Exports have become the strategic move by automakers to the gain maximum out of the Indian manufacturing unit. And why not, when there is a scope why to shy away from cashing the opportunity. General Motors India announced to start production of export vehicles at its Talegaon Plant in the second half of 2014, with sales commencing in Chile in the first quarter of 2015.
The first export model to roll off from the factory will be the left-hand-drive version of the Chevrolet Beat.
“The start of Beat exports underlines GM’s commitment to India and demonstrates the quality of the country’s growing supplier base,” said GM India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena. “The exports will create more employment opportunities within GM India and the supplier community while helping improve capacity utilization at the Talegaon Plant.”
Had options of both gasoline and diesel engines, the Chevrolet Beat is India’s most fuel-efficient hatchback and GM India’s best-selling model, proving worth the best option for cruising in the city from an international carmaker.