General Motors is making plans to launch the next gen model of Chevrolet Spark internationally by the 1st half of 2015. This car is known as Chevrolet Beat in India. As a result of this, the launch of Aveo will be delayed and will take place now in 2016. Choi Jong-hak, GM spokesperson, has said that the South Korean union has been suggested to launch 2 new models in the Korean market.
Choi said that “The management said it originally planned to launch the redesigned Aveo in late 2015, but the plan was pushed back. It also said it will produce the new Spark in the first half of 2015.”
Spark and Aveo are exported by GM to USA, Europe and several other nations. Manufacturers in South Korea also develop CKDs which are assembled in Uzbekistan and various other places. GM South Korea has sold a total of 215,177 units of spark both in domestic as well as international market. The exports correspond to 70% of the total Spark sales.
Chevrolet Beat was launched in India in the year 2009 and it has been given a face lift recently in its international market. The India specific, Chevrolet Beat, has not received any kind of upgrade so far, but it is possible that it will get some new features, as in the international models, in the year 2014.
The launch of next generation Chevrolet Cruze was delayed by GM in South Korea due to some technical changes.