GMC is a subdivision of the American brand GM, which specializes in oversized vehicles such as trucks, vans and SUVs. GMC was established in 1901, making it one of the longest standing car brands in the country. The original one cylinder vehicles were some the first commercial trucks ever designed, and were quickly noticed by General Motors, who acquired the company and formed the GMC division. Some of GMCs first big exposure in the US came from the famous New York International trade show of 1912.
Four years later, an unimaginable feat was accomplished when a GMC truck crossed the entire United States, from Seattle to New York City, in the span of a month. Further development and progression in design and performance allowed GMC to repeat this feat in 1926 in a span of a mere five days. GMC had proven itself as a tough, unstoppable brand and was contracted by the US military to produce over half a million trucks to be used in World War II. GMC did not stop there, and in 1943 it began to manufacture transit and urban buses for the United States and Canada. GMC held down the public transportation market for the next forty-four years and finally decided to tap out in 1987. To learn more about the amazing first 100-year history of GMC, a book can be purchased of the same title, which was released in 2002.
Many consumers have noted the similarities between Chevrolet and GMC trucks, but the differences have been significant over their hundred years of production. Chevrolet, also owned by GM, is sold strictly at Chevrolet dealers, whereas GMC trucks are sold at Buick, Cadillac, and Pontiac dealerships. Today, there is a lot of crossover in design and models between GMC and Chevrolet, as well as the sister brand Cadillac. The Sprint model was a new and improved design of the Chevy El Camino, and the GMC Sierra is a revamped version of the Chevrolet Silverado. When it comes to oversized, gas guzzling SUVs, Cadillac (also under GM) has the Escalade, while GMC's Yukon Denali is a very similar model.
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