GM has big plans in Indonesia. In the country of 240 million vehicle sales exceeded the one million mark last year and are only expected to increase. The biggest segment in Indonesia that accounts for 40% of purchases are small minivans. Chevrolet believes that its Spin, which is currently manufactured in Brazil is the perfect vehicle for the Indonesian market. GM intends to let the product’s high quality speak for itself and refuses to buy marketshare. In a country with an estimated 2015 per-capita income of about $5000 according to the CIA World Factbook, this is a daring strategy that risks a lot of potential marketshare to other manufactures.
GM has resumed production at its Jakarta plant that had been shuttered. Annual production is about 40,000 units with the first cars built at the facility to be delivered to customers later this week.