General Motors India


General Motors India

General Motors India Private Ltd. (GM India) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Corporation that is engaged in the automobile business in India. The registered office of GM India is in Halol, near Vadodara, Gujarat. The company operates vehicle assembly plants in industrial parks in Halol and Talagaon, near Pune, Maharastra, maintains a headquarters operation in Gurgaon, Haryana and a large technical center in Bangalore.

History

General Motors began doing business in India in 1928, assembling Chevrolet cars, trucks and buses, but ceased its assembly operations in 1954. GM continued with tie-ups with Hindustan Motors to build Bedford trucks, Vauxhall cars, Allison Transmissions and off-road equipment.

In 1994 General Motors India was formed as a joint venture, owned 50 percent by Hindustan Motors and 50 percent by General Motors, to produce and sell Opel branded vehicles. GM bought out the Hindustan Motors interest in 1999. [ [http://business.mapsofindia.com/automobile/car-manufacturers/general-motors-india.html GM Motors, General Motors India, General Motors, General Motors Corporation ] ] [ [http://www.gm.com/corporate/about/global_operations/asia_pacific/indi.jsp GM - Global Operations - India Private Limited ] ] GM India continued to produce Opel cars at the Halol facility until 2003, when it started production of Chevrolet vehicles at that location.

In 2000, GM India moved its headquarters to Gurgaon. In 2003, the company opened its technical center operations in Bangalore, which included research and development and vehicle engineering activities. The technical center operations were expanded to include purchasing and financial support services for General Motors operations located outside of India (2006), vehicle engine and transmission design and engineering (2007) and a vehicle design studio (2007).

GM India began construction of a second vehicle assembly plant in Talagaon in 2006, which began production of Chevrolet vehicles in September 2008.

Vehicle sales, service and marketing business

Like most other automotive companies in India, GM India appoints independantly owned dealers to sell, service and market vehicles that it produces. As of August 2008, managed the Chevrolet dealership network (including export dealers located in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan)from its headquarters in Gurgaon, and regional zone offices in Mumbai, Kolkat and Chennai.

GM India also sells parts and services to independant vehicle maintenance providers under the AC Delco brand.

Models

* Chevrolet Aveo
* Chevrolet Aveo U-VA
* Chevrolet Captiva
* Chevrolet Forester (discontinued)
* Chevrolet Optra
* Chevrolet Optra Magnum
* Chevrolet Optra SRV
* Chevrolet Spark
* Chevrolet Tavera
* Opel Corsa (discontinued)
* Opel Corsa Sail (discontined)
* Opel Vectra [ [http://www.gm.co.in/content_data/AP/IN/en/GBPIN/999/index.html GM ] ] (discontinued)

External links

* [http://www.gm.co.in General Motors India]
* [http://www.opel.co.in/ Chevrolet in India]
* [http://www.opel.co.in/ Opel in India]

References


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