Beat diesel version from GM likely during the early 2011
The US car maker General Motors is in the upbeat mood to promote its latest sensation Beat in the Indian market. The company has devised plans to go in for diesel version of Beat and it may hit the roads by Q1 of 2011, said the company’s VP for sales and marketing in India. The engines will get shape from the company’s Talegaon facility where 1.2 lit gasoline engine too will come off. This gasoline engine may come to the market by this year end, he added. The Talegaon plant has the capacity of 160000 engines and in another two months the unified plants of Talegaon and Halol would have tight shifts. There will be an increase in the production of Beat(from the current 3300 units to 4000 units) and Cruze sedan (from the current 600 units to 900 units), he specified. Further there will be an increase in the dealer network by 80 which will make the net to 300 spread across 209 cities in the country. GM’s popular range comes from Chevrolet model which has- Spark [images], Beat [images], Tavera [images], U-VA [images], Optra [images], Aveo [images], Cruze [images] and Captiva [images]. Since its inception in 2003 Chevrolet has reached the monthly volume of 10000 units.