Customers flock to Chevrolet for cheap cars in Thailand

2017 COPO Chevrolet Camaro

Customers flocked to Chevrolet showrooms on Wednesday to get models sold at discount prices following General Motors’ decision to withdraw from Thailand by the end of 2020.

Outlets selling the American brand were busy with possible customers on Wednesday after the sale started — with some models going for less than half price. The new Captiva 1.5 LS Turbo, for a name, was offered at 499,000 baht ($15,870) — down from 999,000 baht ($31,772). 

The Captiva SUV is among the best-selling Chevrolet models in Thailand.

“The Bang Jak showroom has temporarily stopped selling the Captiva. We will let you know if more become available,” the auto dealer in Bang Chak area posted on Facebook.

A sales manager at a dealer in Pattaya stated he sold over 100 cars on Wednesday to both local and foreign customers.

The sales campaign comes after the decision by General Motors to stop selling Chevrolet in Thailand and sell its Rayong factory to a Great Wall Motor by the end of this year. About 1,500 employees will be unemployed after the American company shuts its Thai operations, together with those in Australia and New Zealand.

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