The move is made with the intention of providing a foothold for the maker’s efforts to expand further into India. The studio, located in Bangalore, joins a GM research and development center already in operation in the southern Indian city, reports MSNBC.com. The studio will start with a roster of 60 employees.
GM is pushing hard to increase its presence in India, introducing two new cars this year: the low-cost Chevrolet Spark (pictured) and the premium hatchback Chevrolet Aveo U-VA. These two models have seen Chevrolet’s sales increase by almost 250 percent in the past seven months alone. GM looks forward to more growth as its Indian-based design and research and development centers produce more ideas for the Indian auto market.