Chevrolet Automobile Company

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An American automobile brand, Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company is popularly known as just 'Chevrolet'. It is a subsidiary of one of the world's leading automobile giants, General Motors, as is apparent by the brand's official name.
The Chevrolet division was founded on 3 November 1911 by Louis Chevrolet (a racer) and William C. Durant (General Motors’ founder) in Detroit. The company was known as Chevrolet Motor Car Company at the time it was founded. Chevrolet’s headquarters is located in Detroit. Chevrolet is best-known for automobile products; however, it also manufactures commercial vehicles and trucks.

Chevrolet in India

Although Chevrolet was first introduced in India way back in 1928, with an office in Bombay (now Mumbai) and an assembly plant in Sewree, it had to stop operating in 1952-53 along with other foreign manufacturers as per an Indian government's directive. Chevrolet, under its present brand name and as a subsidiary of General Motors, began its operations in India in June 2003. Prior to this, General Motors used to manufacture and sell models like Opel Astra, Opel Corsa and Opel Vectra in association with Hindustan Motors.

Chevrolet Plants in India


Manufacturing Facilities in India
  • Halol, Gujarat
  • Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra

Map showing Chevrolet plants in India

Map showing Chevrolet plants in India
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Sales Outlets & Service Centres of Chevrolet in India

Chevrolet has a total of 246 sales outlets and 213 service centres in more than 180 cities in India. Chevrolet also has a big technical centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • A total of 1,10,804 units across various models and variants were sold by Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited in 2010. The corresponding number was just 69,579 in the previous year.

Current Chevrolet Models in India with their price range

  • Chevrolet Cruze (Rs. 14.27 lakh to Rs. 16.86 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Sail (Rs. 5.50 lakh to Rs. 8.05 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Sail- Hatchback (Rs. 4.67 lakh to Rs. 7.18 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Spark (Rs. 3.61 lakh to Rs. 4.18 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Beat (Rs. 4.20 lakh to Rs. 6.28 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Optra (Rs. 7.50 lakh to Rs. 7.60 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Tavera (Rs. 7.59 lakh to Rs. 11.30 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Captiva (Rs. 25.14 lakh to Rs. 27.36 lakh)
  • Chevrolet Enjoy (Rs. 6.11 lakh to Rs. 8.63 lakh)

Chevrolet Internet/Social Network

  • Indian website: www.chevrolet.co.in
  • Facebook page (worldwide): www.chevrolet.com
  • Facebook page (India): www.facebook.com/chevroletindia
  • Youtube: youtube.com/chevrolettube
  • G+: https://plus.google.com/+chevroletindia/posts
  • Chevrolet Blog: http://blog.chevrolet.co.in/

Achievements of Chevrolet Automobiles

  • General Motors India won ‘Best Communication and PR Campaign for the Beat’ and ‘Car Manufacturer of the Year’ awards at Popular NDTV Profit Car & Bike India Awards 2011.
  • General Motors India was given ‘Automobile Manufacturer of the Year 2010’ award by The Golden Steering Wheel.
  • Chevrolet’s Halol Plant won ‘Gujarat State Safety Award 2010’ for the third consecutive year.
  • General Motors India won third prize for ‘Energy Conservation’ at the National Energy Conservation Awards 2010 in the Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • General Motors India won ‘National Level Quality Circle Awards’ for both participating QCs - Halol in 2009.
  • General Motors India won ‘Energy Conservation Award’ by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Govt. of India in 2009.
  • General Motors India won ‘National Energy Conservation Award 2008’.
  • General Motors India won ‘Overdrive Car Maker of the Year 2007’.
  • General Motors India (jointly with Honda Siel Cars India) won ‘Marketing Team of the Year’ and ‘PR & Communications Team of the Year’ at CNB-AAA Awards 2007
  • General Motors India won ‘Car-maker of the Year Award’ at NDTV Profit Car India Awards 2007.
  • Chevrolet Captiva won ‘Business Standard Motoring Import Car of the Year’ in 2009.
  • Chevrolet Tavera won 'UV of the Year' in 2005.
  • Chevrolet Tavera won ‘BBC World's Wheels Awards’ in 2003.
  • Chevrolet Cruze was conferred ‘Best Variant of the Year Award’ in 2013 by Autocar India.
  • Chevrolet Enjoy won ‘MPV of the Year KENWOOD God’s own Car & Bike Awards 2014’.
  • Chevrolet Beat won ‘India Design Mark Award’ in 2013.
  • Chevrolet Beat won ‘2010 Car & Bike Design of the Year Award’.
  • Chevrolet Spark was given ‘Best Value Car of the Year’ by BS Motoring (2007-08).

Last Updated on May 26, 2015


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