Despite the troubled situation at the home ground, General Motors has high plans for India this year. It has strategized a series of plans for the current fiscal that include new car launches development of powertrain facility, and mass hiring for its research and development centres.
According to Karl Slym, President and M.D., General Motors India, “The company is working on the CNG and LPG variants which are nearing completion. For manufacturing diesel and petrol engines, it will also set up a new powertrain facility in Maharashtra”.
He further added that the company will also hiring engineers for research and development in Bangalore. Currently, General Motors has two plants at Halol in Gujarat and at Telegaon in Maharashtra which are operational.
General Motors India will introduce a new car from the compact car segment named as ‘Chevrolet Cruise’ by mid 2009. The company is also expected to bring Cadillac brand further to strengthen its position and popularise its brand name in the country.