Following the difficult decision by General Motors (GM) to cease local manufacturing and withdraw the Chevrolet brand from sale in Thailand by the end of 2020, GM wishes to reaffirm its partnership with The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) and continued focus on growing the Chevrolet brand and business in the Philippines.
GM Southeast Asia President, Hector Villarreal, reconfirmed GM’s partnership with TCCCI in the Philippines and the company’s ongoing commitment to ensuring our regional customers’ aftersales needs are met.
“The Philippines remains a very important market for GM and Chevrolet, and we will continue working with our valued partners at TCCCI to grow Chevrolet in the Philippines,” said Villarreal.
“Customers can also rest assured we are committed to maintaining aftersales continuity and the flow of spare parts to our customers in Thailand, Philippines and across the region. A dedicated Aftersales and Customer Care team will remain in Thailand to ensure our customers across the region, including the Philippines, are continued to be looked after.”
Earlier in the week, GM announced they will wind down operations in its Southeast Asian hub in Thailand by the end of the year. This includes the selling of its Rayong plant, as well as the eventual end of Chevrolet vehicle sales in The Land of Smiles. The Thailand market departure follows its exodus from other Asian markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.
Chevrolet will not immediately end operations in the country as they will continue sales until the end of the year.