GM India Begins Exporting Chevy Beat to Mexico
General Motors India announced last month that the first shipment of 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats have left Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra and are scheduled to arrive in Mexico by December. Sales of the Chevrolet Beat are expected to begin in that same month.
“In keeping with our commitment to the Make in India program, we are proud to celebrate the first shipment of Chevrolet Beats to Mexico, GM India’s second major export market,” said GM India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena. “This is part of GM’s strategy to make India an export hub for global markets. We will continue to export Beats to Mexico on a monthly basis.”
The Chevrolet Beat is perhaps better known to consumers in the west as the Chevy Spark. The Beat/Spark is available in more than 70 global markets, and Chevrolet has moved more than 1 million units over its lifetime.
The new Chevrolet Beat is built at GM India’s manufacturing plant in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The company plans to increase exports from India to as many as 20,000 units by the end of 2015, and that number is expected to reach as high as 50,000 by 2016.