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  1. My friend is looking for a Body Kit for his Chevrolet Cruze. Where can I get it from? Is there any online reliable seller? Does it effect on the mileage of the car?
  2. Hi Guys, I’m writing this after failing to get my car’s series of mysterious issues rectified. Patiently used my car for 2.5 years with all these issues with 2-3 visits to the service every month with temporary rectifications… since 26 June 14 more than 6 months’ car remains in service. GM/ KHT service are is unsure about the car status, they themselves are puzzled and unaware about the cause of so many technical issues in the car, they claims the car is a running product and will get spoilt and will be further repaired, In other words, will frequent service station and remain unreliable forever. I requested them to drive the car for a few thousand KMs and rectify the car completely. But though they had the car with them multiple times in the first 2 years of purchase and in spite of having it in their service for last complete 6 months, they neither drove the car nor they took any corrective step. They just threw a 2 yr extended warranty and ask me to keep visiting when issues arise. Car – Chevrolet Beat LS Diesel Bought – Jan 2012 Driven – 36000 kms, between Jan 2012 till 26 June 14 Registration – KA 02 MG 316, Bangalore Series of Mysterious Issues listed below – with struggle and solution. 1. Toxic smell from AC a. Time - During first few weeks of purchase b. Time frame of struggle - many many visits and say two or three months c. How we arrived at the Remedy i. Visited trident service – was told, common in new car, so didn’t mind much. ii. Again few more visits to Trident service, and also to Front line service, no one was listening nor they had clue what’s it iii. Visited again to Trident, Spoke in person the AC mechanic of Trident service – “yours is new car Saab, is it your first car? So you don’t know, this is plastic smell”, so I promptly drove with the TOXIC AC REFRIGERANT LEAKING IN MY BRAND NEW CAR for another few thousands. iv. Unable to bear the toxic gas leak finally called the sales person (Raghavendra) who sold the car, he gave the contact of Mr. Naveen (service head Trident), Mr. Naveen (very busy with loads of cars from other old dealers who had closed selling Chevy had loaded at Trident service) told it’s fungus, and to switch off AC few min before parking car. v. Solution didn’t work - They asked show the smell when it was taken to service. But it never comes up when taken to service. vi. Many mails and finally asked Mr. Naveen to keep the car (full tanked) with him for his own personal daily use till he understood the problem; left the car at trident. Few days later I was told it would be rectified and after a few days of work on it, was told not to worry as the leaking evaporator or something was replaced. 2. Spanner light/ MIL coming once in a while a. Time – say it’s a Permanent gift by Chevy around 1st year end b. Since trident were not cooperative shifted to frontline , but still was not that comfortable, and tried KHT peenya service and settled there as I got some support . This issue of MIL was just once in a thousand kms. Was rectified as air filter issue or something, even then this issue were coming repeatedly but seen only for few mins, once in a month or so. 3. Tail lamp has water inside a. Water leakage into Tail lamp b. Tail Lamp Replaced done at KHT Peenya 4. Metal rubbing sound at front a. Time – an year after purchase b. Had to visit 3 times KHT to explain them the issue, few kms of road test. c. Finally they accepted its Front Shocks issue and would be changed under warranty. d. Material ordered, 15 days later one more visit to get Front Shocks replaced. 5.MIL light became frequent a. After 1.5 years of purchase b. Visited KHT service multiple times to get this rectified, have lost lots of time and patience doing so. c. They reset the ECU many times by connecting the laptop, but issue never solved, as they could not diagnose. 6.Whistle sound on pressing of clutch when car moving. a. After 1.5 years of purchase alongside the MIL Light permanently SWITCHED ON (Sl. No.2 & 5) b. Reduces after 2 months, which is on frequent visits for MIL Light. 