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Old 5th May 2015, 16:11   #1
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General Motors has officially crossed the 500 million unit production mark with GM branded vehicles built globally over the past 106 years. On the occasion GM CEO Mary Barra said that the brand plans to sell 1,000 new vehicles per hour, 24 hours per day. in 2015.

China is now GMs largest market, where it has 11 joint ventures and two wholly owned foreign enterprises. GM's presence in India is limited to Chevrolet. The North American automaker will soon be adding the Spin MPV and Trailblazer SUV to its line-up, in order to boost its relatively weak sales in India. The company will also be increasing its focus on exports, in order to avoid any loses on the production front.

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Quite an achievement! What makes it more interesting is that GM has never been great. Their cars & the general way of doing business has been lacklustre through the 70s, 80s, 90s & today. The brand isn't exactly known for excellence in quality. At best, GM cars are 'on par' with the competition.

Still, no small feat, even if it's only due to USA & China. Congratulations.
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Quite an achievement! What makes it more interesting is that GM has never been great. Their cars & the general way of doing business has been lacklustre through the 70s, 80s, 90s & today. The brand isn't exactly known for excellence in quality. At best, GM cars are 'on par' with the competition.

Still, no small feat, even if it's only due to USA & China. Congratulations.
Yes it's quite an acheivement. Even, I have wondered what USP do its products have. Among all their products sold in India (Post Opel days), only the 150bhp diesel engine from cruze had some differentiation and could spark some interest. All of its other products (barring the tavera which appeals to the commercial sector) are either terribly lacklustre or middle of the road.

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