General Motors To Export Beat LHD From Talegaon


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In effort to stabilize General Motor's dwindling fate in the country, its new boss, Arvind Saxena, has announced the production of export vehicles at Talegaon Plant beginning from second half of 2014 with sales commencing in Chile in first quarter of 2015. The first model to be exported will be Chevrolet Beat left hand drive.
“The start of Beat exports underlines GM’s commitment to India and demonstrates the quality of the country’s growing supplier base,” said GM India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena. “The exports will create more employment opportunities within GM India and the supplier community while helping improve capacity utilization at the Talegaon Plant.”

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General Motors dispatched 140 units of Beat LHD from Mumbai Port Trust on September 25. The cars will reach at Chile in next few weeks.

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GM india Export Hub replaces South Korea's Hub

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Re: GM india Export Hub replaces South Korea's Hub

There is no point in having faith in any government when you have an ignorant and arrogant sales force with base level service centers.GM had always got it's pricing bad and competition they never understood.They put their models in comparison,always with a higher segment rather than the one below. GM can't dream of coming anywhere near the market leaders and still they keep the prices high so that it is kept as premium. Add to that the inconsistency and poor service network,nobody would love to go for a GM car.I had two experiences with GM,when I wanted to replace the car in 2010 and in 2014,I got the same reply from the dealership ,which made me run away from the dealership.If you want to keep cars premium,it will be at a premium and it will sit in showroom only.

I am sorry if it felt like a rant,but this is my experience.
 
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