The car was built and previewed in Brazil.
In an effort to encourage the use of alternative fuels, the Brazilian government is already considering reducing taxes on multi-fuel vehicles for the general public. The administration is also thought to be looking into how to export the technology abroad.
"Today is a remarkable day for the Brazilian auto industry – the only one in the world to have this unique and flexible technology – and for the first time provide this multiple fuel choice for local customers," says Jose Carlos Pinheiro Neto, vice-president of GM's Brazilian operations.
The Chevrolet Astra Multipower four-door saloon is equipped with a 2.0-litre, eight-valve engine and an engine control module (ECM) developed by Bosch do Brasil.