General Motors do Brasil is the largest subsidiary of the General
South America and the second largest operation[clarification
needed "large" measured by what? Give numbers!] outside the United
States. In 2005 it completed 80 years of operation in Brazil. The
company was founded in 1925 and operated in rented houses, located in
the historic district of Ipiranga in São Paulo.
Inauguration of the
General Motors Plant in São José dos Campos (SP)
President Juscelino Kubitschek.
In the early days the company only assembled cars using parts imported
from the United States. After five years, GMB officially opened in
1930 with its first factory in
São Caetano do Sul
São Caetano do Sul – São Paulo. In
1958 a second factory was opened
Sao Jose dos Campos
Sao Jose dos Campos – São Paulo,
officially inaugurated a year later by the
Decided to expand its product line, GMB launched in 1968 the first car
Chevrolet brand in the country, the Opala, which closed its
life cycle after 24 years, with more than 1 million units sold.
Since then, it has stopped more than make successes of sales. In 1973
launched the Chevette, which has accumulated sales exceeding 1.2
million units, to be replaced by the Corsa in 1994, the first vehicle
popular with electronic fuel injection.
In July 2000 launched the Industrial Complex of
Gravataí in Rio
Grande do Sul, one of the world's most modern factories, where the
line is produced and Celta, which receives visits from experts in
manufacturing of vehicles from around the world who want to know the
system's assembly model, which is done in partnership with suppliers
of systems, installed within the industrial complex.
The Celta was also the pioneer in the Brazilian market in the area of
electronic commerce, becoming the best-selling model in the world via
the Internet. Currently, the GMB sells the entire line Sonic, Spin and
Montana to truck in this way.
In 2005, GM of
Brazil in the Brazilian market sold a total of 365,259
vehicles, with a participation of 21.3% in Brazilian market. In
specific segments in which it produces vehicles, SUV's, utilities and
commercial light, their participation was a little higher, from 22.6%.
The company's total production reached 559,345 units, considering the
vehicles ready for the domestic market and exports and also the
vehicles "CKD" (completely knocked down).
Exports of GM of
Brazil in 2005 represented new record, reaching a
US$ 1.6 billion, for the shipment of 114,994 units in "CKD"
and 125,678 vehicles ready for some 40 countries around the world. The
main market in the area of exports was Mexico, followed by Argentina,
Venezuela, South Africa and other Latin American countries.
Most gasoline powered vehicles in the Brazilian
flexfuel, capable of operating on 100% gasoline, 100% ethanol or any
blend of the two.
In the social area, the GM of
Brazil focused activities through the
General Motors Institute, which was created in 1993. Its mission is to
rescue the citizenship of children, youths and adults from poor
communities, which are located especially close to industrial plants
of the company. Its shares are primarily in education.
"General Motors" is a Market Leader in the "Telematic" field. In
Brazil during 2015 the company had become the biggest Auto seller to
the Retail segment.
Cars currently manufactured by
General Motors do Brasil:
Chevrolet Montana (since October 2010)
Chevrolet Cobalt (since November 2011)
Chevrolet S-10 (since February 2012)
Chevrolet Spin (since July 2012)
Chevrolet Onix (presented at Brazilian auto show October
Chevrolet TrailBlazer (since October 2012)
Chevrolet Prisma (since February 2013)
Chevrolet Tracker – From Mexico
Chevrolet Cruze (sedan and hatchback) – From Argentina
Chevrolet Camaro (coupé and convertible) – From the USA
Chevrolet Equinox – From Mexico
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General Motors data sheet].
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Chevrolet Spin: seu carro para curtir com todo mundo".
www.chevrolet.com.br (in Portuguese). GM Brasil. 28 June 2012.
Retrieved 21 October 2012.
Chevrolet Onix 2013". chevrolet.com.br. 2012. Retrieved 29 October
Chevrolet confirma a chegada do Onix" [
Chevrolet confirms coming of
Onix]. www.chevrolet.com.br (in Portuguese). GM Brasil. 6 September
2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
Chevrolet confirma apresentação mundial do Onix com presença do
CEO da GM" [
Chevrolet confirms world wide presentation of Onix in
presence of GM CEO]. www.chevrolet.com.br (in Portuguese). GM Brasil.
10 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
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