TORONTO – General Motors Corp. will succeed where others have failed with upcoming “captive imports,” a top executive says. The term denotes a foreign-built vehicle that is sold and serviced through a domestic dealer body. GM will begin importing the German-engineered and Belgian-built ’07 Opel Astra this fall for sale in the U.S. as a Saturn. In first-quarter 2008, it will bring to market the Australian-built Holden Commodore SS rebadged as the ’08 Pontiac G8. Bob Lutz, vice ...
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