General Motors Thanks Customers For 500-Million Vehicle Sales

It’s a landmark month for General Motors.

Globally, more than 500-million General Motors vehicles have been sold– the most of any automaker by far– since the automaker first went into business 106-years ago. That’s an average of 4,716,981 vehicles per year!

That’s not a type either that’s 500,000,000-million vehicles; an incredible achievement that couldn’t be accomplished if it weren’t for the support of GM customers.

So, we’d like to say “THANK YOU!” We know none of this could’ve been possible without the support of our loyal customers over the years.

As a matter of fact, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM leaders from around thanked five loyal customers over the course of 48 hours this week by surprising them with a free GM vehicle. Barra and her team chose the customer based on milestones they achieved in their GM car, truck, or SUV:

  • Trent Brining, a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient received an all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
    at Monday’s global kick-off event at GM’s Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. (Seen above with GM CEO Mary Barra)
  • Supot Khwankoom, a farmer from Thailand who saved to purchase his family’s first vehicle, received a Chevrolet Colorado
  • Anna Katharina Dionysius, whose Opel Astra was totaled in a collision, received a brand new Zafira Tourer.
  • Da Shuo, an entrepreneur from China known for his “Purple Bullet” – a peach-and-purple-painted Chevrolet Cruze that inspired his customization business. His personalized fleet of cars will expand with the addition of a new Chevrolet Trax.
  • Amandio Palhares and Joselle Pinheiro, avid travelers from Brazil who traveled nine months in their Chevrolet truck across 16 countries from Brazil to Alaska. They received a Chevrolet Cruze
    , in the hopes of inspiring another cross-continent journey.

Congratulations to all the lucky GM owners and thank you to all of those who have supported GM over the years.