GM to Ramp Up Component and Passenger Vehicle Shipments from India

Detroit, Michigan-based General Motors which stopped manufacturing passenger vehicles for sale in India, is looking to ramp up component exports from India even as it continues to add new global markets for vehicle shipments from the country.

The company currently exports body panels and engines to Vietnam and Cambodia, and recently started exporting the Beat Notchback to Costa Rica. “Our exports have tripled [increased three times] over the past year and we are very pleased with the acceptance of our products in the export markets,” an official from the company said. In India, GM manufactures vehicles and components at its Talegoaon plant in the western state of Maharashtra.

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

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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