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GMC is an auto brand known for its heavy-duty pickup trucks and capable SUVs. With a lineup geared towards the adventurer, hard-working models appeal for the statistics they provide. However, you can find a model to appeal to a broad base of buyers. As part of the GM line, GMC was formerly known as the General Motors Truck Company and keeps its vision focused on those models today.


The History of GMC

Interestingly enough, GMC started out with these same initials for Grabowsky Motor Company, founded by two brothers in 1900. Two years later, the company was renamed Rapid Motor Vehicle Company. In just seven years, the company became a subsidiary of General Motors Company. By 2011, the name General Motors Truck Company was used, dropping it to GMC much of the time. 

The brand continued to expand with the addition of a bus and taxi manufacturing company. GMC would build buses from 1962 until 1987 with increased competition in the market. GMC merged with Pontiac in 1996, which allowed dealers a wider range of models. The manufacturer added the popular Acadia to the lineup in 2009, which was a capable and versatile full-size SUV. 

Throughout the history of GMC, it has shared the same platform with Chevrolet. The models are marketed as premium luxury vehicles over the Chevrolet brand. GMC vehicles have features you won’t find in a similar Chevy model. Dealerships typically sell GMC models along with Buick or Cadillac to provide a full range of upscale cars, trucks, and SUVs. GMC also appeals to businesses with commercial and fleet vehicle models.

Current GMC Lineup

Today’s buyers will find a wide range of trucks and SUVs to choose from. One of the most popular is the Sierra 1500, which can tow up to 11,800 pounds. For more strength, upgrade to the Sierra HD to get a tow rating of 36,000 pounds. 

If you’re looking more at the entry level pickup, you’re sure to be impressed with the GMC Canyon. This model can tow up to 7700 pounds and an available 3.6L V6 engine with 308 horsepower. Labeled as an all-electric supertruck, the GMC Hummer EV pickup is sure to impress with up to 1000 horses under the hood and 11,500 lb.-ft of torque. As an electric model, it gets up to 350 miles of range on a single charge. 

For the buyer looking at SUVs, they will find multiple options under the GMC brand. The GMC Terrain offers seating for five while the Acadia has room for seven. If you need strength, capability, and plenty of passenger room, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL have space for nine. The GMC Hummer features an SUV model alongside the truck with up to 850 horsepower. 

You’ll find some great deals on this luxury brand when you shop used at Premier Clearance Center Metairie. Stop in for a test drive and see what we have in inventory for GMC models. Let us put you behind the wheel of a luxury truck or SUV you can afford.

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