GM India to expand Halol facility from 85,000 to 110,000 vehicles per year

According to a report published in Wall Street Journal, General Motors India will be raising capacity at Gujarat’s Halol based car manufacturing plant by the end of this year, while the total expansion will be completed by the end of the next year.

As per the report the move will include expanding the capacity at its plant at Halol in the western state of Gujarat to 110,000 vehicles a year from 85,000 currently. More than half of the Halol capacity will be dedicated to the new range of vehicles that will be launched from China’s SAIC Motor Corp.GM has an equally owned joint venture with SAIC in India, which plans to make cars from their Shanghai General Motors Corp. joint venture and mini commercial vehicles from their SAIC-GM Wuling Automobile Co. joint venture.

GM India will introduce a sport-utility vehicle from SAIC’s portfolio by January 2012, which will be followed by a minivan and a light truck next year.

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