General Motor is planning to introduce smaller SUVs in India. The wholly owned Indian subsidiary of General Motors is ready to launch not only smaller SUVs but also pick up trucks in India to attain a sales figure of 200,000 units annually.
“We will focus on small and mini cars that form a vast majority of the total domestic sales with more products under the Chevrolet brand. We are also looking at expanding our presence in other segments and may introduce one-tonner pick-up trucks and small peoplemover vehicles from Wooling Motors to get some additional micro-numbers. India is a potentially big market and we look forward to utilise all opportunities coming our way to have a sizeable presence here in the next five years,” says Jonathan Browning, GM, VP (Global Sales).
General Motors intends to import Wooling’s low cost Chinese vehicles in India and assemble the same here to avoid heavy import duty on CBUs. It further plans to launch vehicles with alternative fuel technology like CNG, LPG, bio-diesel, etc. to have a wider customer base in India.