EXCLUSIVE: RUSSIA: GM looks at diversifying output with VAZ
General Motors Corp is considering building a second vehicle at its venture with AO AvtoVAZ in Russia, revisiting plans to make the mid-sized Astra from GM's German subsidiary Adam Opel AG, writes Ryan Tutak. GM-AvtoVAZ ZAO (GMAV) wants to start producing sedans of current Astra (code-named T3000) in September 2003 with annual volumes forecast to reach 10,000 in 2004 and 25,000 in 2005-2008. Models would be badged Chevrolet and sold only in Russia.
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