GMSV Celebrates First Year Of Operation

The team at GM Specialty Vehicles has celebrated the first anniversary of the new business.

“GMSV officially launched on November 10 last year and it’s certainly been 12 months quite unlike any other,” said Joanne Stogiannis, Director of GMSV Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve experienced COVID-19 related challenges on both sides of the Tasman, some disruptions due to semi-conductor issues and also [high] global demand on shipping which has caused some sleepless nights, but when I pause to reflect on the past year, I’m incredibly proud of our small team and what we’ve been able to achieve.

“Together with our business partners and dealer network, we have developed the foundations of what has every opportunity to become a very successful operation, one which brings the very best GM product to customers in Australia and New Zealand.”

The GMSV story started with the official launch of the new brand, the debut of a new logo, and the introduction of a new model portfolio consisting of the Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Premium, LT Trail Boss and Silverado Heavy Duty LTZ Premium, as well as the first factory-manufactured right-hand-drive Corvette.

Over the past 12 months, 1869 new Silverados have been delivered in Australia and New Zealand, with demand for the truck range continuing to grow.

Orders for the right-hand-drive C8 Corvette opened in June, with GMSV saying all dealers in Australia and New Zealand sold out of their initial allocation in record time.

“Interest and excitement for the C8 Corvette is absolutely phenomenal – I’ve never witnessed the same level of passion and desire for a new model in almost 25 years of involvement in the motor industry,” said Stogiannis.

“I’m thrilled with what we’ve achieved in a short amount of time and look forward to welcoming more fans to the GMSV family as we embark on year two. With the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re finally able to have some greater visibility around our product and intend to get it out and about for people to see.”