General Motors, founded in the early 1900’s, and created as a holding company by William Durant. After purchasing a couple of motor companies, General Motors formed the General Motors Truck Company. In 1912, the name shortened to GMC.
GMC shares its platforms with Chevrolet but focuses all its production on Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. GMC offers five truck lines each with varying towing capabilities. The smallest of these, the Canyon can tow up to 7,700 lbs and starts at $21,500. The largest truck is the Sierra HD that can tow up to 23,100lbs with a max payload of 6112lbs.
Also offered are three lines of SUV’s. The smallest of these is the five passenger Terrain starting at $25,000. The largest, the Yukon, built on the Suburban platform, can seat up eight at starts at $49,600.
Most of the GMC lineup is available in the Denali trim option. The Denali lists for up to 47% higher than the standard price. A Yukon starts at $49, 600 where the base Denali options lists for $66,700. The Denali trim competes with Cadillac, but still costs less.
Commercial vehicles are also available in Vans and a Sierra 3500 HD professional grade truck for heavy duty towing.
When a GMC truck or SUV needs to be shipped across town or across country, the cost is higher than average due to the size of the vehicle. A carrier needs to make sure a car transporter is available to carry such a large vehicle. A car transporter can only hold a small number of large vehicles at a time. However, a smaller vehicle, such as the Terrain, is easier to ship as it has smaller dimensions and is easier to fill a spot on the car transporter. A carrier or car transport broker will be able to give you more detailed information and an estimated shipping price.