The GMC formal division of General Motors LLC, is a division of American automobile American manufacturer General Motors (GM), which has mainly specialized in trucks and commercial vehicles. The GMC sells vans and commercial vehicles, buses, vans, military vehicles and sport utility vehicles in North America and the Middle East sold by General Motors. In 2014 was the second best-selling GMC vehicles in North America Division for GM’s Chevrolet, Buick advance.
GMC, General Motors was founded by William C. Durant, September 16, 1908 as a holding company for Buick. In 1909, GM bought the automobile Fast Company that from which the “GMC Truck” brand name was derived the basis for the General Motors Truck Company. The Reliance Motor Car Company was also bought in the same year by GM , Reliance and Rapid were merged in 1911, and in 1912 the name “GMC Truck” for first time on the vehicles on display at the New York International Auto Show. Around 22,000 trucks were produced this year, though GMC contribution to this total only 372 units. GMC had some changes within GM for the parent company in general. Later “GMC” are different as a sign of division within the company, truck branding and coach; However, for global companies finally ended shortly as “GM”.
The GMC maintained three factories in Pontiac, Michigan, Oakland, California and St. Louis, Missouri. In 1916, a GMC Truck crossed the country from Seattle to New York City in 30 days, and in 1926, 2 tons of GMC truck was driven from New York to San Francisco in five days and 30 minutes. During Second World War, the GMC Truck manufactured 600,000 trucks for use by the armed forces of the United States.
In 1925, GM bought a controlling interest in Yellow Coach, a bus manufacturer in Chicago, Illinois, which was founded by John D. Hertz. After purchasing the remaining part in 1943 GM Truck Division and renamed GM buses. The department produced cars until 1980 transit buses production ended in May 1987. The Canadian system (in London, Ontario) buses manufactured from 1962 until July 1987 GM withdrew from the market the bus due to increased competition in the years 1970 and 1980 rights the RTS model were sold to transport Manufacturing Corporation, while Canadian Motor Coach Industries bought the classic design.
The first 100 years, a complete history of the company: In 2002 published a book entitled GMC, GMC. GMC currently manufactures SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, light trucks and medium-duty trucks. In the past, GMC also produced the heavy trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor-homes and buses.
GMC Similarity to Chevrolet
GMC and Chevrolet trucks are virtually identical from 1920, except for grids and plates, although the differences over the years changed. Chevrolet trucks were sold into private property, while GMC was oriented towards commercial purposes. The new Chevrolet vehicles are sold exclusively to dealers Chevrolet, GMC light trucks were recently made available for Buick and Cadillac dealers with Pontiac dealers and former Oldsmobile also made similar provisions and separate deductibles for medium and light commercial models exist as well. This intersection has GM dealers, the Chevrolet sell to may offer composition of the teams of two cars and trucks with GMC Trucks divisions alongside “non-truck”. Between 1962 and 1972, most GMC vehicles were equipped with quad headlamps, while the Chevrolet clones were equipped with dual headlights. In 1973 with the introduction of new GM “rounded line” series truck was GMC and Chevrolet trucks even more similar, stop production of quad-headlight models of GMC, and sets the standard for the Chevrolet line / GMC trucks for over thirty years , During this time, companies sister models shared everything with the exception of trim and prices. GM recently a difference in design between the two lines with the Silverado and Sierra 2007 model, which have some differences in the sheet metal and style.
In 1996 merged with the division GM Pontiac GMC to dealers primarily be a truck Pontiac line, so Pontiac dealers with Chevrolet, which offered a wide range of vehicles competing. While many GMC and Chevrolet trucks are mechanically identical GMC is positioned as a premium offer in mainstream Chevrolet brand, with luxury vehicles, such as the series of Denali. The earning power of the brand GMC has helped its survival in 2009 during the reorganization of Chapter 11 of the General Motors, and after dropping the Pontiac, Buick GMC sell many franchises also light vehicles in the US and Canada.
In 2007, the GMC Acadia, a crossover SUV, the whose predecessor, the Envoy GMT-360 is based of the first Multi-Purpose Vehicle Division, was arrested plants with the closure of GM Moraine Ohio was the 23 December 2008. In 2009 led the GMC relief, a mid-size crossover SUV based on the GM Theta platform, the slots below the Acadia as the smallest crossover GMC replace the Pontiac Torrent and not shared with the Chevrolet Equinox sheet.