New Small Car from General Motors in India

Saturday 30 August 2008, 00:00 AM by Satish

Small car industry in India is booming and is emerging out to be the fastest growing car segment that has attracted attention of nearly every car maker in India. General Motors shall be ready to launch its new small car India in the second half of 2009.

The new car from General Motors shall not compete with Tata's Nano but shall cater to the small car segment demands in the country. It is planning to take on its rival Maruti Suzuki in the 800-900cc segment as the latter remains the undoubted king in the small car segment.

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“We intend to introduce a second mini into the market,” D. Nick Reilly, president, Asia-Pacific for GM, had said at the time. “When we say new cars (for India), that’s referring to a second mini and potentially another vehicle in a completely different segment.”

As the annual car sales figures gear up to reach nearly 2 million passenger car sales in the country by 2010 and small car sales amounting to nearly two-third of the sales, General Motors does not want to be left behind. The second small car from General Motors shall cater to the global demands with inputs from India. GM already launched its Chevrolet Spark in April earlier this year.

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