Beat diesel helps GM India sales growth

General Motors India reportedly posted a 33.46% rise in its sales in July 2011 at 9,508 as compared to the same month last year.

According to reports, the company had recorded sales of 7,124 units in July last year. The company sold 1,502 units of small car Spark, 5,255 units of hatchback Beat, 62 units of premium hatchback UVA, 125 units of entry level sedan Aveo, 123 units of mid-sized sedan Optra and 621 units of luxury sedan Cruze during July 2011.

The company also sold 1,707 units of multi-purpose vehicle Tavera and 113 units of sports utility vehicle Captiva, reports said.

Although GM have registered 34% growth, the market continues to be sluggish due to hike in interest rates and fuel prices, added reports. The company has ambitious plans for India and will enter the commercial vehicle markets in 2012.