Mumbai, Maharashtra, IND, 2009-10-04 18:56:52 (IndiaPRwire.com)
Riding high on the success of the popular Chevrolet brand, General Motors India has registered a record growth of 49% in sales in September 2009, compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 7,654 units in September against 5,154 units in September last year, making this the highest-ever monthly sales figure achieved by GM India since its inception. The September 2009 sales comprise of 4,706 units of the Chevrolet Spark, 1,329 units of the Chevrolet Tavera, 753 units of Aveo U-Va, 424 Units of Aveo, 319 units of Chevrolet Optra and 123 units of the Chevrolet Captiva.
The Chevrolet Spark has registered the highest sales ever since the introduction of the car to the Indian market registering a growth of 128% compared to the corresponding period last year. The mini car Spark has been receiving rave reviews in the market and it has emerged as the most sought after mini car in terms of styling, performance, fuel efficiency, value for money proposition and other product attributes. Other car lines have also registered impressive growth during the month.
Commenting on this impressive performance, Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President, GM India said, “Achieving these levels of growth clearly reflects the customers’ confidence in our products. We are pleased to see such robust growth for all our car lines and we believe these world class products will further propel the Chevrolet brand in the market.”
Gearing up for a major drive to further consolidate its position in the automobile market, General Motors India is now appointing more dealers and authorized service outlets in urban, semi-urban and other cities to widen its network and reach out to its valued customers across the nation. GM India's rapidly growing network of Chevrolet dealerships and service centres includes 195 authorized sales points and 198 service outlets. More are in the pipeline to support the increasing demand for GM products. It has also entered into financing arrangements with some of the public and private sectors banks to offer low EMI schemes to its valued customers.
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About General Motors India
General Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Company, USA, has completed over 12 years of operation in India. GM India started its journey in 1996 and now offers products under the Chevrolet brand, which was introduced in India in 2003. Chevrolet had already emerged as one of the fastest growing automotive nameplates in India. GM India produces the Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet SR-V, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet Tavera for sale in India and operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Halol, Gujarat and in Talegaon, Maharashtra.