7.Car loses grunt/ Pickup on highway 60 kmph onwards, feels dead and powerless. a. I requested them to check the Turbo and replace if defective b. But they blame the electrical/ sensors 8. Vibration sound in dash top left and driver door. a. Time- since purchase b. Never been able to rectify c. Lived with it considering it being a 3 pot diesel d. Finally got resolved after 2 years 3 months when car was for in KHT for MIL and power loss 9. Engine light starts glowing alongside issues Sl. No. 2, 5 & 7. a. Time – 2 year 3 months after purchase b. The instrument console had turned to a disco light say a serial set, with car behaving weird synchronized with the warning lights blinking. c. KHT Peenya suspected it to be air sensor issue two months ago. Had visited the service and car was used very less to avoid any further damage till the sensor arrived at the service. Finally the sensor was replaced but in just a day again the issue came up as is. d. After another few visits - Next they suspect electrical problem, so they decided to replace the complete wiring harness. Item ordered. e. Happy that KHT at least responded and asked to give the vehicle again for service again for few days gave it for service again on 26th of June 14, after few days I got a call that the turbo hose, turbo metal hose will be changed and the Electrical Wiring Harness ordered but was not replaced (as I had suspected about turbo). The car is still (26 June 2014 to till date) in service, they seem to have changed further parts but they are still not clear that the car won’t get rid of its series of mysterious issues. over and above they now they say the oil service has to be done every 75000 kms unlike the earlier promise of 15000 kms looks like there is some serious issue in my car
  3. These are the first spy shots with the next generation of the Chevrolet Cruze. Chevrolet has started testing the next-gen Cruze which will be launched in fall next year and will go on sale as a 2015MY. It will be the first model based on GM's new platform which could be called D2XX. This new architecture will underpin approximately 2.5 million compact cars and crossovers by 2018. General Motors previously stated the new Cruze will have "new exterior and interior styling, improved fuel economy and an improved interior compartment and more storage space." This all-new platform will be used for the next generation of the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Equinox, Opel Astra and others as well. There were some statements from GM officials, saying that it'll have 'Impala' inspired styling, but looking at this pics, it's not at all looking like the Impala! Do share your views on this! (Source - www.worldcarfans.com)
  4. Chevrolet has launched the Sail sedan with both petrol and diesel options. While petrol variants are priced from Rs 4.99 - 6.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the diesel variants are on offer from Rs 6.29 - 7.51 lakh. The Sail saloon is the second model in India from the GM-SAIC joint venture. The Sail saloon is powered by a 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel motor. The diesel motor comes mated to the F17 gearbox whose ratios are tuned specifically for India. The company's claimed fuel efficiency figures are 18.2kpl for the petrol and 22.1kpl for the diesel motor. The base trim-level comes with power steering, front power windows, power mirrors, tilt steering, a digital tachometer, engine immobilizer and a 12V power outlet. ABS and EBD come standard on all trim levels. The LS trim level adds full wheel covers, body coloured wing mirrors, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear power windows, central locking, audio system with Bluetooth and USB, rear parcel shelf and a driver airbag. The top-end LT trim comes with standard ABS and also adds features such as alloy wheels, leather gear knob, passenger airbag, speed sensitive autolock and keyless entry with remote. Available in seven colour options, the Sail saloon will come with a 3 year/1,00,000km warranty and 5 year/50,000km warranty on powertrain. Chevrolet has no plans to launch an automatic variant anytime soon. Read the Autocar India review here:http://forum.autocarindia.com/index.php?/topic/9233-aci-review-chevrolet-sail-sedan/
  5. Hi, I would like to know if it is worth to buy a Optra SRV which has a milage of 38000kms for 3L.. Also tell me wat are the things i should be looking for if im gonna get it. Thanks Shane
  6. The iconic Stingray name is back. Chevrolet took the covers of the 2014 Corvette at the Detroit Motor Show and has given it the Stingray name. The new Vette will be powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine churning out 450 bhp. Transmission will either be a 7 speed manual and a six speed auto box with paddleshifts. What do you feel? I think it looks hot Check out a full picture gallery here: http://www.autocarindia.com/Gallery/328747,new-2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-photos,1.aspx
