The new Diesel Beat is scheduled for launch in July 25. During the preview of this car in Goa, the MD and head of the company, Karl Slym spoke about the new car as well as their plans for the upcoming 18 months.
According to him, they plan to launch around 5 more models in different fuel options within the upcoming 18 months, of which, some are segment defining models. They also plan to introduce two new products with SAIC, their JV partner by 2012, beginning with LCVs.
These models will be sold through their existing dealer outlets in India. Currently they have more than 240 sales showrooms, which they plan to expand to about 300 outlets this year.