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IIT-B student bags GM Design the Next Chevrolet award

Posted on: April 18, 2011

By Indian Express
John Paul Xavier, an aspiring automotive design engineer, was declared the winner of the ‘Design the Next Chevrolet’ contest held in association with Autocar India, at an event in Mumbai on Friday. Xavier, 25, a student of IIT-Bombay in the product design department, will get a Chevrolet Beat as his prize.

The contest, kicked off in September last year, received more than 1,200 entries. Commenting on the designs, Sumit Sawhney, vice president, sales, marketing & aftersales, General Motors India said, “They were outstanding. Students had done a great work over these models. In the coming years, we will see more Asian and Indian designs adopted by car manufacturers. I see manufacturers bringing their design studios to India in the coming years.”

“We are overwhelmed by the kind of response that we have received. Chevrolet has completed 100 years of existence and our investment in India has gone up substantially. We now have a full fledged technical and design centre in Bangalore with about 2,000 dedicated engineers working on various developments,” he added.

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