Makes / GMC

GMC Logo In 1909 General Motors purchased Max Grabowski’s Rapid Motor Vehicle Company to break into the commercial truck market. General Motors also acquired the Reliance Motor Car Company that same year. GM merged the two independents to form the GMC Truck brand, a marque they would debut at the New York International Auto Show in 1912. The company built slowly at first, with only 372 production vehicles in their first year. 30 years later, GMC became a major provider for the US Military in World War II, producing 600,000 trucks for the war effort. Today GMC continues their tradition of commercial and professional grade trucks, vans and SUVs. The models are nearly identical in style and design to their Chevrolet counterparts, though they may offer more industrial level upgrades like a larger engine. GMC remains one of the most straightforward manufacturers today, avoiding the bells and whistles of sharp designs for the rugged endurance of a work vehicle.