General Motors India’s September 2010 Sales grow by 13% at 8617 units

By Ashim Gupta
Deputy General Manager (Corporate Affairs)

New Delhi, Oct 15, 2010 (Washinton Bangla Radio / prurgent) General Motors India has registered an impressive growth of 13% in sales in September 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 8617 units in September 2010 against 7654 units in September 2009.

The September 2010 sales comprised 2753 units of Chevrolet Beat, 2424 units of the Chevrolet Spark, 1578 units of the Chevrolet Tavera, 847 units of the Chevrolet Cruze, 325 Units of Chevrolet Aveo, 287 units of Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, 236 units of Chevrolet Optra and 167 units of the Chevrolet Captiva.

The increase in the sales was primarily driven by the response to Chevrolet Beat, Cruze and Spark. Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Cruze have become the industry benchmarks in their respective segments and a winner among consumers in India, with their best-in-class design, performance and other product attributes. Chevrolet Spark continues to register impressive sales, clearly validating it as the one of the most sought after car in its segment in terms of styling, performance and fuel efficiency offering a value for money proposition. Other car lines have also registered impressive growth during the month.

Commenting on the performance, Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President, GM India said, “We are excited by the continued overwhelming response to Chevrolet Beat, Spark and Cruze. Introduction of best-in-segment cars from the 300 series, increase in customer outreach through distribution network, our unique value proposition like Chevrolet Cashless Ownership offer and our promise to deliver quality and performance are the factors that have led to the impressive sales.”

Chevrolet recently completed seven years of its successful journey after its foray into the Indian market. With a wide array of products and services, Chevrolet has brought unmatched product quality and unparalleled performance to the Indian consumers. The company recently inaugurated the LNG facility at its factory premises at Halol for supply of gas to its car manufacturing plant and has also ramped up production by adding the second shifts at Halol and Talegaon plants to meet the increased demand of its products. It is also rapidly expanding its sales and service network to support the increasing market demand of its cars.

General Motors India has completed 14 years of operation in India. GM India started its journey in 1996 and now offers products under the Chevrolet brand, which was introduced in India in 2003. Chevrolet had already emerged as one of the fastest growing automotive nameplates in India. GM India produces the Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Tavera for sale in India and operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Halol, Gujarat and in Talegaon, Maharashtra.

General Motors India
Ashim Gupta
Deputy General Manager (Corporate Affairs)
Email: ashim.guptagm.com

- prurgent