Chevrolet Sales India

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Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited
Private
IndustryAutomotive
Founded2003
Defunct2017 (2017)
HeadquartersHalol (Registered Office)
Gurgaon (Marketing Office)
Halol, Talegaon (Production Plant)
Key people
Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and MD
ProductsAutomobiles
ParentGeneral Motors India Private Limited
Websitewww.chevrolet.co.in

Chevrolet Sales India Pvt Ltd was a division of General Motors India Private Limited which in turn was a joint venture of General Motors of the United States. It was the 5th largest car maker in India after Maruti-Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata and Mahindra. General Motors stopped selling cars in India by the end of 2017. However, it continues to provide support for existing customers and operates its plant in Talegaon as an export-only facility.

History[edit]

The Daewoo Lacetti was sold as the Chevrolet Optra in India from 2004-2013.
The Isuzu Panther was sold as the Chevrolet Tavera in India from 2004-2017.
The Daewoo Kalos sedan was sold as the Chevrolet Aveo in India from 2006-2012.
The Daewoo Kalos hatchback was sold as the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA in India from 2006-2012.

Chevrolet came to India in 1903. An office was set up in Bombay with an assembly plant constructed in Sewree. General Motors was the first automobile company to open an assembly plant in India. Vehicle Production started in 1928 with the National Series AB Touring. In 1952-53 the ‘socialist’ Indian Government forced General Motors India to shut shop, along with other foreign car companies.[1] However, in 2003 Chevrolet Sales India was established and the Chevrolet brand was re-launched in India. It replaced Opel as the only brand offering by General Motors India Private Limited.

Manufacturing Facilities[edit]

The Daewoo Matiz (M250) was sold as the Chevrolet Spark in India from 2007 to 2017.
The Daewoo Winstorm was sold as the Chevrolet Captiva in India from 2008-2017.

Until 2017, CSIPL operated vehicle manufacturing plants in Halol, Gujarat and Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, It still maintains headquarters in Halol and Gurgaon and a large technical center in Bangalore. Its Halol and Talegaon manufacturing plants had a combined production capacity of 385,000 vehicles annually.[2]

Models[edit]

Many of CSIPL's vehicles sold in India were imported from GMDAT either as completely built units (CBU), or assembled with varying degree of localized manufacturing (CKD and SKD). CSIPL sold three hatchbacks, three sedans, one MPV and One SUV.

The Chevrolet Cruze was sold in India from 2009 to 2017.
The Chevrolet Beat was sold in India from 2010 to 2017.

Discontinued models produced between 2003 and 2017[edit]

Hatchback:

  1. Chevrolet Aveo U-VA (2006-2012) a rebadged Daewoo Kalos
  2. Chevrolet Beat (2010-2017) a rebadged Third Generation Daewoo Matiz (M300)
  3. Chevrolet Optra SRV (2006–2009) a rebadged Daewoo Lacetti
  4. Chevrolet Sail U-VA (2012-2017) a rebadged Buick Sail / Opel Corsa B
  5. Chevrolet Spark (2007-2017) a rebadged Daewoo Matiz (M250)

Sedan:

  1. Chevrolet Aveo (2006-2012) a rebadged Daewoo Kalos
  2. Chevrolet Cruze (2009-2017) a rebadged Daewoo Lacetti Premiere (J300)
  3. Chevrolet Optra (2004-2013) a rebadged Daewoo Lacetti (J200)
  4. Chevrolet Sail (2013-2017) a rebadged Buick Sail / Opel Corsa B

SUV:

  1. Chevrolet Captiva (2008-2017) a rebadged Daewoo Winstorm
  2. Chevrolet Forester (2003–2005) a rebadged Subaru Forester
  3. Chevrolet Trailblazer (2015-2017) a rebadged Isuzu MU-X

MPV:

  1. Chevrolet Enjoy (2013-2017) a rebadged Wuling Hongguang S
  2. Chevrolet Tavera (2004-2017) a rebadged Isuzu Panther

Sales and service network[edit]

At the time of its closure, CSIPL had 205 dealerships and more than 200 service centres in 178 cities across India.[3]

Sales performance[edit]

In the year 2010 (January to December), Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited sold 110,804 vehicles against 69,579 vehicles sold during the year 2009 (January to December) and reported an increase of 59% in sales[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevrolet in India". Chevrolet.co.in. Archived from the original on 3 February 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ "GM India Confidence". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Over 200 service centers equipped with trained technicians & equipments". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  4. ^ "General Motors India's sales grow by 59% in 2010". Media.gm.com. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.[permanent dead link]

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