historyThere exist many interesting facts to relay to you all surrounding the GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay ON.  When it comes to sales on the new GMC Trucks in Canada, the same goes for the US, the following is true, according to our most recent and advanced research, “Despite — or maybe because of — a lower profile than the Chevy trucks that sold in much higher numbers, GMC developed a reputation for having GM’s best-built trucks.”

GMC was compiled together in the early days from a couple of other companies…Rapid Motor Vehicle and Reliance Motor are the two companies we speak of and they both built their first trucks in Detroit in 1902.  We can look, briefly, at the history of GMC Trucks in Canada now.  Founded by the Grabowsky brothers in Detroit in 1902, GMC has a “G” in their name but it has not one single thing to do with the Grabowsky brothers, believe it or not.  “They called their firm Rapid Motor Vehicle Co. GMC’s second ancestor was the Reliance Motor Co., which built cars and trucks. General Motors bought those companies and merged them into the General Motors Truck Co. in 1909.”

According to our research done on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks Dealership, the brothers mentioned above started the business described, with the design and sales of a two cylinder delivery truck.  The GMC Trucks logo was then used for the first time in 1911, then appearing on GMC Trucks for the first time in 1912.  The name was officially changed to GMC the next year in 1913.  Currently, according to our recent GMC truck sales in Thunder Bay, the brand still soars amongst the competition, with the following being true in the US, “GMC is General Motors’ second-biggest brand in the U.S. behind Chevrolet, and third largest globally, where it trails Chevy and Buick. GMC sold 700,000 vehicles in 12 countries in 2016, primarily in North America and the Middle East. GMC’s lineup consists exclusively of pickups and SUVs.”