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Old 31st March 2008, 23:33   #1
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Default GM India Hummer H3 to be launched Mid 2008 and Cadillac 2008 end

I have got inside sources from my friends at GM India they have given the Hummer H3 to ARAI for approval after more than 18 months of testing on Indian conditions. The H3 would be launched with Diesel engine but engine Specifications has not yet be disclosed. The Company also plans to launch the all new Cadillac CTS by year end or early 2009. The Company is also seriously thinking at providing diesel engines as an option once its engine manufacturing plant becomes operational by next . The company is yet to finalize a location for the engine plant.cheers:
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The H3 is a nice runabout for the town and can hold it's own offroad. The styling and stance runs in the family, but it is just too darn small to be called a HUMMER. But, I think this is how the world is heading, so I guess they felt the need to change or die.

The CTS is a classy car on its own, good offerings and is on par with the competition. Caddy should also look into the option of offering the STS, SRX and even the Big Daddy Caddy - Escalade.
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The H3 will be a hit in India for sure. It has immense brand value and I'm sure a tonne of people will rush to get their H3s. I don't think its offloading capabilities really matter that much as most people don't even take their SUV s off road and its more of a status thing.
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Here is a picture. It looks big. I am wondering what engine they will put in it. Anybody know the specs?
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@Hurricane, do you know any pricing info on the vehicles?
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The picture you have shown is a LH drive. Not an Indian vehicle.

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The picture you have shown is a LH drive. Not an Indian vehicle.

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Google says this is an H3 Hummer. Are sure you want to pick a fight with Google and the Google Mafia? I hope your medical insurance is paid up, Boy. They exist in other places in the world, H3s do. Maybe some are lefties????
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Google says this is an H3 Hummer. Are sure you want to pick a fight with Google and the Google Mafia? I hope your medical insurance is paid up, Boy. They exist in other places in the world, H3s do. Maybe some are lefties????
HAHA, yeah LHD or RHD its still an H3
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RHD versions are made in their South African plant.
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The company is yet to finalize a location for the engine plant.cheers:
In India it has already been finalised as Talegaon (Near Pune) with a capactity of 225000 vehicles in India by 2010.
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Oh INDIA is shining for sure.Whole lot of cars being brought in by whole lot of manufacturers.H3 looks terrific.DAN do you have any specs of this one?
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Isnt the H3 going to be priced at 40L? which is a $100,000.
In the states the price is $30,000.....:(
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i am sure this will not be lower than Rs 30L for sure..

its a nice news though
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i think they should also launch the caddy BLS its more affordable i believe it is cheaper than the germans
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I better start saving up for the H3. I can't wait to bulldoze my way through the pesky snail paced, overtaking lane hogging auto's ,taxi's and two wheelers.
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