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GM India To Launch Chevrolet Cruze

By Motortrend India Staff   |   28 September,2009

GM India is going to launch the new mid-size sedan, Chevrolet Cruze on October 12. The small car Chevrolet Beat is expected to soon follow the Cruze.

Reportedly, GM first unveiled the Chevrolet Cruze at the Paris Motor show. In India, Cruze will be pitted against Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, and Toyota Corolla which are also positioned in the upper midsize segment.

The Chevrolet Cruze is expected to come in two variants, manual and automatic, but only with the diesel engine, lifted from the Captiva. The car would have more than 50% localisation and will be rolled out from its Halol facility in the Indian state of Gujarat.

P. Balendran, vice president of General Motors India, said: "We are gearing up to launch Chevrolet Cruze on 12th October'09. Initially we'll offer a diesel version and then we'll offer the petrol version. A sizeable chunk of auto parts, including the engine will be sourced from GM's South Korean plant."

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