GM will continue production at Halol Plant, will roll out the upgraded Chevrolet Tavera MPV soon
To provide more time to the suppliers, transition of employees General Motors India has planned to continue the production at its Halol assembly plant in Gujarat until March, 2017. Till then the plant will roll out the upgraded Chevrolet Tavera MPV. Initially it was planned that the automaker will shut down the facility in August 2015, but later it has decided to extend the production and exploring new options about future of the plant.
The American automaker plans to roll out at least 5 models in Indian market in next 24 months. Which include the facelifted Chevrolet Trailblazer, new Chevrolet Cruze sedan alongside the new Chevrolet Beat hatchback and two other models based on the hatchback which are Beat Essentia and the Beat Activ, while the earlier announced Chevrolet Spin MPV is not coming to the country as of now.
President and Managing Director of GM India, Mr. Kaher Kazem has confirmed that the company is not closing down the Halol plant this year, but he also stated that the extension of the time period has been taken to ensure the orderly transition of the employees and to give the suppliers and other stakeholders ample time to move. Meanwhile he also confirmed that the automaker will concentrate on the Talegaon plant for manufacturing the cars.
GM India is going through a transition period in the country, as the automaker has decided to discontinue the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV and Sail twins in the country. While revealing the new Beat hatchback, Beat Essentia sedan and Beat Activ crossover equally at the same time.
Chevrolet Beat Activ was showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo alongside the Beat Essentia sedan, both of which gave us the preview of the new Beat, and few days ago the brand officially released the image of the production versions of these models.