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GM India records 66 pc growth in April

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 2: General Motors India today reported a 66 per cent growth in its sales at 3662 vehicles for April 2006, as against 2214 units for the corresponding period last year.

The total sales comprised 1787 units of Chevrolet Tavera, 310 units of Chevrolet Optra and 1565 units of the Chevrolet Aveo.

The Chevrolet brand grew 82 per cent at 3662 units during April 2006, as against 2009 units for the corresponding period last year.

''The sales of the Chevrolet Tavera and the Chevrolet Optra are to our satisfaction and going forward. The market will see a lot of excitement with our Chevrolet Brand. The Chevrolet Aveo is fast emerging as the best choice in its segment in terms of styling, performance, value for money proposition and other product attributes,'' General Motors India Vice President P Balendran said.

The Aveo was officially launched across the country during March 2006 and is the first of three new Chevrolet products debuting in the first six months of 2006.

It will be joined by the Aveo U-VA and Optra SRV in the coming months as part of the largest expansion of GM India's vehicle line-up in the company's history.

Gearing up for a major ramp up, General Motors India's Halol facility in Gujarat is undergoing an exhaustive expansion drive to enhance its capacity to 85,000 units in 2006 to provide world class vehicles made in India to the discerning Indian consumer.

GM India is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Corporation.


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