General Motors begins Chevrolet Beat export to Chile

General Motors begins Chevrolet Beat export to Chile
author image Nikhil Puthran
Tuesday 30 September 2014, 09:30 AM

General Motors India has dispatched the first lot of 140 units of left hand driven Chevrolet Beat hatchbacks. The cars were reportedly shipped from Mumbai and are due to Chile in next few weeks. Speaking more on the occasion Arvind Saxena, GM India president and Managing director said, “The first shipment of Chevrolet Beats demonstrates our commitment to make our India-built products available in global markets. We will continue to ship models to Chile on a monthly basis.”

General Motors begins Chevrolet Beat export to Chile

Currently the vehicle is manufactured at GM’s India based state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The plant holds an annual production capacity of 170,000 vehicles and 160,000 engines. Speaking more on the occasion, Saxena added, “We expect to identify additional export markets going forward. This will help drive capacity utilization at our Talegaon plant.” The hatchback is stated to be India’s most fuel efficient hatchback in its segment and is also the top selling model for Chevrolet in India. The vehicle is available in diesel and petrol engines. The petrol variant is powered by 1.2 Liter engine that generates about 80 Bhp of power with 104 Nm of torque, whereas the diesel version is powered by 1.0 Liter diesel engine that generates about 58bhp of power with 150 Nm of torque.

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