American car manufacturer, General Motors is working on a new Chevrolet compact SUV these days. This rumor came into the market when Opel revealed its compact SUV, called Mokka at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. General Motors has recently created some design patent pictures of mini crossover that have been leaked by a French magazine. These pictures reveal the truth of a stunning compact crossover that somewhat resembles with another Chevrolet SUV, the Captiva and has some impressions of the Mokka comact crossover as well. The Mokka would be sold as the Vauxhall Mokka crossover in some selected auto-markets, but for the Indian markets this SUV would not carry the Opel or Vauxhall badge.
India is considered as a SUV loving place and with the kind of response that Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster received in the country, a lot of perspective buyers have shown up. Renault Duster was unveiled in India at the 11th Auto Expo and is expected to arrive by the end of this year. With such a lucrative condition for SUVs in the Indian car market, it would be a bit dim of GM if it misses out on the opportunity. It seems that GM will offer this new Compact SUV in both 4WD and front wheel drive options. Also this SUV is expected to have the same platform as Opel Mokka. Under the hood, Chevrolet Compact SUV might come powered with 1.4 litre of petrol engine same which is present in Chevrolet Sail sedan.
The diesel engine will come from Chevrolet Enjoy, which means the 1.3 litre of Fiat Multi-Jet engine. There is no word on the pricing till now, but this Compact Chevrolet SUV might fall into the price range of below Rs. 10 lakh. The new Chevrolet Compact SUV will fit in five adults comfortably and would be 4.3 meters in length. However, the survival of Chevrolet compact crossover would not be that easy in India, because when GM would launch it on the Indian shores, it would have rivals like Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Mahindra Mini Xylo running on streets. And even, Maruti may also unveil its compact crossover XA Alpha.
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Patent Pictures Source – Automobile Magazine