LIVE from Bangkok International Motor Show GM Thailand Will Submit an Application to Eco Car Program Phase 2
BANGKOK, THAILAND--March 26, 2014: General Motors Thailand announced today that they will submit an application to the Thailand Board of Investment’s Eco Car Phase 2 program.
“GM’s intent to develop a new Chevrolet car for production in Thailand is well aligned with the objective of the Eco Car program,” said Marcos Purty, the new managing director of GM Thailand. “By submitting this application, GM reaffirms its commitment to invest in Thailand and make Rayong a strategic hub for global exports. Additionally, this investment will bolster our long-term commitment to the excellent regional supplier network.”
The program calls for automakers in Thailand to build an all-new vehicle that is fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, safe, and low cost, for sale throughout the region by the end of the decade. Eco cars are expected to use many locally produced components, including powertrain parts.
More details about GM’s participation in the Eco Car Phase 2 program will be revealed at a later date.