GM India Aug sales up 4.4% to 6,074 units

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New Delhi, Sept 1 (UNI) General Motors India today said its sales in August have grown 4.4 per cent to 6,074 units as compared to 5,817 units in the corresponding period last year.

The sales comprise of 1,514 units of Chevrolet Tavera, 913 units of Chevrolet Aveo, 410 units of Chevrolet Optra, 3020 units of Chevrolet Spark and 217 units of Chevrolet Captiva.

''With the commencement of production at our Talegaon plant in Pune from tomorrow, we are now in a position to expand volumes and remain committed in bringing world class products to our valued customers,'' GM India Vice President P Balendran said in a statement.

The company had recently announced the setting up of a Powertrain facility in Talegaon with an initial investment of 200 million dollars.

The plant will have an initial annual production capacity of 1,60,000 units.

The company's second manufacturing plant located at Taleagon is also set to commence production from tomorrow with an initial production capacity of 1,40,000 vehicles per annum.

General Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation, has a manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat.

The company makes the Chevrolet Tavera, Optra, Aveo, Aveo U-VA, SRV, Spark and Captiva for the Indian market.

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