General Motors to launch Captiva at Auto Expo
GENERAL Motors India (GMI), fullyowned subsidiary of General Motors, will launch its new sport utility vehicle (SUV) Captiva during the Auto Expo in January 2008. Karl Sylm, who took over as General Motors India’s new president & managing director on Monday, said, “We have big plans for the Indian market. While Captiva will fill the SUV bracket as a completely built unit (CBU) vehicle, we would like to expand our product portfolio much beyond the current small cars we are offering. If volumes support us, we can look beyond the CBU operations for Captiva. New models in other segments will also be introduced subsequently. India is a major market of growth for us and GM has long-term commitments.” GM’s Captiva would be pitted against Honda Siel’s popular SUV CR-V and Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara, which are also sold as CBUs here.