Chevrolet Spark might be M3X and not Matiz
Daewoo Matiz fans (like me!) have been waiting for this car since a very long time. It was disheartening to see such a wonderful car losing grounds to Hyundai Santro and the likes just because of the poor marketing strategy of Daewoo. And in the later days, the company just went down badly and was sold to GM of the United States.
GM has in turn planning to launch that small bubbly car again in India where it lacks a small car to sell in big numbers. And it is planned for a 2005 launch under the brand name of Chevrolet Spark. And reports in media say that instead of releasing the updated version of Matiz, which had Porsche styled headlights, they are considering launching a slightly bigger model codenamed M3X.
It should be using the same 1 liter engine that powers Matiz in other markets and would provide a potent weapon to GM to compete with local manufactures like Maruti Zen, Wagon R and of course the market leader Santro. By then we should also have Suzuki Swift, while Hyundai Getz is already here. For them, GM plans to bring in Chevrolet Aveo.
Great year to look forward to…