General Motors launches LPG run Chevrolet Spark in Mumbai

June 10th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, June 10 (ANI): General Motors India launched the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) version of its popular small car Chevrolet Spark here on Tuesday.

The LPG version is GM India’s first clean-burning liquefied natural gas car in India, built at company’s plant at Talegaon in Maharashtra.

Apart from the eco-friendly aspects on account of lesser emission, the LPG version of the Spark is set to offer a low running cost while retaining its inherent features of well-equipped small hatchback.

“Here in India it’s been the growth for Chevrolet. Last year we sold 32,000 Sparks. We are very pleased to bring this version of the Spark, which is the LPG version. So we step into alternative fuels. The great thing about this is that it’s a modern technology. It’s a direct injection into the cylinder which gives the consumer a really comfortable ride,” Karl Slym, President and Managing Director, General Motors India.

The factory fitted LPG kit gives an average of mileage of 350 kilometres for the full cylinder.

GM India has already indicated that it remains unhampered by the insolvency filed by its parent company in the US and the Indian arm shall continue to function with more launches by the end of the year.

“We have launched this car. We will be launching Chevrolet Cruz in a few months and another car by the end of this year. So its good that everyone can see physically the businesses is usual and GM India’s plans remain solid,” Karl Slym added.

The Chevrolet Spark LPG version is priced at rupees 3,52,00. (ANI)

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