General Motors India has announced the shipment of their first consignment to Mexico. As a part of their Make-in-India plan, the company has exported 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats from Maharashtra to Mexico.
The consignment has left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and will take about eight weeks to reach Mexico. Mexican customers will only be able to buy the vehicle in December when the sale officially starts there.
Arvind Saxena, President and Managing Director, GM India, said, “In keeping with our commitment to the Make-in-India program, we are proud to celebrate the first shipment of Chevrolet Beats to Mexico, GM India’s second major export market. This is part of GM’s strategy to make India an export hub for global markets. We will continue to export Beats to Mexico on a monthly basis.”
The Chevrolet Beat is on sale in 70 markets globally. Abroad it is badged as the Spark, and the manufacturer has managed to sell over one million units of the same till date. The ones exported to Mexico are manufactured at GM India’s plant in Talegaon, Maharashtra. This facility has a production capacity of 1,30,000 vehicles.
Apart from Mexico, GM India exports vehicle to Chile as well. They started this trade in September 2014, when they exported only 1,000 vehicles last year. They aim to sell 20,000 units this year and also plan to export 50,000 units in 2016. This will ensure the full utilisation of their production facility in Maharashtra.