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GM goes for it in India

Signs that GM aims to reconquer the motor world from the clutches of mighty Toyota are once again in evidence. General Motor’s India branch hopes to triple production by 2013.

The company has set a target of 300,000 sales. Last year, GM sales rose 59 per cent to 110,804 there.

Up to six new models will be introduced by the company within two years to boost sales, and a diesel-powered version of the Chevrolet Spark will go on sale in a ‘few weeks,’ according to company boss, Karl Slym.

The firm also hopes to get a nose in the commercial vehicle sector. Slym added: ‘In India, 40 per cent of the overall sales of the market are in commercial vehicles, and we don’t sell in that market. That is a big, huge growth area.’

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