General Motors launches the new Chevrolet Matiz

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It looks closer than ever. GM has launched the model, which should land up next year in India as the Chevrolet Matiz (or Spark) at the Geneva Salon. It is quite different from the original Daewoo Matiz, which was a favorite amongst its owners in India. It would let GM enter the big volume segment of small cars in India as they struggle to sell large numbers of their relatively expensive models.On the other hand, it would bring back the memories of the beloved Matiz to the Indian automobile lovers. It was made possible after General Motors took over Daewoo sometime back. The car however is based on the platform on which the original model was manufactured. The size is relatively similar though the front of the car has new outlook to give it a fresh outlook.GM is offering the car in the competitive markets of Europe with two engine options in 800cc and 1000 cc model. However, India should get the 1-liter model considering the competition from Hyundai Santro, Maruti Zen/Wagon R is quite potent to this little beauty from GM. Impressively the engine range for Matiz is Euro-4 compliant, which means that the car is quite ready for the future pollution emission standards. In fact, Daewoo cars were capable of passing the pollution norms of today when it was first launched in India way back in the 1990s. This tells the technological advancements Daewoo had but failed to capitalize in huge markets such as India. GM with all their financial assets and expertise in managing the corporations can make it big provided they can price the car right when it is launched in India!
 

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