is a division of General Motors and is the company's upscale truck and utility vehicle brand. GMC markets SUVs, trucks, and commercial trucks and vans, as well as military vehicles for the North American and Middle Eastern markets. GMC was founded in 1912 as the General Motors Truck Company after GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which itself was a truck maker founded in 1901. The GMC Truck brand was created at that time as Rapid was combined with Reliance, also purchased that year by GM.
Today, most GMC trucks, vans, etc. are slightly re-worked and upscale versions of Chevrolet trucks from the General Motors line. Today, most people associate GMC with pickup trucks and SUVs, but the company is also one of the largest sellers of commercial vehicles (vans, chassis trucks, etc.) in the United States.
GMC has built several light-duty pickup trucks over the years, with the most common on today's used market being the Sierra (still in production), the Sonoma (produced until 2004), and the Canyon (still produced). The C and K series are also often seen on the used pickup truck market.
In medium-duty trucks, the P-Chassis series were sold as Navistar and WorkHorse brands and are often found in used commercial vehicle sales. The TopKick, C-series, Forward, W-series, and T-series are also popular commercial truck chassis on the market. The W-series is identical to the Isuzu Elf and enjoys a reputation for its reliability.
GMC also has many heavy-duty vehicles in the new and used markets, though these have largely been replaced by the Sierra series today. The General, Brigadier, and Astro 95 are still often seen in the secondary market.
In used vans, many will find Safari, Vandura, Rally and Savana GMC vans being sold. Of these, only the Savana is still currently in production.
Used GMC SUV models often seen on the market are the Yukon, Acadia, Suburban, and Terrain, all of which are still in production. The Envoy and Jimmy are also often seen on the market as well. These have all been some of the most popular sport utilities on the American market for years.