China-made Chevrolet sets sail for Chile

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-10-26 10:36
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China-made Chevrolet sets sail for Chile

General Motor's joint venture Shanghai GM last Thursday began shipment of the Chevrolet New Sail to the Chilean market, making it the first locally developed and manufactured passenger car from an international brand to be exported.

"It represents a breakthrough in our strategy to create products for China and other emerging markets," said Terry Johnsson, vice-president of vehicle sales, service and marketing at Shanghai GM.

Plans are in place to sell the small family sedan to other markets in South America as well as in North Africa and the Middle East. Authorized Chevrolet dealers will sell and service the New Sail outside China.

The New Sail has enjoyed strong sales in China since its global debut here in January this year. Approximately 90,000 have been sold in just nine months, putting the New Sail at the top of its segment.

The company said that the combination of good quality, flexible interior, high level of safety and low fuel consumption has helped the model win recognition in China.

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