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Three Chevrolet Models to be Assembled in Kazakhstan

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* Azia Avto will assemble and distribute Chevrolet Captiva, Epica and Lacetti

* First Chevrolets on display at Astana Motor Show this week

* Strong market growth expected in next five years

Astana — The first Chevrolets assembled by General Motors' partner, Azia Avto, in Ust-Kamenogorsk, go on show in the Kazakh capital, Astana, today. The Chevrolet Captiva SUV, Epica sedan and Lacetti compact models are assembled from kits supplied from General Motors' South Korean manufacturing facilities (GM DAT).

The assembly of 1500 units this year and more than 3000 in 2008 will put Chevrolet in a strong position in a market with significant growth potential. Kazakhstan, with a population of 18 million, saw annual vehicle sales exceed 60,000 for the first time in 2006. Based on continued economic growth, this figure is expected to increase to 250,000 within five years. The cars produced in Ust-Kamenogorsk are to be sold exclusively within Kazakhstan. …

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It's good to see GM moving its pieces towards markets that are expected to grow more in the future.

I do have a question though: will Borat cover this development in Kazakhstan's auto industry? :smilewide:

Edited by ZL-1

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