General Motors donates Chevrolet Cruze sedan to students of SVNIT: Launch price for 2012 Rs 13.85 lakhs onward in Indian auto market
A Chevrolet Cruze has been donated by General Motors to enable students of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat to carry out certain experiments….
Mr. P Balendran, Vice President of General Motors, India was sure that the vehicle will benefit the students of the institute in a big way. Engineering students will be able to study the technology involved, assemble and disassemble various parts and get a clear understanding of the vehicle equipment and machinery with better hands on experience. Besides students, faulty will also benefit in a way that they will be able to demonstrate engine technology to the students in better detail.
General Motors has also just launched their next generation SUV Captiva 2.2 AT AWD in India. The vehicle is priced between Rs.18,74,062 and Rs.24,59,000 – ex showroom New Delhi. The SUV is a 2.2 liter diesel engined vehicle offering 186.5 bhp at 3800 rpm and 424 Nm torque at 2000 rpm offering comfortable seating facility for 7 persons with a 1565 liter cargo space. This week General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in the Indian auto market for Rs 13.85 lakhs. Price upto Rs.15.67 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi for variants.
News release: GM India donates Chevrolet Cruze to SVNIT Surat
Car to be used for experiments by students of the institute
As part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility activities, General Motors India (GM India) today donated a Chevrolet Cruze as a goodwill gesture to Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat at a simple function held at the institute premises. The keys of the vehicle were handed over to the Director of the Institute Dr. P.D. Porey by Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President General Motors India in the presence Mr. Rakesh Mehta, Director Human Resources, Mr. Niraj Chaturvedi, Division Manager and other company officials. Others present on the occasion included Deans, Heads of various departments and other officials and students of the institute. SVNIT which is one of the prominent institutes of the country will use the car for demonstration in class rooms, laboratories, workshops and to carry out experiments by B.Tech and M.Tech students of the institute.
“Our association with the institute goes a long way as we keep visiting SVNIT Surat for campus placements at regular intervals. By donating a vehicle to the institute, we believe it will help budding engineers to understand the technology used in the vehicle in great detail. The faculty and students will have the opportunity to disassemble and reassemble various sub-systems of the car for understanding the technology used in Chevrolet Cruze. The institute will also demonstrate the sub-systems & parts used in Chevrolet Cruze in classrooms, laboratories or workshops to facilitate the study, said Mr P Balendran, Vice President, GM India. The initiative is part of GM India’s endeavor to be a responsible corporate citizen. The company has been involved in various developmental and donation activities over the years,” added Mr. Balendran
Speaking on the occasion, Dr P.D. Porey, Director SVNIT Surat said, “GM India’s initiative will go a long way in benefiting our students. B.Tech and M.Tech students of the institute will get to learn the fundamentals of IC Engines and Automobile Engineering in a better way. This will also give the faculty members an opportunity to demonstrate the engine technology in detail to the students, added Dr. Porey.
It may be recalled that GM India and Gujarat Government has announced a new partnership programme recently to introduce an advance course in Automobile Painting Process and Techniques at the Industrial Training Institute at Tarsali. The Advance Course in Automobile Painting Process and Techniques will provide professional qualification in a key aspect of vehicle manufacturing to students. The course is part of the private-public partnership programme created following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between GM India and the Gujarat government on 14 July 2008. GM India – which operates a vehicle manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat – has also helped the Tarsali ITI upgrade its infrastructure to provide a stronger learning environment for the students as part of our ongoing corporate social responsibility activities.
General Motors India has been at the forefront of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It has provided relief to victims of natural disasters, helped renovate and repair homes of those in need, and carried out health-care and health education programs. In addition, it has promoted environmental protection through programmes aimed at reducing energy and water consumption, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, eliminating waste, promoting recycling and investigating the use of bio-diesel fuel.