GMC is one of the Bug Three American automakers and has a history that is as long as varied as any of the competition. In business for well over a century, GMC has excelled at making vehicles for just about every market niche imaginable: whether for the military, industrial and commercial interests or simply for the everyday commuter. William Durant founded GM on September 16, 1908 although some people have confused the company’s beginnings with those of Rapid Motor Vehicle Company which was started in 1901 by Max Grabowsky. This is perhaps due to the fact that GMC went on a buying spree in the early Twentieth Century and acquired Rapid as well as Reliance in 1909.
The first GMC truck made its first appearance at the 1912 NY International Auto Show and shortly thereafter made a 30-day trip from Seattle to New York City as a testament to its reliability and high-performance engineering. In 1925 GM also scooped up the bus maker Yellow Coach changing its name to the GM Truck and Coach Division and firmly entrenching the company in yet another marketplace. With the advent of World War II, GM produced more than half a million trucks for the United States Armed Forces and was pivotal in contributing to a successful war effort. After the war the GMC C/K light truck series was launched, blazing a trail for future greats like the Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado. In 1969the GMC Jimmy and Suburban burst onto the scene as the first, full-size SUVs built on the frame of the C/K series. Despite the oil crisis of the 1970s GM was able to maintain its momentum by merit of such vehicles as the Vandura, the Sprint and iterations of the C/K trucks.
The 1980s were truly a great time for GMC vehicles and the strength and dependability of every vehicle that came off the line proved itself both to consumers and the competition leading to GM’s place as one of the most trusted auto makers in the world. Great successes during this period were the Jimmy and Sierra, a light duty pick-up which debuted in 1988 earning it a loyal following ever since. The GMC Yukon (aka the Chevy Tahoe) premiered in 1992 and marked GM’s entrance into the SUV fray of the 1990s. GMC had never yet attempted to enter the luxury market but 1998 heralded the arrival of the Envoy which was usurped the Jimmy’s position in the line-up by 2002.
The last years of the 2010s were a time of difficulty and soul searching for GMC due to the Great Recession but, despite many pundits belief that GM would dispense with the GMC Truck line as part of its bankruptcy proceedings the company held on and is as strong as ever. There is perhaps no other car maker in the world with as diverse a portfolio as that of GMC and its products and parts can be found just about everywhere in the automotive world. In addition, GM and its sister companies have truly shaped not only American but global car culture as well and we can be certain that there is much more in store during the decades to come.
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