GM Mexico officially closed the 2022 calendar year as the biggest automaker in the country, consolidating its leadership position in the Mexican automotive industry with important achievements in all indicators.
The American giant consolidated itself as largest producer and exporter of automobiles in Mexico during the past year, an achievement it reached in 2018 when it became the biggest automaker in Mexican industry for the first time. At the same time, GM Mexico was the number one company in the automotive sector in 2022 in purchases from suppliers, employment and sale of utility vehicles – the category with the highest volume in local market.
“We are proud to have closed 2022 with figures that have a positive impact in our country and are the result of the work of our team of collaborators that, together, help us strengthen GM’s leadership in Mexico,” said President and CEO of GM Mexico, Francisco Garza. “We are ready to face new challenges and thus fulfill the promise of mobility, sustainability and integrity with our customers,” he added.
During 2022, GM Mexico manufactured more than 743,000 vehicles in its three production complexes in the country made up of the Ramos Arizpe plant (Chevy Blazer and Equinox), the Silao plant (Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500) and the San Luis Potosí plant (GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox). This figure represents an increase of 31 percent compared to 2021, of which the company exported 695,000 units – 93.5 percent of production – to more than 25 countries around the world.
For its part, GM’s Mexican subsidiary also led in annual purchases from the more than 620 suppliers established in the country, with a massive amount of 28 billion dollars throughout the calendar year. In addition, GM Mexico continues to position itself as the automaker with the largest number of direct jobs in the local industry with a payroll of more than 23,000 workers, of which 70 percent are men and 30 percent are women.
Although it still remains behind Nissan in local sales, GM Mexico managed to significantly increase its registrations to 165,116 units in 2022 and led sales in the utility category by a wide margin, thanks to its extensive portfolio of SUVs and crossovers in each of market segments. Among them, the most prominent was the Chevy Captiva with 19,178 deliveries that made it best-selling utility vehicle in the Mexican market.