General Motors

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Government Motors, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 284,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 35 different countries around the world and sells them under the brands of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall.

In 2009, GM was sold to the United States and Canadian government for $59.9 billion.


[edit] Active brands

The following GM brands were being produced in January 2008:

[edit] Cancelled brands

  • Bedford Vehicles (1930–1987)
  • Elmore (1909 - 1912)
  • Geo (1988–1998)
  • LaSalle (1927–1940)
  • Marquette (1930)
  • Oakland (1907–1931)
  • Oldsmobile (1897 - 2004)
  • Rapid Truck (1909–1912)
  • Reliance Truck (1909–1912)
  • Statesman (1971–1984)
  • Viking (1929–1931)

[edit] Body styles

The following body codes are often used internally, by dealers and the automotive press when referring to the underpinnings of various GM models. An "A-body," for example, would be a Cutlass.

A: is midsize car (Cutlass, Chevelle etc.)

AG/A-special" 1970-72 Monte Carlo/GP/Cutlass Supreme

B: full-size (88, Impala, LeSabre)

C: Ninety Eight/Electra/Cadillac

D: Cadillac commercial chassis & limo

E: Toronado/Eldorado/Riviera

F: Firebird/Camaro

G: 1969 Grand Prix; 80s midsize

H: Vega/Astre/Starfire/Skyhawk/Sunbird

J: Cavalier/Sunfire/Sunbird/Skywawk/Firenza/Cimarron

L: FWD Cutlass Calais/ Grand Am/ Alero etc.

M: Metro/Firefly

N: Beretta/Corsica

P: Fiero

T: Chevette/T1000

X: Nova platform and Cadillac Seville

W: Lumina/Monte Carlo(95-up)/Cutlass Supreme/Malibu/Grand Prix

Y: Corvette

Z: Corvair

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