March 29 (Reuters) - German luxury car maker BMW opened its first Indian assembly plant near the southern city of Chennai on Thursday, as part of its drive to capture part of the metropolitan car market in Asia's fourth-largest economy. Here are some key facts about the Indian auto industry: BOOMING SALES: - Seen as a slow starter in the global auto market, India's sales of passenger cars topped 1 million in 2006 and are forecast to double by 2010. - The market is growing at 20 ...
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