General Motors India has reported 6,214 sales in the month of November 2013, a 14 percent year-over-year drop from the 7,238 units sold in November 2012.
November’s sales include 2,151 units of Beat, 1,347 units of Tavera and 1,206 units of Chevrolet Enjoy.
“As expected, the market has gone down drastically after a small spike during the festive season”, said Mr. P. Balendran, Vice President (communications), GM India. “Overall, the market continues to remain sluggish due to unfavorable economic conditions and we do not expect any improvement in the coming months. Unless the government offers a stimulus package to the struggling automobile industry, the market is unlikely to see any upturn before a new government assumes office after elections next year,” he added.
The GM Authority Take
We can’t imagine that the Tavera engine trickery/recall fiasco, ensuing executive-level changes, or public accusations of corporate fraud did The General any favors when it comes to reputation or sales in India. Let’s hope that this isn’t a pattern for GM in the world’s fastest-growing market.