GM plans to build a car from scratch in India

GM plans to build a car from scratch in India
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First Published: Tue, Oct 13 2009. 12 27 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Oct 13 2009. 12 27 AM IST
New Delhi: General Motors’ (GM) Indian subsidiary expects to have the capability to build a car from scratch by 2011, according to chief executive Karl Slym.
“We’ll have the capability by then and at some point we will design a car for India,” he said. Among foreign car makers Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, is the only other car maker that has said it intends to build a car in India.
Slym, who was speaking at the launch of the Chevrolet Cruze said GM’s 1,000-strong engineering centre in Bangalore has already made minor changes and facelifts for cars launched in the Indian market.
Compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas variants have also been developed at their Bangalore facility.
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First Published: Tue, Oct 13 2009. 12 27 AM IST