General Motors India marked a milestone, announcing the first shipment out of Maharashtra to Mexico. 3,000 Chevrolet Beats will arrive in Mexico within eight weeks, just in time for the on sale date of December 2015.
“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,” said GM India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena. “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.”
It’s a story of future prospects, knowing GM sees India as its newest global-export hub, and making huge investments into the country as of recent, including $1 billion for the region. The Talegaon manufacturing facility will also continue to bolster its output, and is expected to produce 220,000 vehicles annually by 2025.
“In 2015, we plan to export 20,000 vehicles, compared with just 1,000 vehicles last year,” said Saxena. “This number will further increase to approximately 50,000 vehicles in 2016, reinforcing our commitment to the Indian market and our strong local supplier base.”
He added, “We expect to identify additional export markets going forward. This will help increase capacity utilization at our Talegaon plant.”