2013 was an historic year for General Motors – a year that reflected advancement in every part of the company’s long-term strategy for profitable growth.
We delivered solid earnings, made a number of strategic investments around the world and strengthened our fortress balance sheet. We also built on our reputation for product excellence and world-class quality, thanks to our revitalized portfolio of highly regarded new and refreshed vehicles.
Just as important as these product accolades and business results is the fact that our culture is changing. The entire company is now squarely focused on the customer: what they want, what they need and what they deserve when they buy a new GM car, truck or crossover.
In the years ahead, you can expect continued investment by GM in compelling product design, innovation and an exceptional ownership experience. Simultaneously, we will continue our work to reduce internal complexity, drive down material and logistics costs, and fix or exit business areas that are not profitable.
We know that winning in each of these areas – not just making progress – is the best path to leadership and reaching our ultimate goal, which is to see GM ranked among the very best companies in the world.