GMC is an American automotive manufacturing division of General Motors (GM). The GMC automotive marque is slotted above the Chevrolet brand, below the Cadillac brand, and alongside the Buick brand in terms of build quality and price, often selling rebadged and more upscale versions of Chevy trucks and SUVs.
Founded first as the Grabowsky Motor Company in 1900 by a pair of brothers, the company was renamed the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1902 and then incorporated into General Motors. After GM acquired the Reliance Motor Car Company in 1908, Rapid and Reliance were combined and later renamed GMC (also known as the General Motors Truck Company) in 1912.
Primarily a truck company for most of its existence, GMC also produced various commercial vehicles, including ambulances, buses, military vehicles, and motor homes. Later GMC was combined with (and then outlasted) the Pontiac Motor Division in 1996 and began creating SUVs in the 2000s. Currently, the biggest project GMC is undertaking is the upcoming relaunch of the Hummer nameplate as the “Hummer EV,” available in SUV and pickup truck builds.
Featured Vehicle: Hummer
All GMC Vehicles:
Acadia: A midsize premium SUV that replaced the Envoy
Sierra Heavy Duty: A lineup of heavy-duty pickup truck models above the Sierra 1500
Hummer Pickup: An upcoming all-electric reinvention of the AM General Hummer pickup truck
Recently Discontinued Vehicles
- Comfort: How Has the GMC Canyon’s Cabin Held Up Over the Years?
- EVs: The Electric Hummer Shares This With the Tesla Cybertruck
- Hybrids: Why Wasn’t the GMC Yukon Hybrid a Success?
- Performance: The GMC Sierra Elevation Edition Has Surprising Power and Beauty
- Reliability: This is the Most Reliable GMC Sierra Model Year
- Safety: The GMC Canyon Is a Safe Family Truck That Falls Behind in 1 Major Category
- Technology: The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali Is Coming Soon With Major Tech Upgrades