Sunday, February 6, 2011

General Motors

General Motors Company is an American multinational automaker based in Detroit, Michigan. It is world's second largest automaker. GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in 157 countries. General Motors produces cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sells and services these vehicles through the following divisions: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Vauxhall, and Holden. GM's OnStar subsidiary provides vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors Corporation was founded in 1908. It entered the Indian market in partnership with Birla Group in 1994. But later became a fully owned subsidiary of its parent company. The company has invested aggressively in high technology and e-business, using these for marketing and servicing of its products.

Company’s plant near Vadodara in Gujarat was originally built by Hindustan Motors (HM). Making a Joint Venture with HM, General Motors modernized the 45,000-square-meter plant. Opel Corsa, Corsa Sail, Chevrolet Optra, and Chevrolet Tavera are produced here. Chevrolet Forester and Opel Vectra are imported from Japan and Germany and sold as Completely Built in Units.
GM has participated over the years in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), Le Mans, Nascar, SCCA, and many other world venues.


Some General Motors available in India,
·        SPARK
·        BEAT
·        AVEO U-VA
·        AVEO
·        TAVERA Neo 2
·        CAPTIVA
·        CRUZE
·        Opel

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