General Motors has just celebrated the 15th anniversary of the GM San Luis Potosí plant, the automaker’s newest industrial complex in Mexico.
The company’s Mexican subsidiary celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the GM San Luis Potosí plant earlier this month with a special event attended by representatives of local authorities as well as GM Mexico’s top executive and leadership of the installation. Currently, the San Luis Potosí complex manufactures the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers along with their respective transmissions.
“We are very proud to celebrate 15 years since the start of operations of GM’s youngest manufacturing complex in Mexico,” said President and CEO of GM Mexico, Francisco Garza. “Our portfolio of internal combustion vehicles is of enormous importance and the San Luis Potosí complex is key to continuing to produce this type of model that also offers fuel efficiency technologies,” he added.
The GM San Luis Potosí plant began its operations at the end of June 2008 in the municipality of Villa de Reyes in the state of San Luis Potosí and is made up of two production centers, which include a vehicle assembly plant and a Global Propulsion Systems facility. The latter currently makes 6- and 9-speed automatic transmissions for GM’s line of compact crossovers.
During its 15-year history, the GM San Luis Potosí plant has been characterized by manufacturing very important high-volume vehicles such as the Chevy Aveo of South Korean origin, the first-generation Chevy Trax and the second-generation Chevy Onix sedan – which have been very popular in the Mexican market. In total, the facility exports vehicles and transmissions to 27 countries in various regions such as North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East.
In particular, the GM San Luis Potosí plant stands out as the automaker’s only facility in the world that manufactures the GMC Terrain for both the export market and the domestic market in Mexico. As such, all examples of GMC’s current second-generation compact crossover sold in the United States, Canada, and Southwest Asian countries are made exclusively at the Mexican complex.