This past week, GM India has been in news more often than usual. First it was their announcement of not to go ahead with their proposed plans of launching Spin MPV, then came the announcement of launching five new cars in 24 months (New Beat, Beat Activ, Essentia, New Cruze, New Trailblazer).
If this was not enough, then came the news of discontinuation of Enjoy MPV and the postponement of closure of GM India’s Halol plant in Gujarat. (which was initially due to shut down by August 2016).
Though the latter two news stories did not come officially, what has now been revealed by GM India is that they are postponing the shut down of Halol plant in order to “provide more time to ensure an orderly transition for employees, suppliers and other stakeholders as the company continues to work through options for the facility.”
“GM India will continue with our plan to consolidate manufacturing at our Talegaon plant,” said GM India President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem. In the meantime, GM India will also start the production of new Tavera at the Halol facility.
“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 added, “Chevrolet is committed to putting our customers at the center of everything we do by providing safe, high-quality vehicles backed by a world-class ownership experience that they expect and deserve.”