GM Korea


  • Sergio Rocha (CEO)

GM Korea Company is a South Korean automobile manufacturer, part of the U.S. automaker General Motors Company (GM).

GM Korea's roots go back to Daewoo Motors, which was separated from the Daewoo Group in 2001. The company has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as a plant in Vietnam. In addition, GM Korea offers regional and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM subsidiaries in China, the United States, Australia, Germany, India and Brazil. In 2008, yet the former GM Daewoo built more than 1.9 million vehicles, including CKD ( Completely Knocked Down ) products. GM Korea produces vehicles and components for Alpheon, Chevrolet, Holden, Opel / Vauxhall and Buick, which are offered in more than 150 markets on six continents. On 20 January 2011 it was announced that General Motors GM Daewoo with effect wants to rename March 2011 in GM Korea, " the importance of Daewoo to bring in the global operations of GM expression ". Most of the former GM Daewoo products were relabeled as Chevrolets. Almost every fourth Chevrolet model comes from a South Korean production.


Since its founding in 1972, GM Korea worked as a holding company for General Motors. Here, a partnership with Shinjin engine and later with Saehan Motor and Dong-A Motor arose. Since then, many of the models were built by the producers both for sales in their own country as well as for the export in the badge - engineering. In the competition then Dong -A took over in 1983 and created his competition on the merger, the new company Daewoo Motor. Cooperation with GM was still maintained.

In 1999, Daewoo Motor had first filed for bankruptcy, so you saw no way looking for other investors to sales of works. General Motors tried at that time even completely from Daewoo to solve. The partner companies Isuzu and Suzuki offered on the General Motors Japan at that time a more promising investment for the Group. But it came after several conflicts then again on Daewoo back, because until then no buyer had been found. So we then decided to modernize the South Korean works and revise the model range according to the Japanese model during the year 2002. In the same year they changed the company name to GM Daewoo.

But could the investment does not save the company. In March 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy again. The brand name Daewoo vanished with the South Korean market. All plants were enclosed by GM Korea bought the production continued. The Korean art had evolved into one of the world's major parts supplier of the GM Group. Likewise for the car trade, the location South Korea had become indispensable.

GM Korea works

  • ' Bupyeong -gu ': vehicle assembly and gasoline / LPG engine manufacturing ( production capacity: 440,000 units per year )
  • ' Gunsan ': vehicle assembly and diesel engine manufacturing ( production capacity: 260,000 units per year )
  • ' Changwon ': vehicle assembly and gasoline / LPG engine manufacturing ( production capacity: 210,000 units per year )
  • ' Boryeong ': transmission and engine components manufacturing


  • ' Hanoi ': Vietnam GM vehicle assembly ( production capacity: 11,000 per year)

Current model lines in South Korea

With the T300 Aveo, Orlando and Malibu, the market entry of Chevrolet in Korea was founded, during forehand end models have already been relabeled, such as were from Lacetti and Matiz models Cruze and Spark.

The Camaro and Corvette models come from North American production ( U.S. and Canada) and are offered as import vehicles since the introduction of the Chevrolet brand in South Korea.


  • Four-door notchback
  • Four-door notchback
  • Five-door hatchback
  • Five-door SUV
  • Four-door notchback
  • Five-door hatchback
  • Four-door notchback
  • Five-door Van
  • Five-door hatchback
  • Five-door SUV

Concept Cars

Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet Beat Concept

Chevrolet Groove

Chevrolet Orlando

Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept

Chevrolet Miray