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Fiat to Export Cars to Right-Hand Drive Markets

By Motortrend India Staff   |   18 August,2008

The Fiat is planning to export cars exclusively for the right-hand drive markets. The company is currently concentration on building its market in India.

According to Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, CEO of Fiat-Tata Joint Venture, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd., “The Company could be looking at car exports to markets in the Asia-Oceania region, many of which are right-hand drive. There are several important markets like the Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Some of these can be serviced from our Indian production base.”

He also said that it can be a possibility, though nothing firm can be spoken on this as of now. Apart from working on launch of its iconic global brands like the Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and the Maserati that would come as imports, Fiat has been planning to produce some of its latest cars in India in the volume segment. It will launch Grande Punto towards end of year and Linea sedan next year.

Many car manufacturers are making India a hub for cars export to the overseas market. This proves that the country is developing gradually and is making its pace in the global car market.

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