General Motors re-looks at India investments, While Ford says no change of tracks

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Regulative unpredictability, moving preference of purchasers and a sluggish uptick in demand are making some vehicle makers evaluate their India strategies.

American automaker General Motors, which has a sub one percent share in the domestic market, will evaluate part of its $1-billion financial investment revealed a year earlier.

Indicating the contracting multipurpose vehicle (MPV) sector and a growing SUV section, a General Motors India representative said the industry was also facing ‘extraordinary governing unpredictability’. There has been action against diesel automobiles and the government has set aggressive emission targets for vehicles.

“We are carrying out a complete review of our future product programme in India. GM will continue with its next household of vehicles in international growth markets. However, the sourcing of elements for India is being put on hold while we conduct a full review of our future item program. As a result, we are likewise putting on hold future investment in our all-new automobile family in India up until we tighten our item portfolio strategy,” the spokesperson stated.

A year earlier, General Motors’ worldwide chief executive Mary Barra revealed an investment of $1 billion in growth of capability and new products. While regulative unpredictability is a factor, General Motors had other challenges in the type of minimal success of its items. Its choice to close the Halol plant by June 30 this year likewise faced concerns. The company has said it will continue production at the Gujarat till March next year.

Ford, another American automaker, said it was dedicated to generating products that Indian consumers wanted at the most opportune time. “The fact that Mustang was introduced in India in the first year of its global accessibility, consisting of in the right-hand drive markets, speaks volumes about our dedication and understanding of the progressing Indian consumer,” said a Ford representative.

Ford has actually reversed its decline in India sales. For the 3 months ended June 30, the automaker increased its India sales by 50 per cent to 21,780 systems. Ford stated it was planning to play a pivotal role in the next phase of development in India’s automotive industry, which is expected to rise to 5.4 million cars by 2020.

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