General Motors, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles globally. The company was founded in 1908 in Flint, Michigan, and has since grown to become one of the largest and most successful automakers in the world. GM produces a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs, under various brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. The company has a strong presence in North America, but also operates in over 35 countries around the world. GM is known for its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, and has been recognized for its efforts in these areas with numerous awards and recognitions.