The Chevrolet SRV is one of the better cars introduced in the subcontinent under the Chevrolet wing. A spectacular summation of the Chevrolet SRV by carsinindia.com goes like this: “Plain and simply put, this car is for the young adrenaline junkie with money to burn and an urge to impress. If that line wasn’t introduction enough, then read on for more. This sporty feeling premium hatchback is a delight. With superb Italian design and a styling that grabs attention, the Chevrolet SRV is a stunner without doubt. If you are looking for attention, the SRV surely promises that.
If time and effort have gone into stuff under the hood, the result is obvious as you take a drive. Under that friendly looking hood is an engine that is built for pleasure. Even at top speeds, you will notice that the SRV remains stable. With highest speed of 171 kmph, the SRV delivers 101 PS without hassle. Acceleration isn’t the best, but the car goes from 0 to 100 kmph in a respectable time of 11.83 seconds. Fuel efficiency isn’t the best in the segment but terrific tuned-suspension makes this car a performer.
As for the exteriors, visualize the Optra with the boot gone. The bow-tie design is very Chevrolet with revised head light and tail lamp design. Add to this a sharply raked rear windscreen for the sporty attitude. Though ground clearance seems more than what’s necessary, the car puts forth a solid stance. Hatches normally look tiny from the outside, but this one surprises with roomy interiors that other cars could take a cue from. Seating is comfortable and rear seats are accommodating. However, the interior plastics could’ve been of much better quality. Boot space is okay enough but not that great.
Safety features are jut about okay, with the car lacking ABS. The car comes with many standard hatchback convenience attributes (like cooled glove box, 6-speaker audio and Power windows), but you get some more if you go for the option pack.
Our verdict: If you are willing to splurge on a trendy hatch, go for the SRV. It will sure turn a few heads and get you noticed along with being a smooth drive.
2009 Chevrolet SRV Prices
|Chevrolet SRV Option Pack||7.83||7.50||7.54|
2009 Chevrolet SRV Mileage, Chevrolet SRV Fuel Economy
|Chevrolet SRV Option Pack||9.8||14.8||11|
2009 Chevrolet SRV Specifications, Chevrolet SRV Specs
Dimensions and Weight
Length x width x height (mm): 4295 x 1725 x 1445
Wheelbase (mm): 2600
Ground clearance (mm): 185
Engine Type: 1598cc, 16V DOHC, VGIS petrol
Max. power (PS/rpm): 101/5800
Max. torque (Nm/rpm): 140/4500
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Brakes Front/rear: Disc/drum
Suspension Front: McPherson struts
Suspension Rear: McPherson struts with dual link
Shock absorbers front & rear: Twintube gas pressure strut
Wheels and tyres: 185/65 R14 steel