The Chevrolet Aveo CNG is the second car in its class with a CNG option
GM India introduced a CNG variant for its mid-sized car the Chevrolet Aveo. The Aveo CNG was launched at a function at Ahmedabad by Mr Karl Slym, President and MD GM India. Priced at Rs. 6,26,645 ex-showroom Delhi the Aveo becomes the second car in the mid-sized segment after the Hyundai Accent to go with the CNG option.
GM introduced the Aveo a few years back but off late this particular model has seen a dip in sales. The Aveo initially was launched in 2 engine options ie 1.4 and 1.6 Petrol and now has the CNG version. This version uses the 1.4 (1399cc) VGIS engine that makes 94 bhp and 127nm of torque. GM claims that there is no power loss or any performance fall on the CNG Aveo. CNG cars tend to loose a bit of their performance when running in CNG mode – we will see if that is noticeable in the Aveo when we do a full review of the Aveo CNG.
Although CNG cars and 3-wheelers are on Indian roads since long, the fuel is not yet available across the country – so traveling to any place far away, you might end up running on petrol fuel after all.
CNG is regarded as a greener and very efficient fuel. GM claims the milage figures of close to 50 per cent more than the Aveo petrol sedan and 25 per cent more than a Diesel powered car from the same segment.
The Chevrolet Aveo CNG uses an Italin CNG kit which GM claims to be the best and the most advanced available.
The CNG Aveo retains the much-acclaimed GM 3 year/1000,000 kms unconditional service warranty which has become a benchmark in the Indian automobile market now.
GM recently also launched the latest generation Aveo in some countries and it was rumored that the Indian Aveo would also get an change soon. Guess we will have to wait a bit longer for that.
The Chevrolet Aveo now has an advantage over its rivals as none have an CNG version except the Hyundai Accent which we believe is at the end of its life span. The Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Tata Indigo Manza and the Fiat Linea are the Aveo’s rivals in the mid-size segment.
Recently, GM has hit an all time high in sales thanks to the popular Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Beat and the Spark backed by the brilliant service warranty. A lot many new models can be expected from the American giant in this year.
The other models from GM India, apart from the Aveo, include the Chevrolet Spark and Beat hatchback cars, UV-A, Tavera MPV, Optra and Cruze sedans, and the Captiva SUV.
1.4 CNGAveo Tech Specs
- VGIS Engine
- Cylinders 4
- Displacement (cc) 1399
- Max Power (ps) 94
- Torque (nm) 127
- Kerb Weight (Kg)1095
- CNG Kit – Italian
- Suspension FrontMcPherson StrutRearTorsion Beam
- Dimension (mm) Length 4310
- Width 1710
- Height 1505
- Wheelbase 2480
- Wheel & Tyre 185/60 R14
- Price Rs. 6,26,645 (ex-Delhi)
- Warranty 3 years/1000,000kms