Due to poor sales, General Motors has decided to pull the plug for Chevrolet in India. Earlier, the company had announced plans of expansion into the Indian market by the launch two new cars the Beat facelift and the Essentia which were showcased last year at the Indian Auto Expo.
The company had already put a seal to its Halol manufacturing plant last month and will now only focus on exporting to other markets from its Talegaon manufacturing facility.
Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president of GM International, said, “We explored many options, but determined the increased investment originally planned for India would not deliver the returns of other significant global opportunities. It would also not help us achieve a leadership position or compelling, long-term profitability in the domestic market. Difficult as it has been to reach this decision, it is the right outcome to support our global strategy and deliver appropriate returns for our shareholders.”
Chevrolet promises to continue to honor its guarantee and warranty services to its customers and dealers.
Here is what the Chevrolet India website says
General Motors recently announced the decision to withdraw Chevrolet from the domestic car market in India at the end of this calendar year. The sale of Chevrolet vehicles will end on 31 December 2017.
Chevrolet India is committed to maintain a service network across key locations in India with staff trained to take care of all the needs of your Chevrolet for maintenance and repair. We will continue to honour your original Chevrolet vehicle warranty as well as supporting you through Chevrolet’s Roadside Assistance. We will continue to provide spare parts for your Chevrolet to support maintenance and repair of your vehicle. For any questions regarding support for your Chevrolet, please contact your nearest Chevrolet Service Centre or our Customer Assistance Team at 1-800-3000-8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.