  7. Chevrolet had stopped selling the Sail sedan and UVA earlier this month due to a problem in the 1.3 diesel motor. Chevy had also stopped the sales of the BSIII Tavera as well. These models experienced problems on the ‘Conformity of Production or confirmation of performance’ (COP) certification from ARAI when it inspected a few vehicles coming off the assembly lines and found the Tavera not meeting BS III emission norms. Similarly, the Sail engine was not able to achieve COP certification, experiencing quality issues in its engine. But now production is likely to be restarted according to Autocar Professional. Read the whole story here: GM India to restart Sail UVA,sedan and Tavera production
  8. Chevrolet has launched the Enjoy MPV in petrol and diesel. 1.4 petrol engine with 104 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque of 131 Nm @4,000 rpm. 1.3 diesel engine with 77.5 PS @ 4,000 rpm Torque 188 Nm @ 1,750 rpm Available in 4 variants and 7 and 8 seater configurations Offered in 6 colours Standard 3 year/1,00,000 km warranty. Chevrolet Promise on Enjoy 3 years or 45,000 kms (whichever is first) Prices are as follows: Petrol LS 8 Seater - 5.49 Lakhs LS 7 Seater - 5.54 Lakhs LT 7 Seater - 6.31Lakhs LTZ 7 seater - 6.99 Lakhs Diesel LS 8 Seater - 6.69 Lakhs LS 7 Seater - 6.75 Lakhs LT 7 Seater - 7.42 Lakhs LTZ 7 seater - 7.99 Lakhs Autocar India review of the Chevrolet Enjoy Pics from the event:
  9. Its always nice when manufacturers take an initiative by bringing out new schemes every now and then. It always makes a positive impact in the minds of customers thus building the brand as well. Chevrolet today announced the All India Chevrolet 'U First Camp' for Chevy owners all over the country. The Chevrolet 'U First Camp' will offer multiple services under one roof at all its 250 dealer workshops across India. Key points of the camp are: Free service check up. Discounts on spares and labour for all mechanical jobs undertaken during the camp. Free gifts to all customers who avail of the camp services. Speaking about the Chevrolet U First Camp, Mr. Rajesh Singh, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After-sales, General Motors India said, “Chevrolet closely tracks evolving customer preferences and prevailing trends. This camp is an effort by us to continue our endeavor in communicating Chevrolet’s service accessibility and low maintenance costs to present as well as prospective customers through the Free Service Check-up Camp. We have been conducting similar free service check-up camps at regular intervals to take care of our customers at their door steps.” Apart from the above the camp will also offer customers a facility to book a car or exchange their old set of wheels under the Chevrolet Certified Pre owned vehicles program. At the same time test drives of Chevy cars and finance/ loan options will also be offered. The whole range of Chevrolet cars will also be on display at the camp. Chevy has previously held such camps in various cities earlier as well. The Chevrolet 'U First Camp' details : Dates: April 19th - 21st 2013 (Friday to Sunday) Timings : Between 10 am and 5 pm
  10. Chevrolet may not have achieved much success with its original mid-size saloon for India, the Aveo, but it could have just the product to change things. The car in question is the all-new Sail, the saloon version of the Sail U-VA hatchback launched some months ago. We drove the car near General Motors’ plant in Talegaon near Pune and came away quite impressed. As can be seen, the Sail looks identical to its hatchback sibling right up to the B pillar. That means the styling is conservative, though the combination of its split grille, upswept headlamps and rising beltline look pretty neat. But while the Sail U-VA isn’t too attractive from the rear, the Sail saloon manages to look quite smart, with the nicely arced roof flowing smoothly into the neatly integrated boot section. The Sail is a proper saloon in that respect, and doesn’t have the truncated look of the sub-four-metre Maruti Swift Dzire, which will be among its chief competitors. The rear wheels, however, look a tad too small, and the rear overhang is a bit too pronounced. Styling at the rear is neat and simple, with the large triangular tail-lamps helping to distinguish it from the other mid-sizers. Boot space is pretty impressive, and what helps further is that the loading bay is well shaped and can easily accommodate two large suitcases. Sadly, the loading lip is a tad too high, the sill is slightly narrow and the rear seats don’t flip forward like they do in the hatch. Access to the Sail’s cabin is really convenient thanks to the wide-opening doors, but once inside, there’s some disappointment. The interiors are unchanged from the U-VA, so what you get is a cabin that lacks the premium look or feel of some other cars in this class. Plastic quality is only decent and the beige tones in the cabin make the Sail look a bit dull