely get heads turning.

And there’s more! With an option of the 1.4l SMARTECH Petrol Engine or the 1.3l SMARTECH Turbocharged DOHC Diesel Engine, you have the power to stay ahead of the rest.

So whether it’s a zippy drive in the city or a leisurely getaway to your favorite destination, every journey will be a memorable one in the Chevrolet Enjoy. So hurry up, book your test drive today and experience the Enjoy-ment first hand. All at the starting price of Rs. 5.49 lakhs*.

We’re also delighted to announce the success of the Chevrolet Enjoy Voyage Contest which saw enthusiastic participation from all across the country. The grand prize, a brand new Chevrolet Enjoy, was won by Mr. Krishna Prasath from Coimbatore. Congratulations on your new car!

 

*Ex-showroom price Delhi

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Party with the champions of England

Man U Post Image20th English league title – 13th Premier League Title – one team – Manchester United!

After a closely fought campaign last season, Manchester United did what they do better than anyone – bounced back and reclaimed what a city thought was theirs for keeping. We, at Chevrolet, are proud to be the official automotive partners of the 2012-2013 Barclays Premier League Champions.

With the trophy set to be presented on 12th May at Old Trafford after the match against Swansea City, there’s only one thing left to do for Red Devils fans – party.

We’re giving you the chance to be part of this historic moment and revel in the glory of this magnificent club! There are 60 free passes to be won for the #IAMUNITED party at Blue Frog, New Delhi on 12th May. And guess what? Apart from a night full of swashbuckling fun, you also get to meet United legend Dwight Yorke.

All you have to do is answer a few questions about your favourite football club and you could be one of the lucky few to be part of this fun extravaganza.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Chevrolet India’s Manchester United Application and participate now! If you’re a die-hard Manchester United fan, this party is the place to be at.

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Car Safety Tips for Children

Child-safety with SAIL fullGoing out for a trip with your children is always an enjoyable experience. But ensuring their safety in the car while you drive can be hard at times. With you having to concentrate on the task of driving, it is difficult to keep a check on them at all times. And keeping them pre-occupied is harder than you think. Here’s what you can do to keep your kids as safe as possible, while in a car.

  • Never seat your baby in the front seat.
  • Use an infant or convertible seat. This way you know that your baby is secure and comfortable. Buy the right car seat, install it properly and use it the right way.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car or around cars as well.
  • Children below the age of 12 should be seated in the back seat for additional safety.
  • Make a habit of always opening the back door every time you reach your destination to make sure you haven’t left your child behind.
  • Use your kid’s favorite toy to keep them pre-occupied and comfortable for as long as possible.
  • Before leaving, secure all loose or sharp items that may hurt your child.
  • Kids love to touch things so engage the cars’ child safety lock while the vehicle is moving.
  • Driving and childcare can’t happen at the same time. In case your child needs attention, pull over and stop the car first.
  • Try not putting anything at the rear window of the car, something could fall off and hurt your child.
  • Always carry water and snacks. This is not only a safety precaution, but ensures they always have something to eat.
  • Take your child’s favorite music along. They are more than happy to sing along, keeping them happy and de-stressed.
  • If you’re going on a long journey, make frequent stops to let them out and stretch a little.

So there you go, these are amongst many handy tips that would surely be helpful, not only keeping your child safe, but keep you concentrated on the road while driving as well. Because, when it comes to children, SAFETY FIRST.

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