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GM to increase its sales points in India by year end

business Updated: May 13, 2010 18:17 IST

Amidst robust car sales, US carmaker General Motors on Thursday said it will expand its network of sales points in India to 300 from the existing 206 currently, by end of this year.

"The effort is to put in place around 300 sales points in the country from the existing 206, and also have equal number (300) of authorised service outlets from the existing 200," Managing Director GM India Karl Slym said, on the sidelines of launch of CNG version of GM's mid-size sedan Chervolet Aveo.

This new version of GM's mid-size sedan is a bi-fuel vehicle with ex-showroom price of Rs 6,26,645 that will be competing with CNG models of Logan and Accent in the market.

"This new BS-IV complaint model of our car Aveo is being manufactured at the Halol facility and is proposed to be launched next in New Delhi, and thereafter in Mumbai where CNG availability is not an issue," Slym said.

"Aveo is a global vehicle sold in close to 140 countries now and is well known for its petrol fuel efficiency, so we take this opportunity to move a step ahead," he said.

"Last year we sold close to 70,000 units and this year we plan to sell around one lakh units," Slym said adding "in first part of the year we registered a 139 per cent growth in sales where as the industry grew between 37 to 38 per cent."