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GM Celebrates 500 Million Vehicles Built Worldwide

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/5/2015 Megan Stewart

Over the last 106 years, General Motors has produced over a half-billion vehicles across all of its brands. To mark the occasion, the company is giving away new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu sedans to five lucky individuals.

GM Celebrates 500 Million Vehicles Built Worldwide

During a special celebration on Monday, GM CEO Mary Barra and GM North America and Global Chevrolet President Alan Batey presented Iraqi war veteran Trent Brining with one of the five keys. Brining, a recipient of the Purple Heart, has undergone 23 surgeries on his arms and legs, and now works as a financial relationship specialist.

GM says it has produced more cars than any automaker by far. The production milestone equates to billions in commerce, payroll, infrastructure, and investments in communities around the world, including the most recent $174 million given to the Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas that will produce the new Malibu. Production will begin later this year, after GM installs a "Shake and Rattle" booth to simulate road conditions and identify noise sources to be fixed. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front Three Quarter Static© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front Three Quarter Static

On its social media sites, GM is also celebrating a number of customer's individual milestones with their GM cars. Some of the stories shared on Monday include how a man in Thailand used a fleet of Captivas to propose to his wife and how a Chevrolet Cruze inspired a man in China to start a retrofitting business.

Source: General Motors

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