on the inside. The dashboard doesn’t look like anything out of the ordinary, although the protruding centre console is smart in its own right. What takes some getting used to are the power window switches, which are awkwardly positioned in front of the gear lever, and the small digital tachometer. The lift-type door locks are a bit old-school too, and you’re also likely to rue the absence of steering-mounted audio controls even on the top LT spec cars. Top variant Sails do get an audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming and telephony, however. Front seat comfort on the whole is good (though there’s no driver seat height adjustment or dead pedal), and visibility is nice too. Rear seat occupants will like the space on offer. There’s good knee room and headroom is also sufficient for anyone under six feet tall. What’s nice is that Chevrolet has softened the seat back cushion (a complaint on the Sail U-VA) and this has greatly enhanced comfort. As with the U-VA, the Sail comes with its fuel tank under the front seats, and this creates a natural footrest for the rear passengers – whether or not you like it is a matter of taste. This layout has also freed up some storage space under the rear seat, enough for a couple of soft bags. All in all, the Sail scores quite well in terms of space for smaller items, with a total of six bottle-holders (including two in the rear centre armrest) and a large recess just ahead of the gear lever. Like the hatchback version, the Sail is available with a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.3-litre diesel engine. We drove the 85bhp, 1.2 Smartech-equipped Sail first and liked the engine for its top-range pep. It’s a motor that’s quite comfortable at part throttle, but is unquestionably at its best in the 4000-6000rpm band. However, the engine is quite noisy and the sound gets quite intrusive above 3000rpm. What also takes away from the experience is the snappy, long-travel clutch. The five-speed gearbox on the petrol is also not that precise and is rubbery to use. The Sail diesel proved to be more impressive. The engine is the same 1.3 Multijet used on a wide array of cars in India, and in the Sail comes with a fixed-geometry turbo to produce 77bhp. Chevrolet’s engineers have done a great job to smoothen this engine’s power delivery. There’s decent power off boost, and even when the turbo comes in at around 2000rpm, the power doesn’t come in sharply like in a Dzire. The build of power is gradual and helps make the Sail easy to drive in city conditions. The smooth-shifting gearbox and fairly well-weighted clutch only help matters. Mid-range performance is good too, though the Sail doesn’t seem to have quite as much top-end grunt as the Dzire. We liked the Sail’s steering for the minimal effort it required at parking speeds, but were quite disappointed by how disconnected it felt when we ventured onto the highway. Surprisingly, straight-line stability is also not all that good, and calls for a firm hand on the wheel at all times. The petrol car’s steering does offer a little more by way of feedback, but even then it’s not really entertaining to drive. There’s plenty of roll around corners too. But if not for handling, you’ll definitely like the Sail for its ride quality. The suspension easily absorbs the worst of our potholes, while the 175/70 R14 tyres do a nice job of smoothening out smaller imperfections. It really is one of the best riding saloons around. On the whole, the Sail come across as a pretty interesting product. It looks smart, has a spacious cabin and a useable boot, and really impressive ride quality. In diesel avatar, the Sail seems well suited to city use and promises to deliver on the fuel economy front too, with an ARAI-test figure of 22.1kpl. The petrol Sail is not bad on this front either, with a claimed fuel economy of 18.2kpl. Were the petrol motor more refined and the cabin better finished, the Sail would have been an excellent all rounder. The problem is the Sail is up against some very stiff competition from the Maruti Swift Dzire, Mahindra Verito, Toyota Etios and Tata Manza. But if Chevrolet can price the Sail between Rs 6 lakh for the base petrol model and Rs 7.5 lakh for the top-end diesel, it could just have itself its first big mid-size saloon success.
  11. After cutting prices recently, Chevrolet has added a base variant to its 1.3L TCDi powered Sail U-VA Diesel. The base diesel is priced at Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi); that's a Rs. 1.1 lakh over the base petrol variant. I think this is a good move considering the U-VA hasnt really taken off. A base diesel might find its way with the yellow plate guys. This should do well as a fleet car or tourist vehicle.
