The prospect of GM bringing a low cost MPV to the Indian market under the brand name of Chevrolet was being deliberated for a long time and there seems to be recent confirmed news regarding this. BS Motoring has reportedly caught the to-be-launched MPV on test with temporary registration number plates. The front and the rear although camouflaged is not much hard to picture. GM has an alliance with the Chinese company Wulling that makes the largest selling vehicle in China, the MPV called Sunshine and it will be launched in India soon.
The new MPV will be positioned strategically by the company in the market to compete against Mahindra’s Xylo and the most popular Toyota Innova. The new MPV with is Chinese roots is definitely going to come cheap in the market and if all goes well, should definitely grab some market share and give its competitors a run for their money. GM also has a good portfolio of diesel engines with itself and will likely plonk in the 1.3-liter engine that is reliable and economical rather thanking the small capacity petrol engines with which the car is offered in the Chinese markets. Also, with the recent turn towards love for diesels by the customers such a move surely will help the company to get some good sales volumes.
Source – BSMotoring