A nice Chevrolet 1936 at TransportMuseum (Musium Angkut) in Kota Batu, Malang (East Java). General Motors (GM) has been in operation before the Indonesian state is formed. Precisely when Indonesia was still under Dutch colonial grip. In 1927, the forerunner to the GM, who was named NV General Motors Java Handel Maatschappij (NVGMJHM), established in Indonesia. Two years later, General Motors for the first time introduced their six-cylinder-engine-car. Because of the high demand, GM consequently decided to build a plant in Tanjung Priok in 1938. The Chevrolet factory later became the first car manufacturer in Indonesia. But General Motors was forced to stop producing after Japan's entry into Indonesia in 1942.