He joined General Motors in preparation for its acquisition of Daewoo when the business was owned by the Korean Daewoo conglomerate.
He was this week replaced by Chevrolet sales director Rory Harvey.
Harvey, a GM stalwart of some 17 years, was appointed sales director at Chevrolet in 2004. He is now charged with growing Chevrolet’s market share – sales for the first four months of the year are up 33% to 5,210 units – and ensuring the successful launch of new products.
However, he faces an immediate setback with the news that the Chevrolet Capitva SUV, due to go on sale in September, will now be delayed to early 2007 due to a number of engineering issues.
Carroll, who is believed to be leaving the motor industry, was appointed managing director of GM Daewoo UK and oversaw its rebranding as Chevrolet and subsequent development of a retail network.
The Captiva will also spawn Vauxhall’s replacement for the Frontera, the Antara, which is due to go on sale in summer 2007 with an anticipated £2,000 premium over Chevrolet’s expected £16,000 starting price.