General Motors India has reversed its decision on the Halol plant. Sort of.
Originally, GM India had declared it would close the facility, but has no announced it will keep the plant open through March of 2017, according to Car and Bike. In addition, a new Chevrolet Tavera is currently in the works.
The Tavera will continue to be produced at the Halol plant through March of 2017, but Kaher Kazem, President and Managing Director, GM India made it clear it will not stay open much longer following this latest initiative.
“We are exploring a number of options in relation to the Halol site, including its sale. Selling the plant may include contract manufacturing to ensure continuity for the upgraded Chevrolet Tavera,” he stated.
“GM India will continue with our plan to consolidate manufacturing at our Talegaon plant,” he added.
Halol was originally slated to shutter this coming August, but the extension will help with transitioning employees and consolidating products.