American (from 1915)
|Born||December 25, 1878|
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
|Died||6 June 1941 (aged 62)|
Detroit, Michigan, United States
1928 buick monarch phaeton
1928 Oldsmobile vehicles
Chevrolet Armored Car (India Pattern)
Also known as the Crossley Chevrolet, these were Crossley Armored Cars refurbished in 1939 by Chevrolet. About 20 saw service in Palestine during attacks on the Vichy French forces that controlled Syria between 1940 and 1941. They were then passed to Iran, as a gift, in 1942
Chevrolet Indian bodied Ambulance serving with the Australian Army.
|Vauxhall Velox 1955|
In 2000, GMIPL moved its headquarters to Gurgaon. In 2003, the company opened its technical center operations in Bangalore, which included research and development and vehicle engineering activities. The technical center operations were expanded to include purchasing and financial support services for General Motors operations located outside of India (2006), vehicle engine and transmission design and engineering (2007) and a vehicle design studio (2007).
GMIPL began construction of a second vehicle assembly plant in Talagaon in 2006, which began production of Chevrolet vehicles in September 2008.
In late 2009, General Motors announced that it would put its India operation into a 50-50 venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation of China, which is the partner of GM's main venture in China.
In 2002, The Lacetti is manufactured in India and sold as the Optra and the hatchback version is sold as the Chevrolet Optra SRV (formerly known/sold as Chevrolet SRV),
which they plan to get out with a 2L diesel engine in the near future.
The Optra is sold with two engine options, 1.6 L and 1.8 L. In the first option it is available in three trim levels, the Elite, the Elite LS, and LT Royale. In the second engine option it is available in two levels, the LT and the LT AT, the latter coming with automatic transmission.
In 2007 GM India came out with a diesel-engined Optra called the Optra Magnum.
The Magnum had a different nose, and interiors as compared to the petrol version. Subsequently the petrol version got the new nose treatment(like that of the Optra SRV but with a slightly different front grill) and tail lights, and are sold as Optra Magnum petrol/diesel.
|Assembly||Halol, Gujarat, India|