The 2007 Chevrolet Spark is planned to hit the Indian markets in the first half of 2007, aiming to get a 10 percent share, by 2010, of a car market which is rapidly growing. The Chevrolet Spark is a version of the Daewoo Matiz and the automaker plans to export it to Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. South Korea's Hyundai, Maruti Udyog and Suzuki Motor's Indian unit, are the small-car kings in India. GM has not announced any details referring to the number of Sparks that will be released in India.
According to Reuters GM will begin selling the new Chevrolet Spark in India in the first half of 2007 as it tries to grab a 10 percent share of this rapidly growing market by 2010.
The automaker will also consider exporting the Spark, which is a version of the Daewoo Matiz, to Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, said Ankush Arora, vice president of sales and marketing at General Motors India.
India's small-car market makes up the lion's share of this country's market for passenger vehicles. The small-car kings here are Suzuki Motor's Indian unit, Maruti Udyog and South Korea's Hyundai. The number of Sparks that GM will try to sell here has not yet been announced.
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