General Motors sold 8,196 during April 2013 in India, representing a 2.4 percent year-over-year growth in sales and reversing what a continuous sales drop.
The 8,196 sales consisted of 3,436 units of Chevrolet Sail, 1,986 units of Chevrolet Beat, and 1,571 units of Chevrolet Tavera, with the Cruze, Captiva, and (old) Spark collectively making up the remainder.
“We have recorded marginal growing in sales on the back of good response for the Chevrolet Sail in April 2013,” said Vice President of General Motors India Paramu Balendran. “However, the market continues to remain subdued due to high interest rates, high fuel prices and weak economic sentiment. The market is expected to pick up only when RBI reduces interest rates during mid-term policy review or so. Despite offering various attractive schemes, showroom footfalls and inquiry conversion rates remain low,” he added.
For what it’s worth, GM India does expect 2013 to be better than 2012. Let’s see how the rest of the year plays out.