IAB Report – GM India confirms export plans, to commence later this year


Shrawan Raja,

I’m the Founder & CEO of IndianAutosBlog.com. I love teamwork and talking about cars.

GM India will begin exporting vehicles to more countries starting in the second half of the year, its operations vice-president P Balendran confirmed to IndianAutosBlog.com today at an event in Chennai.

The company has been shipping a few hundred vehicles every year to Nepal and Bangladesh for distributors to sell, but the new export activity will see it export to other countries in higher volume.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift Tail Lamp at 2014 Auto Expo
The export volumes can bring about some improvement to GM India’s capacity utilization which is currently at a third of the full volume.

The official refused to talk about the models that were identified or the markets it will send cars to. GM India currently localizes the Spark, Beat, Sail twins, Enjoy and Tavera at over 70 percent.

GM India operates two plants – in Gujarat and Maharashtra – with a combined capacity of 2.82 lakh units. The current capacity utilization stands at 86,000 units, about a third of the volume. GM was hit last year by the slowdown in the market, production stoppages for new launches as well as the effect of massive recalls.

GM India also operates a flexible engine line in Talegaon which manufactures low capacity petrol and diesel engines for the Beat, Sail and U-VA.

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Chevrolet Beat News & Updates

Chevrolet Beat Essentia exports

Chevrolet Beat is the highest exported car from India in H1, FY2018

2018 Chevrolet Beat Notchback front three quarters

India-made 2018 Chevrolet Beat Notchback launched in Mexico

Chevrolet Beat Essentia exports

GM India commences Chevrolet Beat Essentia exports

2018 Chevrolet Beat front three quarters

India-made 2018 Chevrolet Beat launches in Mexico

Chevrolet Sail special edition grille at 2016 Auto Expo

Chevrolet exploring options with Mahindra to offer after-sales support to customers – Report

2017 Chevrolet Beat leaked memo second image

2017 Chevrolet Beat coming on July 3rd week, confirms leaked memo