GM India's Talegaon plant to commence production next month

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (UNI) To cater to the increasing demand of small cars in the country, General Motors India (GM India) today said its second manufacturing plant in the country will commence production from September this year, with an initial annual production capacity of 1,40,000 units.

Spread over 300 acre, the new facility at Talegaon in Maharashtra ill take the company's annual manufacturing capacity to 2,25,000 vehicles annually.

The plant was set up with an initial investment of over Rs 1,400 crore.

GM India's existing manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat is already producing cars at its expanded capacity of 85,000 units per annum owing to the increased demand of its Chevrolet brand of vehicles.

''With the enhanced capacity we would be able to satisfy the ever growing demand for our carlines and remain committed to introducing world class products for our esteemed customers,'' GM India Vice President P Balendran said.

The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Corporation, makes the Chevrolet Tavera, Optra, Aveo, Aveo U-VA, SRV, Spark and Captiva for the Indian market.

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