All About GM: History & Heritage

General Motors has played a pivotal role in the global auto industry for more than 100 years. From the first Buick horseless carriages to technological marvels like the Chevrolet Volt, our products and innovations have always excelled at putting the world on wheels.

  • Creation: 1897-1909

    The world’s love of automobiles started at the New York Auto Show in 1900.

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  • Acceleration: 1910-1929

    The rise of the automobile captured imaginations and sparked invention.

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  • Emotion: 1930 - 1959

    GM’s commitment to innovation lent optimism during tumultuous world events.

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  • Revolution: 1960-1979

    GM offered forward-thinking answers to an increasingly eco-conscious world.

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  • Globalization: 1980-1999

    The close of the 20th century brought tremendous global growth for GM.

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  • Innovation & Challenges: 2000-2008

    The close of the 20th century brought tremendous global growth for GM.

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  • Rebirth: 2009 - Present

    The new GM is smaller, leaner company than its predecessor.  

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