Chevrolet Optra Magnum in India
A smart looking saloon that now has a Clint Eastwood style ‘Magnum’ badging and a dynamo of a two-litre common rail diesel engine to justify this tag, the energetic and fuel-efficient engine has infused fresh interest in the Optra and given this comfortable and competent saloon a new reason to exhibit its many attributes like a spacious and well finished cabin, good ride, sound handling and a substantial boot. The feature list is also very extensive and higher end versions come equipped with goodies like sunroof and leather upholstery. Two petrol engines (1.6 and I.8) are also available.
Available in a price range of 7.36 lakhs to – Rs 9.36 Lakh, the Chevy Optra will have tough time competing with the low cost Toyota Liva and Maruti’s Swift. The Chevrolet Optra can justify its high price tag with its large body and more powerful engine. But will the American manufacturer match the proven quality of the Japanese counterpart remains to be see.