General Motors November 2010 Sales in India Grow By 17.67% at 8376 Units

New Delhi, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) General Motors India has registered a growth of 17.67% in sales in November 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 8376 units in November 2010 against 7118 units in November 2009.

The November 2010 sales comprised 2786 units of the Chevrolet Spark, 2547 units of Chevrolet Beat, 1476 units of the Chevrolet Tavera, 617 units of the Chevrolet Cruze, 297 Units of Chevrolet Aveo, 291 units of Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, 262 units of Chevrolet Optra and 100 units of the Chevrolet Captiva.

Celebrating a historic achievement in its journey in the country, General Motors India crossed the 100,000 unit mark on November 27, 2010, registering a staggering growth of over 63% from January to November 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year.

The increase in the sales was primarily driven by the response to Chevrolet Cruze, Beat and Spark. Chevrolet Cruze and Beat 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, continuing with its impressive sales has won the top award for quality for the fourth consecutive year in the India Automotive Initial Quality Study announced by J.D Power Asia Pacific 2010 validating it as the one of the most sought after car in its segment in terms of quality, styling, performance and fuel efficiency offering a value for money proposition.

Commenting on the performance, Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President, GM India said, “We are excited by the continued overwhelming response to Chevrolet Cruze, Beat and Spark. 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. It has commissioned the power train facility in Talegaon making this the first flexi-engine plant for General Motors globally wherein both petrol and diesel engines are going to be manufactured together. The company has also 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.

In the next couple of months, Chevrolet will complete 100 years of its successful operations globally. With a wide array of products and services, Chevrolet has brought unmatched product quality and unparalleled performance to the customers around the world. Inspirational designs, superior technology and innovative programs have made Chevrolet one of the most-loved and sought after brand worldwide. Continuing its journey, Chevrolet plans to launch several new products and services for the global audience, relevant to the respective markets and customer preferences.

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.

- prurgent