GM India to launch six new models in two years
According to the reports, the six new models will include the diesel variant of Chevrolet's popular compact hatchback, the Beat, which is scheduled to be launched in June 2011; a new Captiva and BS-IV version of the Tavera.
"We plan to roll out a series of new products in the next 24 months," announced Mr. P. Balendran, Vice president of GM India, at a conference. The company is in expansion phase as it plans to launch light commercial vehicles in the country by the end of this year. When put together, the Halol plant in Gujarat and the Talegaon in Maharashtra is expected to have the capacity to produce 2, 25,000 cars per annum.
The year 2010 saw GM as the fifth largest car-maker of the country with a record-breaking sale of over one lakh units. Should we give all the credit to the Beat? GM India also recently launched the LPG version of the Chevrolet Beat with the new locally developed SMARTECH engine. The LPG Beat is available in two versions-the LS and LT. Both come with three year/ 100,000-kilometre warranty on the petrol version and offer the lowest service/ maintenance/ parts cost for three years/ 45,000 kilometres. Now that's what's called a smart deal!
The environment-friendly Chevrolet Beat LPG features next-generation/advanced LPG technology with multi-point sequential injection that provides a smooth transition between petrol and LPG with no loss in power, jerking or backfire. With the kind of variants rolling out from GM, it looks like this year too they will have a record breaking sale. Good luck GM!