Chevrolet to phase out Optra Magum and Aveo twins soon
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- 02:21 pm, June 29, 2012
General Motors will also launch a range of new models by the end of this year.
The Chevrolet Optra Magnum has been around for too long. The Optra Magum with 2.0-litre turbo diesel is the biggest in its class, but somehow with the dated styling and also due to serious completion this car never really took-off in the Indian market. It has been about 10 years that the Optra is been offered here and the sedan has reached the absolute end of its model life cycle. The Aveo sedan and the Aveo U-VA have a very similar story to tell, just that their numbers are far poorer than that of the Optra.
Now that GM is looking increasing its market share in India by launching range of new models, it is high time that these age-old models are phased out. There won’t be any immediate replacement for the Optra sedan, though the new Chevy seven-seater MPV with their Chinese partner SAIC, the Enjoy, will slot-in the price bracket of the C-Segment sedans. However, the Aveo sedan and the U-VA hatchback will get a direct replacement. The new SAIL sedan and hatchback will replace the Aveo twins in the next few months. The company will offer all new diesel engines for the premium Sail hatchback and also the sedan making them lot more lucrative than their predecessors. Apart from above, General Motors will also launch Spark facelift by the end of this year.
In the last couple of days GM launched the new Captiva facelift and the updated version of the D-segment sedan. The Cruze; while the Tavera facelift arrived earlier in the year.
First Published on 02:21 pm, June 29, 2012
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