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 is sold as the Chevrolet Optra in India.
The Isuzu Panther is sold as the Chevrolet Tavera in India.
The Daewoo Kalos is sold as the Chevrolet Aveo in India.
The Daewoo Kalos is sold as the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA in India.

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) is sold as the Chevrolet Spark in India.
The Daewoo Winstorm is sold as the Chevrolet Captiva in India.

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

Models[edit]

Many of CSIPL's vehicles sold in India are imported from GMDAT either as completely built units, or assembled with varying degree of localized manufacturing. CSIPL sold three hatchbacks, three sedans, one MUV and One SUV.

Chevrolet Cruze.

Discontinued[edit]

Hatchback:

  1. Chevrolet Spark (2012-2017)
  2. Chevrolet Beat (2010-2017)
  3. Chevrolet Sail U-VA (2012-2017)

Sedan:

  1. Chevrolet Sail (2013-2017)
  2. Chevrolet Cruze (2009-2017)

SUV:

  1. Chevrolet Trailblazer (2015-2017)

MPV:

  1. Chevrolet Enjoy (2013-2017)
  2. Chevrolet Tavera (2004-2017)
  3. Chevrolet Forester (2003–2005)
  4. Chevrolet Optra SRV (2006–2009)
  5. Chevrolet Aveo (2006-2012)
  6. Chevrolet Aveo U-VA (2006-2012)
  7. Chevrolet Optra (2004-2013)
  8. Chevrolet Captiva (2008-2017)

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 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ "Over 200 service centers equipped with trained technicians & equipments". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  4. ^ "General Motors India's sales grow by 59% in 2010". Media.gm.com. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-04-18.

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