The leading car maker General Motors India has said that its sales jumped by over 17 percent in the month of November 2010. The company has managed to sell over 8,376 units of its vehicles during this month as compared to 7,118 units sold in the same month preceding year.
While further elaborating company’s performance, GM India Vice President P Balendran said that introduction of best-in-segment cars from the 300 series, increase in customer outreach through distribution network and company’s unique value proposition like Chevrolet Cashless Ownership offer are the factors that have led to impressive sales.
The cumulative sales of the company, in the period of January to November 2010, has crossed the sales mark of 1,00,000 unit, accounting a jump of over 63 percent over the same period preceding year.
Model wise, the popular hatchback Chevrolet Spark topped the chart with 2,786 units in November 2010, followed by Chevrolet Beat and Aveo U-Va at 2,547 and 291 units, respectively. The sales of company’s multi-utility vehicle Tavera stood at 1,476 units during this month. In the sedan segment, the sales of Chevrolet Aveo and Optra Magnum stood at 297 and 262 units, respectively. While the premium sedan Chevrolet Cruze accounted for 617 units during this month. Also, the luxury SUV Chevrolet Captiva stood at 100 units.
Meanwhile, the company has ramped-up its manufacturing capacity in the Indian market by adding another shift at both of its Halol and Talegaon plants, in a bid to meet-up the rising demand for its cars in the market.
Moreover, the company is also planning to roll-out a new mid-size sedan – Chevrolet Baojun 630 – in the country in association with its JV partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The Chevrolet Baojun 630 is expected to be placed in the price bracket of Rs 6 lakh to 8 lakh.