General Motors India today rolled out the 100,000th Chevrolet Spark from its plant in Halol, Gujarat. The ceremony was presided over by the company’s Vice-President, Mr. P Balendran. The Chevy Spark has been a reasonably successful car for GM India, although it looks a little jaded now in comparison with more sprightly Beat – the newest offering from the GM India stables.
Mr P Balendran, speaking on the occasion said, “Spark is a hit globally, and it is one of GM India’s best-selling cars in the country. The growing popularity of our Spark testifies that more and more customers have been reassured by the quality, economy and performance of this best-selling car. We are confident that the award winning Spark makes for a natural choice for the customers, given its product attributes and the value proposition it offers at an affordable price. At General Motors, it is our constant endeavor to provide the consumers unmatched products and services and the roll-out of the 100,000th Spark from our plant today stands testimony to this resolve.”
The Spark has made GM India proud by winning the prestigious J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Award for years 2007, 2008 & 2009. Chevrolet Spark is produced at GM india’s Halol (Gujarat) and Talegaon (Maharashtra) plants, which have a combined production capacity of 225,000 units per annum. The company has recently started second shifts at both the plants to meet the increased demand for its range of products. General Motors India’s is also creating a new engine production plant in Talegaon with a capacity of 160,000-units per annum and it wont be long before the plant gets functional. This is the first flexi-engine plant in the GM world wherein both petrol and diesel small car engines are going to be manufactured together. The engines will roll out of the plant by the end of this year.
General Motors India has also collaborated with REVA Electric Car Company to manufacture the electric Spark. This path-breaking initiative is in line with GM India’s commitment to introduce environment friendly mobility solutions in the country. The e-Spark will be India’s first 4-door Passenger Electric Vehicle and will be launched by the end of this year.