It is becoming increasingly common for imported products to land up at various parts of the country.
This image shows an imported GMC Sierra SUV in Kashmir. The details of this vehicle are not available but this is not the first time we have seen this. In fact, we had recently reported such exotic vehicles, primarily from Dubai that have been imported into the country. However, these have mostly been spotted in South India. This is arguably the first instance of such a vehicle seen in the northern part of the country. Let us check out the details.
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Imported GMC Sierra SUV in Kashmir
As per the caption in the image, this SUV has been imported from Dubai as suggested by the numberplate. The SUV is white in colour with its massive road presence. It is possible to import such cars from anywhere in the world using the ATA Carnet Passport. The countries that follow the ATA policy allow the import and export of vehicles for a period of 1 year to and from any country. Under this, any non-perishable item could be exported or imported without paying the tax for a period of 1 year. We suspect this is the same model that we reported earlier which was seen in Bengaluru.
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The GMC Sierra comes in a variety of powertrain options. This includes a 310-hp 4-cylinder turbo diesel, a 355-hp 5.3-litre V8, and a 420-hp 6.2-litre V8. The first engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, while the other two have a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Sierra comes in various body types including Single Cab, Double Can or a 4-door Crew Cab with plenty of off-roading abilities and impressive towing capacities.
Such activities allow the locals to experience some unique and exotic vehicles from various parts of the world. Inadvertently, it could even present an opportunity for the carmakers to gauge the response of the people toward such automobiles which could be brought into India using the CBU route. What are your thoughts about this unique method with which people are able to import luxury vehicles into India?