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GM aims to ramp up component exports from India for high-quality vehicles

Last year in May, General Motors announced that it would stop selling its vehicles in India and it now exports vehicles manufactured at its Talegoaon plant in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Warren Transmission Operations Plant in Warren, Michigan. Photo: Reuters

American auto major is looking to ramp up component exports from even as it continues to add new global markets for vehicle shipments from the country, a said.

The company, which has stopped selling cars in the Indian market, recently started exporting Notchback to

"Apart from this addition, we also plan on expanding the component exports in 2018," a told

The company currently exports body panels and engines to and

The official, however, declined to specify the markets that the company plans to target for components exports.

Elaborating on the vehicle exports from India, the said that the company is focused on ensuring that it produces high-quality vehicles for export markets.

"Our exports have tripled over the past year and we are very pleased with the acceptance of our products in the export markets," the said.

In 2017, ranked 5th in in terms of passenger vehicle exports. Its hatchback was the highest exported passenger vehicle from India.

When asked about the settlement of issues related to dealerships, the said the company has been able to settle all as of December, 31,2017.

"India worked directly with its dealers to ensure a smooth transition to the Chevrolet Authorised Service Operation (ASO) network and in this process, we have settled the closure of all by December 31, 2017," the spokesperson said.

Last year various company dealers had protested on account of inadequate being offered to them.

On the availability of service and spare parts for its vehicles in India, the said the company has a network of 175 in operation across key locations in the country.

"We continue to operate every function that supports all the aspects of operations of our ASO network; these include the technical assistance centre, field engineers, training organisations and the field team," the spokesperson said.

The company is also maintaining a dedicated customer assistance centre to support its customers, the spokesperson added.

"In addition, we continue to operate parts procurement, warehousing and distribution to ensure smooth parts supply for Chevrolet vehicles in India," the official said.

Based on current planning the automaker is taking all measures to ensure availability of spare parts, generally in the market for at least 10 years, the official added.

Last year in May, announced that it would stop selling its vehicles in India. It now exports vehicles manufactured at its in

First Published: Sun, January 28 2018. 12:33 IST