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According to GM of India vice president of corporate affairs, Mr. P Balendran, the automaker has firm plans to build a mini car. The hope is to have a model in play by 2010, with the goal of a 10-percent or better market share internationally.

Details are hard to come by, but the entry-level offering is expected to compete against offerings like the Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Santro, and Balendran pledges that it will be 'competitively priced.'

(An Indian-market Opel Corsa Sail is pictured)

[Source: The Economic Times, Opel of India]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Lofty goal for a product that doens't currently exist.

      They do absolutely need a product like this to compete in India, where GM is not currently among the leaders.
      • 9 Years Ago
      ^But Honda has not been the world's largest auto-maker for 50 years.

      Btw, why isn't the Aveo considered to be a mini car? Or do they mean a stylish, non-econo mini car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      You know, not every automaker needs to have EVERY type of car at all times.

      Honda doesn't have a full-size truck or SUV... oh noes! They're late! And I don't remember anyone else saying anything like this when Honda finally got around to making vehicles like the Ridgeline and Pilot....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Agreed - late again (as usual). The Miata came out some 17 years ago and has sold more than 700,000 units in that time. GM is just now getting around to bringing out their offering in a small sports car - the Solstice!