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Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited
Type Division
Founded 2003
Headquarters Godhra (Registered Office)
Gurgaon (Marketing Office)
Chennai (Production Plant)
Key people Mr. Karl Slym, President and Managing Director
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Parent General Motors India Private Limited
Website www.chevrolet.co.in
2007-2008 Chevrolet Optra Magnum 01

The Daewoo Lacetti is sold as the Chevrolet Optra in India.

2004IndiaTavera279

The Isuzu Panther is sold as the Chevrolet Tavera in India.

Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited is a division of General Motors India Private Limited which inturn is a subsidiary of General Motors of the United States. It is the 5th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata and Mahindra.

HistoryEdit

2nd Chevrolet Aveo

The Daewoo Kalos is sold as the Chevrolet Aveo in India.

Chevrolet Kalos front

The Daewoo Kalos is sold as the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA in India.

Chevrolet came to India in 1928. 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 Private Limited 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 facilitiesEdit

Chevroletspark

The Daewoo Matiz (M250) is sold as the Chevrolet Spark in India.

Chevrolet Captiva front

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

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

ModelsEdit

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 currently sells three hatchbacks, three sedans, one MUV and One SUV.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze in India.

Matiz Creative

Chevrolet Beat

CurrentEdit

  1. Chevrolet Optra (Launched 2003)
  2. Chevrolet Tavera (Launched 2004)
  3. Chevrolet Aveo (Launched 2006)
  4. Chevrolet Aveo U-VA (Launched 2006)
  5. Chevrolet Spark (Launched 2007)
  6. Chevrolet Captiva (Launched 2008)
  7. Chevrolet Cruze (Launched 2009)
  8. Chevrolet Beat (Launched 2010)

DiscontinuedEdit

  1. Chevrolet Forester (2003–2005)
  2. Chevrolet SRV (2006–2009)

Sales and service networkEdit

As of 2010, CSIPL currently has 205 dealerships and more than 200 service centres in 178 cities across India.[3]

Sales performanceEdit

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 a increase of 59% in sales[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Chevrolet in India". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  2. "GM India Confidence". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  3. "Over 200 service centers equipped with trained technicians & equipments". Chevrolet.co.in. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  4. "General Motors India’s sales grow by 59% in 2010". Media.gm.com (2011-01-02). Retrieved on 2011-04-18.

External linksEdit

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