MUMBAI, India -- Imported luxury cars are creating excitement here and enabling auto makers to test the market response before selecting models for local manufacture. India has no restrictions on the number of cars an automaker can import, but they cannot be imported freely. Import duty is a whopping 120% and compliance laws and government policies are tough. Localization takes time and money. Approvals are given for small volumes only to manufacturers and only if after-sale service is ...

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