  12. The Aveo U-VA never really took off when it was launched. It was a very ordinary car with dull interiors and poor plastics. Wasnt fun to drive either so eventually it failed to gather a good sales figure for GM in India. Now Chevy is back in a second innings with an all new hatchback the Sail U-VA. (The 'Sail' name reminds one of the Opel Corsa hatchback) It is actually going to be the first locally produced and re engineered for India Chinese car. From the pictures, the looks are not very modern or new age . It looks just like an ordinary hatch. The same can be said about the interiors. However the Sail is going to come with the option of a diesel engine which was missed in the Aveo U-VA. No prizes for guessing what powerplant it will use. Yes, its our National engine the Fiat 1.3 MJD. The petrol will have a 1.2 liter unit. With competitors like the Swift, Figo, Liva and the Micra, the Sail will surely have its work cut out. Do you think the Sail hatch will bring in the volumes for Chevrolet, something which the predecessor couldnt? Or will it turn out to be another sales dud?
  13. Hi There is little or no buzz about Sail Sedan.....yet I find that car somehow appealing. So when is it expected to launch and what will be its on road price? It it going to compete with entry level sedans(Etios...Verito...Dzire) or a little higher ones(Vento....Verna..etc) Sail Hatch starts at 5.3 lakh(on road-Mumbai) according to autocar so how much extra would its sedan version cost? My assumption 70k more for sedan version If launched at starting price(on-road) of 6lakh, sounds a perfect VFM Your Views please Live long and prosper!
  14. Hi Guys, Can anyone please tell me; is there any difference between Optra Magnum diesel LT 2007 and 2012 model (other than automatic climate control)? Any help will be appreciated. Thank You.
  15. Best D-Segmet Diesel Sedan

    Hi, I am planning to buy a new Diesel D-Segment Sedan... Well the choices are many like - Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla Altis Skoda Laura Volkswagen Jetta Renault Fluence But out of these I shortlisted the following: Hyundai Elantra 1.6L CRDI SX (M/T) 14.85 lakhs Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L VCDI LTZ (M/T) 14.77 lakhs Toyota Corolla Altis 1.4L D-4D 15.3 lakhs *ex showroom Delhi Now there were initially only the first two cars which i like but seeing the brand reliability of toyota, i considered Altis... VW and Skoda are too expensive and featureless and Fluence too is price and styling is too french which i dont like... From the above three which car should i go for? Main criteria: Fuel Efficiency, Features, Space & Comfort... Chevrolet cruze because of the sunroof has a headroom issue for which seats need to be lowered as its not comfy else... Elantra appeals by its style, features and tremendous space inside while altis is too old and dull... Also Elantra pampers me with ventilated seats, bluetooth & hell lots of features along with safety... Cruze offers less than elantra but one good feature i.e sunroof which creates headroom problem and altis looks too plain... Also i am wondering that many say cruze fuel efficiency is quite low around 10-12 in city... Which one should i go for?
  16. Guess this is the first ever undisguised image of the updated Spark. Styling is clearly inspired from the EV concept shown at the auto expo but somehow that looked better than this one. I find this personally a bit over done. Source: http://indianautosblog.com/2012/10/chevrolet-spark-facelift-spied
  17. Chevrolet has launched the new Captiva with a facelift and a new engine as well starting at Rs. 18.74 lakhs. However the new 2.2 litre 186.5 bhp diesel will be available on the AWD Automatic only and that comes at Rs. 24.59 lakhs Ex Showroom Delhi. I have always liked the Captiva as a car but somehow I feel this new one is a tad overpriced. Cant wait to try it out though. What do you guys feel? Will the new Captiva work at this price?
  18. Folks, which is the best budget hatch currently available in the country? The Tata Nano 2012 or the long-in-the-tooth Alto and Spark? I personally like the K10 and the way it drives but the interior and the 1990s styling now look a bit boring as compared to the fashionable new Eon which is again an okayish car with poor driving dynamics. What's your say?