General Motors India has commenced vehicle exports starting from today to Chile. A total of 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beat hatchbacks were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra. The cars are expected to reach Chile in a couple of weeks.
With this move, Chevrolet management claims that the products made in India meet the global standards and the company is committed to serve the Indian market better.
The Beat is produced at GM India’s manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The Beat is available in both petrol and diesel engine options mated to manual transmissions. It is also the company’s most fuel efficient car available for sale and also, the brand’s best selling product.
General Motors is planning to make the Talegaon facility a global export hub to utilise the production capacity to the fullest. In India, the brand is struggling even though it has been present for over a decade now. Building cars for the export markets will bring in some much needed monetary relief to the Indian arm. The Talegaon manufacturing facility has an annual production capacity of 170,000 vehicles and 160,000 engines.