One of the units of General Motors located at Taleagon in Maharashtra has reached a milestone by producing over 1 lakh engines till date. This plant of General Motors which was already labeled to be an environment friendly industry when it reduced its waste energy levels by 12% achieved this goal on 13th December 2012. Increase in demand of its new model Chevrolet Sail U VA and consistent growth in sales of Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Cruze are credited for this achievement which took place in less than two years after the start of Talegaon facility.
The plant has a production capacity of 1.6 lakh units annually and this can be further extended to add another 1.4 lakh units. It produces both petrol and diesel engine of volumes 1.0L and 1.3L (for diesel) and 1.0L and 1.2L for petrol. With upcoming cars in India like Chevrolet Sail and Chevrolet Enjoy, company has planned to increase production volume of Talegaon plant.
Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director of General Motors India spoke about this achievement stating, “This is a proud moment for us all of us at GM India. Crossing the milestone of producing 100,000 engines at the Powetrain plant is a testament of our commitment to the Indian market. With the launch of the Chevrolet SAIL U-VA and the forthcoming launches of Chevrolet SAIL and Chevrolet Enjoy, we will be stepping up the production at the plant. We look forward to achieving more milestones as we go ahead and offer best-in-segment cars in the Indian automobile market.”