“Mastering the production of the new Chevrolet Cobalt in Uzbekistan is a logical continuation of our joint fruitful work with “Uzavtosanoat”” - said the president of GM Korea Sergio Rocha.
Thanks to the amazing design, modern security system and dynamic characteristics, Cobalt exceed the expectations of motorists and will increase GM's sales not only in Uzbekistan, but also in the CIS countries, it was noted at the presentation.
Volume of production of the new Cobalt model will be more than 120 thousand cars per year, half of which will be exported to the CIS countries.
Production of the new sedan will be carried out at the facilities of the Asaka plant with complete technological cycle including stamping, welding, painting and assembly. In the supply of component parts from the first day of production will involve 15 existing and 3 newly established large domestic enterprises of localization.
The car will be fully equipped with engines produced by General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan - new economical 1.5-liter DOHC engine with 105 horsepower, with an average fuel consumption of 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
Chevrolet Cobalt buyers will be given a choice between a five-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission. The car combines comfort, elegance and high dynamics, as well as timeless traditional classic design.
To provide better security, the sedan will be produced from high-strength steel, be equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) and airbags for driver and for front passenger.
"Uzavtosanoat" was created in March 17, 1994. The company currently comprises over 40 large and medium-sized companies. The principal activity of the joint-stock company is the production of passenger cars, buses, trucks and component parts. Number of employees at enterprises of the industry more than 18 thousand people.
«General Motors» - the largest automaker in the world. GM, founded in 1908, now employs approximately 250,000 employees worldwide. With headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures cars and trucks in 38 countries. More information about company GM is at www.gm.com.
JSC «GM Uzbekistan», located in Asaka city in Uzbekistan, was created by General Motors and Uzavtosanoat in March 2008. "Uzavtosanoat" owns the 75% of the stake in the joint venture, the remaining 25% is owned by General Motors. More than 8,000 people work in GM Uzbekistan. They make more than 250 thousand cars a year, and cars are sold in the domestic market and exported to Russia and other CIS countries. The market share of cars, produced by GM Uzbekistan, including the model of Chevrolet Spark, of the Uzbek market was 94% in 2011, which is the highest compared to other countries in which GM is represented.
GM Powertrain-Uzbekistan is the second joint venture between "Uzavtosanoat" and General Motors, which produces engines for cars, production of GM Uzbekistan.
For further information contact: J.J. Akramov - Head of Press Service of "Uzavtosanoat" – Tel: (+99871) 267-74-85, e-mail: email@example.com