‘Naza Sutera’ , Chevrolet ‘Epica’ a la India…. – 26128

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‘Naza Chevrolet ‘Epica’ a la India.


While Proton is in Pakistan, guess what car company is planning a foray the Indian subcontinent. Read on

One of the car manufacturers of Malaysia, Naza Manufacturing Sdn BHd, is keen on up an assembly plant in India to its small car the Sutera. The company to assemble and sell around cars here, a percentage of will also be exported to countries. Company officials met Nadu chief minister M in this regard.

Sutera, a which will compete the likes of the Indica, Santro and R is powered by a 1.1 litre DOHC 16 fuel injected engine makes over 65PS of and a max torque of 88Nm. The engine in is a Chinese-made unit based on a design. It is coupled to a 5-speed transmission, with the company working towards introducing an too.

Sutera’s design is one penned by but slightly modified by Naza the front reminding one of the previous Focus.

The design is punctuated triangles; the front indicators are so is the rear clear lens lamp assembly which reverse and indicator lights. The handles too have a triangle

Further, the car runs on 14-inch shod with 165/55-section but this is subject to change in in order to suit our conditions Suspension is McPherson struts and a trailing beam type at the which has been developed by Engineering. The same firm has helped tweak suspension on our own …Naza has however chosen to go in for a softer setting for Malaysia, will suit Indian conditions better as well.

at what good ole’ GM is for the indian market!!


General India will set up a 1,40,000 plant in Talegaon, near The plant will not only the much awaited Chevrolet but will also play a part as the production hub for GM Daewoo Technology (GM-DAT) future India will be part of global manufacturing resource, and the could go anywhere across the GM Asia-Pacific president Nick was quoted as saying.

The new plant has a ramp up possibility of short of 300,000 units to to both domestic and export

Besides the Spark, GMI will build the SUV Captiva and D-segment at the plant. In an earlier interview OVERDRIVE, Rajiv Chaba had that the Captiva and Epica only come by the end of 2007 or 2008. This is also the when the Pune facility be ready to roll out cars.

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The Spark too would be made at eventually, but the production of the car will at Halol soon.

The Captiva take on the likes of the Honda the Hyundai Tuscon and possibly the Fortuner if it does make its way to by then. The GM SUV be available with a common rail diesel and a petrol engine.

As for the Epica, the car compete for market share the Honda Accord and Hyundai’s It will share its diesel with the Captiva, though in a state of tune. Further, a good possibility that the might be an export hub of sorts for the two besides the Spark.The Spark in the time would initially be at the Halol facility and the production then be shifted to the Pune in 2008.

The 120-acre plant finally, have a robotised body and employ 1000 workers. An assembly plant is not part of the phase, however.


Ford India is on a roll. The of the Fiesta has stunned both and the company alike, with sales of the car touching 2000 consistently since its launch. The diesel variant accounts for 50 per cent of these sales. In a bid to upon this success, has launched a cheaper variant of the model.

Badged the Exi and priced at Rs lakh ex-showroom Delhi, it is between Hyundai’s Accent CRDi and Accent CRDi

The price cut means the new model away with features the Zxi variant, like all round windows and a music system others.

“The TDCi-powered Diesel EXi with the smoothest and diesel engine in its class dramatically change customers’ about the traditional diesel said Scott McCormack, president, marketing, sales and Ford India said in a Ford had earlier this launched a Zxi variant of its 1.4-litre engined Fiesta after complained of hand-me-down interiors.

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