Chevrolet’s new MPV, Sunshine was recently spotted testing somewhere in India with heavy camouflages. It is speculated that this new MPV is the one General Motors might bring to India sometime in future. Despite the camouflage, one can clearly figure out the Chevrolet badging from the image. Furthermore, it is rumoured that General Motors could be considering a vehicle from a Chinese manufacturer Wuling for Indian market.
The new MPV will be priced approximately between Rs 4-6 lakh. Thinking along the lines of which the potential rivals of the GM MPV would be, Mahindra Xylo is one powerful competitor that pops up in the mind. A new MPV from Maruti, the Ertiga is also expected to be in the similar price range. Coming back to the Wuling Sunshine MPV, we have absolutely no other information except for that this MPV is one of the best-selling vehicles in the Chinese car market. Now you will be wondering how a China bound vehicle come into the picture does.
It will be powered by a 1.3 litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat that is reliable, refined and economical instead of the small capacity petrol engines doing duty in the Chinese market. Chevrolet’s new MPV will be manufactured at the Halol plant in Gujarat, which also manufactures the Tavera MPV, Aveo twins, Cruze sedan.
Apparently, General Motors and the Wuling ties go back to sometime in the past, based on which GM India now plans to strike back. This new Wuling MPV will be a second utility vehicle after Chevrolet Tavera, which is the only other MUV offered in this price bracket. We will have to wait for the information from the horse’s mouth to get more clarity on the timelines for its launch and other specifications.
Source – BSMotoring