GMC tells us its story

Posted on Monday, 30 July 2012 , 14:07:13 byDan

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GMC tells us its story


GMC offers us a part of its history, mainly referring to the names of its models. For example, the Sierra name was used for the first time to underline the upscale trim packages in the 1970s and the 1980s. Around two decades ago, in 1989, this type of naming was applied to all GMC full-size pickups, but there is nothing strange about it. Next there is the 1500 short name. The GMC specialists have started using the numbers 1500, 2500 and 3500 back in 1967. To be more precise, the digits usually indicate the hauling capability of the trucks, but they are not really the actual cargo limits as you would think. They represent the first segment of vehicle identification numbers, according to General Motors. Since this problem was solved, all American carmaker use instead 15, 25 and 35 with the mane of their trucks, indicating their abilities. They also use the ½-ton, ¾-ton and 1-ton indicators. Back in 1912, the numbers indicated exactly what they said, but not anymore. For example, a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 ½-ton has a capacity that varies between 1.550 and 1940 pounds, so a lot more than the 1.000 pounds once implied. The ½-ton, ¾-ton and 1-ton models were very popular with retail customers and only for GMC, but for all manufacturers. In the meanwhile the payload capacities have grown, but the names remained the same. GMC started building trucks back in 1902 and they are doing just great in terms of innovation and engineering. Now, the Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks there are on the market. The carmaker is developing better model every time offering more fuel efficiency with trucks and crossovers.



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