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General Motors vehicle production crosses 50 crores in 106 years

general motors 500 million production
general motors 500 million production

The company produced 500 million (50 crores) vehicles over a course of a 106 years.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM North America President Alan Batey celebrated the production of the company’s 500 millionth vehicle.

general motors 500 million production

General Motors CEO Mary Barra (right) and GM North America President Alan Batey (left) surprise Iraqi war veteran Trent Brining with a “key” to a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The ceremony saw Trent Brining being honored with a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. He is among four others who have been identified to receive a GM vehicle as a part of these celebrations. Trent Brining is a retired army corporal who has underdone 23 surgeries and earned a Purple Heart.

While celebrating this important milestone, General Motors also drew attention to some outstanding innovations that included the first V8 engine, the first automatic transmission and first air bags in a production vehicle.

general motors 500 million production

Milestones To 500 Million

Celebrations of the General Motors’ 500 millionth vehicle in 106 years was conducted along with customers, employees and dealers at the company’s Fairfax Kansas Assembly Plant. It is from this plant that the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will enter production later this year. Added investments to the tune of $174 million were also announced which will be directed towards new equipment and technology to be seen on board the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

general motors 500 million production

General Motors Global Manufacturing Infographic

Barra has also announced a one-time Customer Appreciation Discount starting from the third week of May. All US salaried and represented employees and retirees can avail of this discount which can be combined with other initiatives. Extensive sales plans were also revealed wherein the company expects to sell over 1000 units per hour, 24 hours a day which could add up to 10 million vehicles.

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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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