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        Cadillac Coming to India

        Satish Kalepu

        Satish Kalepu

        General Motors is planning to launch Cadillac range of luxury cars India. The company had initially planned to launch its popular SUV Hummer in India but is now looking at luxury car segment in India. The company will introduce Cadillac CTS which will be pitted against Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi range of cars India. General Motors has already announced that it will launch Chevrolet Cruze in India by mid 2009 which will be its luxury sedan competing against Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Sonata.

        “We are now vying for the luxury space. The company was planning to launch SUV Hummer earlier but its entry now seems distant as consumer sentiment has changed. So, we have zeroed in on the Cadillac CTS sedan, which was showcased in the Auto Expo last year,” GMI president and MD Karl Slym.

        General Motors also plans to launch more products powered by alternative fuels like CNG and LPG. It has already introduced Optra sedan CNG version in India and plans to launch more few more vehicles fuelled by LPG in early 2009. The company recently launched automatic version of Chevrolet Captiva in India last week.