GMC Logo – GMC, formerly known as the GMC Truck, is a division of American General Motors. In 2009, it produces sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, vans and trucks lighter. In the past, GMC has produced all kinds of vehicles trucks as fire trucks, ambulances, trucks with heavy loads, military vehicles, buses and coaches. GMC vehicles are sold in North America and the Middle East. In 2007, GMC was the second brand of GM’s best-selling, behind Chevrolet.
In 1901, Max Grabowski established a company called The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which develops the earliest commercial trucks ever designed. These trucks use a cylinder engines. In 1909 the company was bought by General Motors to form the branch General Motors Truck Company, which GMC is derived. That year, another independent manufacturer, Reliance Motor Car Company, is also bought by GM. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC Truck appears for the first time in 1912 at the New York Auto Show (New York Auto show).
In 1916, a GMC vehicle crosses the U.S. from east to west (from New York to Seattle) in 30 days, and in 1926, a GMC of 2 tons is conducted in New York to San Francisco in five days and 30 minutes. In 1925, GM took a controlling interest in Yellow Coach, a company founded by John D. Hertz in 1915 and based in Chicago who, among other things, manufactures buses. In 1943, after buying the entire company, GM renamed it GM Truck and Coach Division. It will manufacture vehicles for transit in Canada and the United States until the year 1980. In the late 1970s and the 1980s, GM faces strong competition in this market and decided to stop production, it sells its models to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (also known as the Motor Coach Industries in Canada) and later to Nova Bus.
During the Second World War, GMC Truck produced 600,000 vehicles for the armed forces of the United States. In 1996 the name GMC Truck is truncated to make room for the GMC brand as we know it today. In 2007, Chevrolet began production of the Acadia, the first model monohull of the company. Today, most models of GMC division and utility Chevrolet are identical, only a few cosmetic differences and the distinguished name. GMC models generally offer more options than Chevrolet, which are often offered in “entry level”.