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Today, GMC is the second largest in terms of sales after Chevrolet.
The first trucks to sport the GMC Truck label were produced in 1912.
GMC also had a presence in the heavy-duty truck market, producing conventional rigs and medium-duty trucks in the 1970’s.
From the late 1940s to 1960, GMC offered half-ton, three-quarter-ton, and one-ton pickups and a family of inline six-cylinder engines. Two V8 engines appeared later.
In 1960, the Chevrolet and GMC full-size truck lines shared a common model name, C/K, for most of the ensuing four decades. Over the course of 38 years, four generational changes, multiple refreshes and an assortment of body styles came and went. In 1998, a new generation of trucks was released, and the Sierra name was introduced.
Other GMC models from the past included the GMC Sprint/Cabellero, twin to the Chevrolet El Camino and produced from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In the early 1980s GMC received its first small truck, the S-15, which later became the GMC Sonoma. The Sonoma was replaced by the GMC Canyon, currently sold as a midsize pickup truck.
Beginning in the 1960s, GMC sold a number of vans, most recently the GMC Safari and the current Savana. SUVs have played no small part in the brand’s development, with GMC sharing the Suburban nameplate with Chevrolet from the 1930s to 2000 when the GMC model was renamed the Yukon XL. That SUV lineup has only grown and includes the compact Terrain, the midsize Acadia and both the Yukon and Yukon XL. The GMC Envoy and GMC Jimmy are among the more recently retired models for this brand.