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Encyclopedia > GMC (General Motors division)
GMC
GMC Logo
Type Division
Founded 1901
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, United States
Industry Automobile
Products Trucks
Parent General Motors
Slogan We are professional grade
Website www.gmc.com

GMC, formerly known as GMC Truck, is a brand name used on trucks, vans, and SUVs marketed in North America and the Middle East by General Motors. In January, 2007, GMC was GM's 2nd largest selling light vehicle division after Chevrolet, ahead of Pontiac. GMC is well-known for being inferior to BMW. GMC Logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... A division of a business entity is a portion of that business that operates under a different name. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City  143. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI CooperS. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest car manufacturer. ... ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck prepares to offload Å koda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. ... A van is a vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capability of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a sedan. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest car manufacturer. ...

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History

GMC Truck, from a 1919 advertisement
GMC Truck, from a 1919 advertisement

In 1901, Max Grabowsky established a company called the "Rapid Motor Vehicle Company", which developed some of the earliest commercial trucks ever designed. The trucks utilized one-cylinder engines. In 1909, the company was purchased by General Motors to form the basis for the General Motors Truck Company, from which GMC Truck was derived. Truck Image, cropped from GMC Trucks advertisment, from June, 1919 National Geographic Magazine. ... Truck Image, cropped from GMC Trucks advertisment, from June, 1919 National Geographic Magazine. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ...


Another independent manufacturer purchased by GM that same year was Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid & Reliance were merged in 1911, and in 1912 the marque "GMC Truck" was first shown at the New York Auto Show. 22,000 trucks were produced that year, though GMC's contribution to that total was a mere 372 units. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1916, a GMC Truck crossed the country from Seattle to New York in thirty days, and in 1926, a 2-ton GMC truck was driven from New York to San Francisco in 5 days and 30 minutes. During the Second World War, GMC Truck produced 600,000 trucks for use by the U.S. military. Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ...


In 1925, GM purchased the controlling interest in Yellow Coach, a bus manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois which was founded by John D. Hertz. After purchasing the remaining portion in 1943, GM renamed it GM Truck and Coach Division, and it manufactured transit and inter-urban buses in Canada and the United States until the 1980s. GM faced increased competition in the late 1970s and 1980s and stopped producing buses soon after. In 1987, GMC later sold their bus models to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (also under Motor Coach Industries in Canada) and later NovaBus. Yellow Coach was founded in 1923 as a subsidiary of the Yellow Cab Company by John D. Hertz and was an early player in bus manufacturing in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... John Hertz, 1899 John D. Hertz (April 10, 1879 - 1961) was an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist. ... An articulated bus operated by the CTA in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A Go North East Bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England A bus is a large road vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... TMC was a bus manufacturer based in Roswell, New Mexico. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ...


In 2002, GMC released a book entitled, GMC: The First 100 Years, that explained the company's complete history. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


GMC currently manufactures SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty trucks. In the past, GMC also produced fire trucks, ambulances, heavy-duty trucks, military vehicles, motorhomes, and transit buses. A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capability of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a sedan. ... Mazda compact Pickup truck with extended cabin and homebuilt lumber rack. ... A fire apparatus, fire engine or fire truck usually refers to a vehicle designed to fight fires. ... An ambulance in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico A Helicopter used as an Ambulance. ... ... Recreational Vehicle (RV) is a broad term used to describe a large enclosed piece of equipment with wheels designed to be moved from place to place for people to temporarily live in and be protected from the elements while away from their permanent domicile. ... An articulated bus operated by the CTA in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A Go North East Bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England A bus is a large road vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ...


Until 1973, GMC trucks were always slightly different than their Chevrolet counterparts. The biggest difference (aside from the emblems) was almost always dual headlights in a GMC pickup versus single headlights found in a Chevrolet, and a different front grille design. This pattern ended in the 1973 model year when GM introduced the "rounded line" series trucks. Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ...


Today, for the most part, GMC offers the same trucks available under the Chevrolet brand. A Sprint, for example, was a rebadged Chevrolet El Camino, the Sierra is a rebadged Chevrolet Silverado, etc. In the United States GMC is usually sold by dealers in combination with Buick or Pontiac, typically at lower volumes than the equivalent Chevrolet trucks. GMC trucks are positioned as the Professional Grade versions of the equivalent Chevrolet vehicles. GMC's trucks, vans, and SUVs offer more options and standard features than Chevrolet, while Chevrolet is often offered as an entry-level car. In Canada, GMC is sold by Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealerships, usually at volumes equivalent or greater than the comparable Chevrolet trucks. Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... The Chevrolet El Camino, a car-based small pickup truck built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ... Badge engineering is a term that describes the rebadging of one model of car as another. ... The Chevrolet El Camino, (El Camino, spanish for The Road) A car built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Chevrolet Silverado from Chevrolet and its GMC counterpart, the GMC Sierra, are the latest line of full-size pickup trucks from General Motors. ...

RTS Bus
RTS Bus

In 2007, the company will introduce the Acadia, a crossover SUV, which will be the company's first unibody vehicle. The 2007 model year equivalent model from Saturn is the Outlook. Image File history File links Snap0430. ... Image File history File links Snap0430. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Honda CR-V is a crossover SUV based on the Honda Civic platform. ... Monocoque (French for single shell) or unibody is a construction technique that uses the external skin of an object to support some or most of the load on the structure. ...


