Chonburi, Thailand – GM Vice President of Global Manufacturing and President of International Operations Tim Lee joined GM Southeast Asia President Martin Apfel to hand out 130 virtually indestructible footballs to schoolchildren in Chonburi on Jan. 30.
A jury of 49 automotive journalists considered every new car released in the past year, and selected ATS as the winner. The award was announced at a press conference opening the 25th annual North American International Auto Show.
ARLINGTON, Tex. – General Motors will add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.
“To put it simply, the Volt was far and away the biggest surprise to every editor at this year’s 10Best event,” Car and Driver editors wrote in their January 2011 issue. “None of us imagined that nestling into the glass cockpit would bring the words ‘automotive bliss’ and ‘electric vehicle’ together in the same sentence.
The Cadillac Aera concept vehicle won the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, tying with Smart and besting entries from seven other automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Maybach. GM Advanced Design has now won the honor more times than any other design team; this is its third victory since 2005.
Chevrolet will compete in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series with a new twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 racing engine powered by renewable E85 ethanol fuel. The new purpose-built Chevy IndyCar engine will be developed jointly by General Motors and Ilmor Engineering.
General Motors today announced that Eric Peterson has been named U.S. Vice President, Diversity. Peterson, 58, will also continue to serve as director, industry dealer affairs, where he manages relationships with GM’s National Dealer Council, Minority Dealer Advisory Council, and Women’s Dealer Advisory Council, as well as with the National Automobile Dealers Association.
“This is another important milestone for General Motors in China,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “It was only three years ago that GM became the first global automaker to reach the 1 million annual sales mark in China.”
General Motors today announced a $37 million investment in its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant earmarked for tooling and equipment to enhance the plant’s manufacturing capabilities.
Shanghai – General Motors celebrated the arrival of the first drivable Chevrolet Volt in China today. China is one of the initial markets outside the United States to receive the Volt. GM’s landmark electric vehicle with extended-range capability will go on sale locally next year.