GM Celebrates 500 Million Vehicles Milestone

Ian Nicholls


General Motors is celebrating the production of 500 million vehicles global milestone with more than 2.7 million automobiles produced in South Africa

THIS week General Motors, GM, celebrates 500 million vehicles built globally over the past 106 years – the most by any automaker to date. GM is the first vehicle manufacturer to achieve this milestone and remains focused on being the most valued automaker in the world.

While GM celebrates this achievement, General Motors South Africa, GMSA, is proud to have produced 2.76 million of these vehicles in the country since it started manufacturing operations in 1926.

Ian Nicholls, Vice President GMSA Operations, said GM attributes this momentous milestone to all its loyal customers.

Nicholls emphasised that they could not have reached this milestone had it not been for the customers. “Five hundred million vehicles means 500 million customers.

“We want to build on the solid foundation and the positive contribution GMSA has made to the lives of people since 1926.”

Nicholls believes that buying a GM product from a dealer is not just a purchase, it is a memory. This memory is further nurtured by excellent aftersales service and customer support.

“We are committed to providing outstanding levels of service to our Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu customers through our 200 dealers across Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Nicholls.

With a footprint in the region since 1913 when the first Chevrolets were imported, GMSA’s long heritage bears testimony to years of experience in sales and after sales service.

Today the South African plant continues to proudly build the Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Utility, the Isuzu Pick-up and Isuzu Trucks.

— May 18, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT


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