General Motors began doing business in India in 1928,

Louis-Joseph Chevrolet
NationalitySwiss (1878–1915)
American (from 1915)
BornDecember 25, 1878
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died6 June 1941 (aged 62)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Louis Chevrolet in a Buick he designed, circa 1900

General Motors began doing business in India in 1928,
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1928 buick monarch phaeton


1928 Oldsmobile vehicles

1928 Chevrolet truck

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1943 Chevrolet AD, Chevrolet Trucks Vehicles of Victory ..... - Click Image to Close

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.

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Chevrolet BUS -1950 INDIA
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General Motors began doing business in India in 1928, assembling Chevrolet cars, trucks and buses, but ceased its assembly operations in 1954

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GM continued with tie-ups with Hindustan Motors to build --- Bedford trucks,

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Bedford Lorry

The war-time Bedford QL,with the driver perched above the engine in a forward control cab, foreshadowed post-war truck designs
Bedford Ambulance
Bedford OB
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Bedford CA
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ManufacturerBedford Vehicles
A Bedford CA type new in 1959

Vauxhall cars,[The Vauxhall Victor is a large family car which was produced by Vauxhall Motors, the British subsidiary of General Motors, from 1957 to 1976. The Victor was introduced to replace the outgoing Wyvern model]
Vauxhall Victor
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PredecessorVauxhall Wyvern
SuccessorVauxhall Carlton
Vauxhall Velox EIP
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Vauxhall Motors (pronounced /ˈvɒksɔːl/) (registered name General Motors UK Limited)[3] is a British automotive company owned by General Motors (GM)
Vauxhall Wyvern LIX
Vauxhall Wyvern LIX 4-Door Saloon 1948 - 1951

Vauxhall Wyvern EIX
The four-cylinder Vauxhall Wyvern shared its body with the six-cylinder Vauxhall Velox pictured here. For both models, this Ponton, three-box shape replaced the original design in 1951.


The Euclid Company of Ohio was a company specialized in heavy equipment for earthmoving, namely dump trucks and wheel tractor-scrapers, that operated from the United States of Americafrom the 1920s to the 1950s, then it was purchased and converted into a section of General Motors and later on by Hitachi, Ltd.

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After the sale of Euclid to White Motor Corporation,in 1968 GM formed the Terex brand'White sold Euclid, Inc. to Daimler Benz AG of Stuttgart, Germany in August, 1977, and in January 1984, Daimler-Benz sold Euclid to one of Euclid’s former competitors, Clark Equipment Company and it became part of the Clark Michigan Company, The following April, Clark formed a 50/50 joint venture with Sweden’s Volvo AB, now known as Volvo Construction Equipment to manufacture Volvo, Michigan and Euclid construction equipment under the name of VME Group NV.In December 1993, VME North America entered into a joint venture of its own with Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., called Euclid-Hitachi Heavy Equipment. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of hydraulic construction machinery like excavators and cranes, gradually increased its share of the joint venture until it owned 100% of the venture in 2000. Hitachi obtained Euclid to fill the gap which in their ability to offer a complete mining package, as mining excavators and dump trucks usually are needed in combination. Euclid-Hitachi became Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing on January 1, 2004, and the famous Euclid green was replaced with Hitachi orange. The Euclid name was phased out by the end of the year, ending 80 years of the Euclid name on construction machinery.

In 1994 GMIPL was formed as a joint venture, owned 50 percent by Hindustan Motors and 50 percent by General Motors, to produce and sell Opel branded vehicles. GM bought out the Hindustan Motors interest in 1999. GMIPL continued to produce Opel cars at the Halol facility until 2003, when it started production of Chevrolet vehicles at that location.
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OPEL Astra F
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opel corsa

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).

First generation-Chevrolet Optra
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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.[3]


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.

Chevrolet Tavera
Chevrolet Tavera Indian edition
ManufacturerIsuzu/General Motors
AssemblyHalol, Gujarat, India

Chevrolet Aveo
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS (US)
ManufacturerGeneral Motors
Chevrolet Aveo (T200)
T200: Chevrolet Aveo LT five-door (US)

Third generation (M300)
Chevrolet Spark M300
Chevrolet Spark M300
Chevrolet Beat (India)