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GMC Trucks Use Electric So Early On

first moveWe have perused down the aisle of GMC truck history and we want to diverge onto something slightly different in the same category of awesome GMC trucks for sale in Canada.  When it comes to GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, there is quite a lot that can be discussed and shared amongst those who love them.  The one new GMC truck that we have decided to focus on today, involves the Denali level truck for sale in Canada.  “The Denali super-premium sub-brand accounts for 29.2% of GMC sales this year, up from 19% in 2014. Denali models account for about 60% of Yukon and Yukon XL sales. GMC has sold more than a million Denalis since launching the brand in 1999. Virtually all GMC advertising features Denalis.”

Moving on with other GMC truck history, we know that GMC built battery-powered electric trucks that could haul from 1,000 pounds to 6 tons in 1912. I wonder if anyone actually realizes how early in history that GMC trucks were offering electric options such as the one described here?  GMC began using Detroit Diesel engines in 1931, that is another piece of historical trivia that we uncovered when researching the topic on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Canada.

Another bit of intriguing GMC truck history that we will finish up on is the fact that GMC built almost 584,000 military vehicles during WWII, including 430,000 6×6 2.5-ton Army trucks and 26,000 6×6 amphibious Ducks, some of which are still in use as tourist vehicles.  If you adore the GMC truck lineup as much as we do, and you enjoy a good lesson in history, then be sure to read the next post as we continue on with all that we have learned about GMC trucks in Thunder Bay.

Buick’s Version of a Crossover

one versionFrom your Thunder Bay Buick Cars Dealership in Canada, comes our insight and research based gathering of information on a daily basis from our keyboard to your brains.  Today’s topic hones in on the Buick Regal in the Thunder Bay Buick car lineup.  “General Motors introduced two new versions Tuesday of its Buick Regal, both aimed at riding the crest of trends sweeping the auto industry.”

For starters there exists the Buick Regal Sportback.  “The Regal Sportback is a sedan that has been given the slope-back looks of a coupe. It has a fastback-style appearance in which the roof tapers rearward almost to the trunk.” The styling has been around for almost a decade, as it began in the Jaguar’s XJ and Audi’s A7 and has been emulated now in many midsize and large cars, including several from GM, such as this Buick car from Thunder Bay about which we speak.

The second new one on the scene in the Buick cars of Thunder Bay ON, involves a wagon version of the Buick Regal mentioned above.  Denoted as the TourX trim level, it arrives now at a time when most all buyers of new cars, Buick and otherwise, are craving crossovers for the most part.  Those families and individuals buying new cars either want crossovers, it seems, or they are looking at SUVs.  Sedan purchases have slowed down significantly compared to the other two styles.  Here is what reviews are saying about the Buick cars in the TourX category, “TourX is likely to play more on the softer side of the crossover world, competing against models like Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon. It will allow GM to offer what it is calling a crossover – even though it is derived from a sedan. Banish the thought of referring to TourX as a station wagon.”

GMC Truck History

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.”