General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM leaders from around the globe thanked five loyal customers over the course of 48 hours this week by surprising each of them with a free vehicle.
The events celebrated the global production of 500 million GM-branded vehicles – more than any automaker – and recognized customers who experienced milestones in their GM vehicles. The customers are:
Trent Brining, a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who received an all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at Monday’s global kick-off event at GM’s Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. The Malibu will be built there later this year.
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 Zafira Tourer fresh off the line. She calls the designers and engineers of her Astra her “heroes.”
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 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 to inspire another cross-continent journey.