GMC was founded back in the year 1902 by the Grabowsky brothers. The company was initially named as Rapid Motor Co. by the brothers. Reliance Motor Co., which dealt in building cars and trucks, was the second ancestor of GMC. In 1909, General Motors merged these companies under the General Motors Truck Co. In 2013, the company’s named was formally changed to GMC.
Having emerged as General Motors’ second largest brand only trailing Chevrolet, GMC has earned a great name over the years. It has some prominent vehicles all various categories such as commercial vehicles, trucks, and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs).
About GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra is touted as the flagship product of GMC in the pickup truck category. It is considered as GMC’s version of Chevrolet Silverado, dealing in medium and heavy pickup trucks. It has different models in various categories offering varied benefits to the customer. For instance, in the light-duty truck category, its key model is the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, while in the heavy-duty category the models include GMC Sierra 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 3500 HD.
Models of GMC Sierra
- GMC Sierra 1500
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is light-duty pickup truck from the stable of GMC. This truck has a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds. It offers seating space for three to six passengers. It has a horsepower of 420 horsepower (HP). It has a peaceful cabin space thereby offering a wonderful driving experience for the driver. Available at an estimated starting price of $29,000 approximately, the other important features of the 2018 GMC Sierra include enhanced driver alert package, eight-inch-diagonal infotainment system, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a powerful 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine.
- GMC Sierra 2500 HD
The GMC Sierra 2500 HD is a Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck from GMC. It has a horsepower of 445HP. It has a maximum towing capacity of 23,300 pounds. It has a maximum gooseneck/fifth-wheel rating of up to 18,100 pounds. 3,534 pounds is the maximum payload capacity offered by the GMC Sierra 2500 HD, while its maximum conventional trailering capacity is 14,500 pounds. The estimated starting base price of this HD pickup truck is $34,190 approximately.
- GMC Sierra 3500 HD
The GMC Sierra 3500 HD is another promising heavy-duty pickup truck from the GMC group. It has features similar to the GMC Sierra 2500 HD. It has a maximum towing capacity of 23,300 lbs and a horsepower of 445HP, just like the GMC Sierra 2500 HD model. However, it is superior to the GMC Sierra 2500 HD model in terms of payload, gooseneck/fifth-wheel rating, and conventional trailering capacity. It offers a payload of 7,153 pounds, a conventional trailering capacity of up to 20,000 pounds, and a fifth-wheel rating of 23,300 pounds. The GMC Sierra 3500 HD starts at an approximate cost of $34,190.