A total of 11 top-performing GM dealers from Thailand were named GM Southeast Asia Grandmasters in Dubai recently.

According to a release from GM Southeast Asia, the GM Grandmasters status rewards GM’s ‘best of the best’ dealers in Southeast Asia for their excellence in serving Chevrolet customers across sales, service and aftersales.

Participants included the highest-performing dealers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, who were selected based on vehicle and parts sales, service, customer satisfaction and facility standards.

GM Southeast Asia President Ian Nicholls, said GM performed exceptionally well last year thanks to high dealer performance as well as increasing popularity of the Colorado 1-ton pickup truck.

“Our dealer partners are critical to our success. Thanks to their outstanding contributions and hard work, we grew our sales in Southeast Asia by 16 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. In Thailand, our retail sales grew by 26 percent, driven by outstanding Colorado growth. This is an achievement we should all be proud of and I want to thank all of our dealers for their hard work and commitment.”

During the GM SEA Grandmasters event, dealers engaged in a series of business meetings and team-building activities and had the opportunity to test drive some of GM’s award-winning products, including the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Silverado through the desert of Dubai.

At the presentation, guest speaker Gary West, Head of Future Mobility at GM Middle East also outlined GM’s leadership in next-generation mobility and GM’s vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

“GM is defining the future of personal mobility in the areas of connectivity, alternative propulsion, autonomous driving and ride-sharing. We are determined to be the leader in tomorrow’s technologies,” he said.