GM do Brasil Milestones: 1980 - 1989

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1980

January 8 
2 millionth Chevrolet car produced in Brazil rolls off the assembly line.
Chevrolet Assembly, 1980

February 8 
500,000th Chevette rolls of the assembly line.
July 2 
First Chevette with alcohol engine is introduced to the public.
September 
The 1981 line is launched – including the Chevette Marajó station wagon and Chevette SR 1.6L hatchback.
GMB announces the sales of Terex to IBH Holding AG.
December 4 
700,000th Opala produced.

1981

January 15 
The first 292-alcohol engine for trucks is produced.
February 
Family II engine production begins.
March 3 
Chevrolet Chevette is elected first "Car of the Year" by Autoesporte Magazine.
June 1 
GMB is considered the first automaker with high quality.
August 6 
The Aluminum Foundry is inaugurated at the São José dos Campos Plant.
October 
Inauguration of the Durability track – D1 at the Cruz Alta Proving Grounds.
December 31 
The commercial line is transferred from São Caetano do Sul plant to the São José dos Campos plant.

1982

750,000th Chevette is produced.
April 19 
The GMB "J" car – Monza is introduced to the media. It is launched to the public on May 13th.
July 29 
10,000th Monza is built.

1983

October 
Launch of the Chevy 500 (pick-up).
November 
Chevrolet A-70 Truck (6 cylinder) alcohol engine.
December 
The Chevette is the leader of sales in the country, with a total of 85.894 units sold in one year.

1984

February 
100,000th Monza produced.
GM do Brasil Chevrolet Monza

March 10 
São José dos Campos plant celebrates 25 years.
July 
The Cruz Alta Proving Grounds celebrate 10 years.

1985

January 
General Motors do Brasil celebrates its 60th anniversary.
May 
EDS do Brasil begins operations.
June 10 
Records – 1 million Chevette engines.
September 
1 million Family II engines produced.
October 
850,000 Chevettes produced.
November 
12 million Delco batteries manufactured.

1986

June 23 
2,100,000th Chevrolet vehicles produced.

1987

March 
1 millionth Chevette is produced at the São José Dos Campos plant.
November 11 
1,500,000 engines.

1988

February 2 
General Motors Technological Center inauguration ceremony – São Caetano do Sul.

1989

April 
Launch of the Kadett.
October 
The São Caetano do Sul Waste Water Treatment facility is inaugurated.
Water Waste Treatment facility at São Caetano do Sul

October 19 
Launch of the Chevrolet Kadett Ipanema (station wagon).
December 4 
5 million engines produced.



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