Greater Noida: General Motors India today at the Auto Expo announced that it will launch an all-new four-door notchback in 2017 called Chevrolet Essentia.
The new model headlines Chevrolet's plan to increase its presence on Indian roads by tackling the fiercely competitive A-segment with an "exiting new car that recognises the need for a traditional, but richly appointed notchback".
Notchback is a styling term describing a car's body style. The Indian unit of the US-based auto major also showcased a soft-roader concept based on the platform called Chevrolet Beat Active.
"We are heading into a new era with new generation products that will catapult Chevrolet brand in India, giving consumers vehicles that have never been seen in the market," said GM India President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem.
The cars are built on the carmaker's earlier promise to launch a new multipurpose vehicle, Chevrolet Spin in 2017. Both the cars will come with state of the art connectivity and technology including Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Chevrolet's latest MyLink infotainment system, he said.