General Motors India has registered an impressive growth of 61 per cent in sales in May 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 8,225 units in May 2010 against 5,109 units in May 2009.
The May 2010 sales comprise of 2,812 units of the Spark, 2,296 units of the Beat, 1,418 units of the Tavera, 854 units of the Cruze, 396 Units of Aveo, 312 units of Aveo U-VA, 84 units of the Captiva and 53 units of Optra.
Sales were primarily driven by the Chevy Beat, Cruze and Spark. The Beat and Cruze have become the industry benchmarks in their respective segments with best-in-class design and performance. Chevy Spark continues to register striking sales, clearly validating it as the most sought after mini car in its segment in terms of styling, performance, fuel efficiency and value for money proposition.
Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President, GM India said, “We are excited by the continued overwhelming response to Chevrolet Beat, Cruze and Spark. Introduction of best-in-segment cars from the 300 series, increase in customer outreach through distribution network, our unique value proposition like Chevrolet Cashless Ownership offer and our promise to deliver quality and performance are the factors that have led to the impressive sales.”
GM India recently launched the Chevrolet Aveo CNG in Ahmedabad. This launch is a testament to the importance that GM India attaches to green technology and eco friendliness. This new offering is expected to appeal to both individuals and fleet customers due to the lower operational cost and expansion of the CNG stations footprint across India.
The company is rapidly expanding its sales and service network to support the increasing market demand of its cars. It intends to take the network to 300 sales points and an equal number of authorized service outlets by the end of this year from the current 206 sales points and 200 authorized service outlets across India.