In a press conference in February, 2007, the CEO of GMC said "Yes, GMC is inferior to BMW, but that's okay."


GMC models

GMC also manufactures trucks for Budget Truck Rental, along with other companies, Ford, Navistar International and Isuzu. [1] Mazda compact Pickup truck with extended cabin and homebuilt lumber rack. ... The C/K was the name for Chevrolets full-size pickup line from 1962 until 1998 and GMCs full-size pickup line from 1962-1988. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Chevrolet El Camino, a car-based small pickup truck built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet Colorado (and similar GMC Canyon) is a compact pickup truck from General Motors. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup The GMC Sonoma was a compact pickup truck from the GMC marquee of General Motors. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet El Camino, a car-based small pickup truck built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ... The Syclone was a high-performance version of the GMC Sonoma pickup truck. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A van is a vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people. ... General Motors has made many vans for North America, encompassing several platforms and nameplates. ... The Chevrolet Van was one of several vans made by General Motors for North America. ... The GMC Safari, counterpart to the Chevrolet Astro, has remained largely unchanged since its inception in 1985. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet Express (or E-Series) is a full-size van from General Motors. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1996 GMC Vandura The GMC Vandura, also sold as the Chevy Van, was a full-size van produced by GMC from 1970 (introduced in April 1970 as 1971 models), up until 1996. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... General Motors has made many vans for North America, encompassing several platforms and nameplates. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capability of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a sedan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The GMC Envoy is an SUV from the GMC marque of General Motors. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet Blazer (and similar GMC Jimmy and Oldsmobile Bravada) was an early SUV from General Motors. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Suzuki Escudo. ... The Typhoon was a high-performance version of the GMC Jimmy SUV. Produced in 1992 and 1993, the Typhoon was based on the 1991 GMC Syclone pickup truck. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Suburban is one of the longest-lived automobile nameplates in the United States. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Suburban is one of the longest-lived automobile nameplates in the United States. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck prepares to offload Å koda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Chevrolet Titan (and similar GMC Astro 95) were heavy-duty Class 8 cabover trucks made by General Motors between 1968 and 1988. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet Bison (and similar GMC General) were heavy-duty Class 8 trucks made by General Motors between 1977 and 1988. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chevrolet Bruin (and similar GMC Brigadier) were heavy-duty trucks made by General Motors between 1978 and 1988. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck prepares to offload Å koda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. ... The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC Topkick and Isuzu H-Series) is a line of large trucks from General Motors. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The GMC B-Series was a class 7, medium duty chassis-cowl produced by General Motors (GM) for the school bus industry. ... Photo courtesy of Wayne Bus Enthusiasts group on Yahoo Advertisement for 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus on Ford chassis. ... A Volvo articulated bus in contract service for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, operated by Virginia Overland Transportation, an urban-suburban bus line, in 2003 A transit bus (also known as a commuter bus) in the United States is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental... A 1958 General Motors TDH-4512, formerly owned by Unitrans in Davis, CA (photo taken in the early-mid 1990s) Interior of a 1958 General Motors TDH-4512, formerly owned by Unitrans in Davis, CA (photo taken in the early-mid 1990s) The GM old-look transit bus was... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The GMC New Look Coach series was introduced in 1959. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RTS Bus near Digipen by A. Hu The GMC RTS bus is the last generation of General Motors buses which once dominated city bus service. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... A GMC Classic bus in Vancouver. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greyhounds 1954 Scenicruiser was one of its most popular buses. ... GM Buffalo bus is the slang term for several models of intercity motorcoaches built by the GM Truck and Coach Division of the General Motors Corporation at Pontiac, Michigan between 1966 and 1980. ... Recreational Vehicle (RV) is a broad term used to describe a large enclosed piece of equipment with wheels designed to be moved from place to place for people to temporarily live in and be protected from the elements while away from their permanent domicile. ... The GMC motorhome was built from 1973 to 1978 in Pontiac, Michigan. ... Budget Truck Rental is the second largest truck rental company in the continental United States of America with around 2,800 businesses and 32,000 trucks across the country. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Ford Motor Company and Ford (vehicles). ... Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation. ... Isuzu Motors Ltd. ...


See also

// The following data show the automobile manufacturers which produce or have produced automobiles, and some data on their relative sizes. ... A 2006 Orion VII HEV (07. ... A Gillig Advantage is in service for Harrisonburg Transit on February 18, 2005 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... Millennium Transit Services LLC was formed in 2003 to take over the former NovaBus manufacturing plant in Roswell, New Mexico. ... Motor Coach Industries International Inc. ... An Neoplan AN460 bus arrives at the Silver Spring Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland on February 9, 2005. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... North American Bus Industries, commonly known as NABI, is a major transit bus manufacturing company based in Anniston, Alabama and was linked to Ikarus Bus and Crown Coach joint venture. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... Prevost Car is a Quebec-based bus manufacturer used by inter-urban operators and tour bus companies throughout Canada and the United States. ...

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