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John Paul Xavier of IIT Mumbai wins 'Design the next Chevrolet Contest'

     ‘Design the next Chevrolet Contest’ organized by General Motors India has been won by John Paul Xavier from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai and is awarded with a brand new Chevrolet Beat. Sachin Panchal from DSK international School of Design, Pune is the first runner up of the contest.

     General Motors India had organized the Design Contest in India for young and aspiring engineering/ design students to encourage to opt for automobile designing career and to provide Indian automobile manufacturers with talented designers from India. Over 1000 participants took part from across the country out of which 40 designers were shortlisted.

     The main objective of the contest was to design a car of Indian tastes, preferences and requirements. The panel of judges included Karl Slym, President & Managing Director, GM India, Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor-in-Chief, Autocar, Anil Saini, Director, GM India Design, Global Network Teams & Sumit Sawhney, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, GM India who shortlisted the candidates on the parameters like aesthetics and visual appeal, ergonomics, developmental potential and overall presentation. The jury also kept in mind Indian driving conditions, the environment and safety.

Press Release:
Karl Slym, President & Managing Director, GM India –
“We at GM India, always believe styling and designing of vehicles to be an integral part of whole manufacturing process, and have always recognized and encouraged the designers who are helping to develop India as a destination for automotive styling and designing. The design contest offered a platform to the young students who aspire to make it big the in the field of automotive designing which eventually will benefit the automotive industry in the long term.”
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