GM likes the idea of dealerships gift cards

Article by Christian A., on June 15, 2012

Would you want car dealerships to offer a gift card program? At least GM CEO Dan Akerson seems to think that this is a “pretty good idea” when this was suggested by a contractor during the shareholder comment-and-question session at the recent General Motors’ annual meeting. Typically, CEOs of automakers would have to fend off criticisms about the stock price or some other complaint or suggestion during these gatherings.

GM’s affair was more upbeat than others, says Autonews. A shareholder introduced an idea on drivers’ seats that offer more comfort. One man from California complained about not being offered coffee Meanwhile, someone hoped to give GM the nickname “Greatness Motors.” The gift card program was proposed by a Jim Slade, a building contractor from Goodrich, Mich.

He said that this gift card would be the same as those offered at Lowe's or Target and that it could be used for service or accessories at any GM dealership or may also be used for a new or used car. Slade also said that he wasn’t pleased about the low gas mileage of his Chevy Colorado pickup. One of Slade’s ideas was to distribute these gift cards to college graduates so that they will see what GM could offer.

General Motors is bringing the newest generation of its toughest midsize pickup truck to Thailand as part of its global rollout of new products. The new Chevrolet Colorado will be making its way to Thailand with all new exterior and interior elements as well as all new mechanical features.

The newest iteration of the Chevy Colorado midsize pickup truck is part of GM’s five-year, $2 billion vehicle program that spanned five continents and involved over 60 markets around the world. The result of this wide-ranging developed is a new generation of the pickup trucks that offers more features, better technology and superb value.

Once the Colorado arrives in the country this month, customers in Thailand will be able to choose between 26 combinations of models and powertrains as well as cabins and ride heights. Thai customers could choose from three cabs – single cab, extended cab and crew cab as well as two bodies – narrow and wide. Two stances are also offered (high and low stances). The newest generation of the Chevy Colorado is offered either as two- or four-wheel-drive. Two new engines and three spec levels are also available for the pickup truck’s customers and would-be customers in Thailand.

According to GM Thailand President Martin Apfel, the arrival of the new Colorado midsize pickup truck in the Thai market builds on the brand’s heritage of creating vehicles that surpasses the needs and wants of customers. He noted that Thailand is the first market in the world that will receive the all-new Colorado.

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