GMC is a subdivision of the American car manufacturer General Motors. more
It specializes in SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, light-duty trucks and medium duty trucks. Previously, the brand also produced buses, military vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances and heavy-duty trucks.
The company was established as Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1901 by Max and Morris Grabowsky. In 1909, it became a part of the General Motors. The marque “GMC Truck” first appeared in 1912. In 1916, GMC set a record by crossing the country in 30 days. And in 1926, a new record was set: a GMC truck covered the distance from New York to San Francisco in five days and 30 minutes. In 1925, GMC bought a controlling stake in “Yellow Coach” and changed its name to GM Truck and Coach Division. Since then to late 1980s, GMC was also a manufacturer of buses. During the Second World War, GMC produced trucks for the US Army.
Since 1920, GMC and Chevrolet trucks look similar, however they have some differences. GMC is considered to be a premium brand, while Chevrolet is the mainstream one.
At the moment, the brand is one of the leaders of the GM Company and gives way only to Chevrolet. In 2002, GMC even presented a book, titled "GMC: The First 100 Years".