GM realizes 121,584 Chevrolet cars in Uzbekistan in 2011
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
GM Uzbekistan, an Uzbek-US carmaker, sold some 121,584 automobiles in internal market in 2011, American company General Motors said in a statement.
As earlier reported, GM Uzbekistan traded about 143,000 automobiles in Uzbekistan in 12 months of 2010.
According to GM, Uzbekistan entered to the top 10 largest sales market of Chevrolet automobiles in 2011. Uzbekistan was on the eighth place among largest markets of GM last year.
Among largest markets of Chevrolet also included the USA (1,775 million sold cars), Brazil (632,201), China (595,068), Russia (173,485), Mexico (162,461), Canada (150,540), Argentina (133,491), India (111,056) and Columbia (105,783).
Uzavtosanoat and South Korea’s Daewoo Motor created a joint venture - UzDaewoo Auto - on parity conditions with the charter capital of US$200 million. In 1996, the venture launched car production plant with the cost of US$650 million in Asaka city of Andijan region. The capacity of the venture is 200,000 cars per year.
In May 2005, Uzavtosanoat purchased 50% shares of Daewoo Motor in UzDaewoo Auto for about US$110 million. General Motors and Uzavtosanoat completed process of creation of GM Uzbekistan on the base of UzDaewooAuto in the end of March 2008. The charter capital of new venture is US$266.7 million.
General Motors owns 25% shares and plus one share in the new venture and it can increase its share up to 40%. Currently, Uzavtosanoat possesses 75% shares in GM Uzbekistan.