General Motors India has announced that its much-awaited mini car will be launched by this year end and it would be exported as well.
Speaking at the launch of the LPG version of the popular Chevrolet Spark in the Kerala Market, Ankush Arora, Vice-President of GM India said, "Post 2011, there are plans to export the mini car after meeting the domestic demand." He also added that the export markets were not yet identified but the company has hopes of exporting 15 per cent of its production.
Mr. Arora said that the luxury sedan Chevrolet Cruze is likely to hit the Indian market by September and a whole new batch of other launches is planned for later this year.
General Motors, which sold 32,000 Chevrolet Sparks in the country last year, was expecting a 20-25 per cent growth this fiscal. But the company has already reported 28 per cent growth surpassing its proposed target in the first half of the year itself, which comes as good news to GM India. General Motors India registered a growth of 9.6 per cent by selling 65,702 units in 2008 against 60,032 units in 2007.
General Motors India is rapidly expanding its dealerships and service centre network to support the market demand for its cars. It is present in 203 locations across 178 cities in the country and has 195 sales points and 198 authorised service outlets.