While GM India has announced that it will stop selling vehicles in the Indian market, the company is doing fairly well in the exports business. GM India started production of the Chevrolet Beat sedan on June 5, 2017 at its Talegaon plant and has subsequently shipped 1200 units to Latin America. As per reports, GM India’s exports have risen three-fold in the past year and it has exported 8297 units in May 2017.
“Our Talegaon facility is a key export manufacturing hub for GM,” said Asif Khatri, VP – Manufacturing, GM India.
“GM India’s exports have more than tripled in the past year. GM was India’s third largest passenger vehicle exporter in May – recording our highest monthly total of vehicle exports at 8,297 units.”
Earlier this year, GM India began exporting the Chevrolet Beat hatchback to Latin American markets. GM India is proud to share that the hatchback exceeded customers’ expectation in our export markets.
“We are very happy with the launch readiness. Our highly skilled and committed workforce at Talegaon has developed a mindset of zero defect to delight customers. The excellent quality is supported by a classic design, enhanced connectivity options, and ride and handling of the Chevrolet Beat sedan and we are confident that it will help us build on our success in the export markets,” said Asif.
GM India exports the Chevrolet Beat hatchbacks and sedans to a number of left-hand-drive markets in Latin America.