GMC Cars Price List in the Philippines May 2017
About GMC Cars
GMC – American Grade Luxury on Filipino Roads
GMC is a one of the highly acclaimed automobile divisions of world's biggest car manufacturing company – General Motors LLC. IT was founded in 1901 and has its headquarters in Detroit, United States of America. It specializes in manufacturing utility vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, commercial & military vehicles, sports and other utility vehicles. According to a survey conducted in January 2007, GMC was the 2nd largest General Motors automobile division in North America; positioned after Chevrolet and before Pontiac. It has a huge customer base across two continents in North American & Middle East Asian countries.
GMC parent company General Motors was founded on 16th September 1908 by William C Durant. It was initially established as a holding company for leading General Motors automobile division Buick Motor Division. It was sold to Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909 established by Max Grabowsky on 22nd December 1901. Its name was later changed to General Motors Truck Company, and thus, the brand GMC Truck was founded. It was known as one of the earliest one cylinder commercial truck maker in history.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Rapid Motors was later merged with Reliance Motor Company in 1911 and its products were marketed under the brand name "GMC Trucks". It had also bought a majority of shares in a leading American bus manufacturing company "Yellow Coach" founded by John D Hertz in 1925. The company was later renamed to "General Motors Truck and Coach Division" which specialized in manufacturing of transit buses, etc. A complete reference to GMC history is contained in a book titled "GMC: The First 100 Years".
General Motors is currently managed by company President Dan Ammann, Chief Executive Officer Mary T Barra, Executive Vice President Alan Batey (North America), Jaime Ardilla (South America), James B DeLuca (Global Manufacturing), Stefan Jacoby (Consolidated International Operations); Senior Vice President Alicia Boler Davis (Customer Experience & Global Quality), Tony Cervone (Global Communications), Robert E Ferguson (Global Public Policy), Grace Lieblein (Global Purchasing & Supply Chain); Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens, Chief Accounting Officer Thomas S Timko & General Counsel Michael P Millikin.
GMC offers a wide range of premium quality exclusive vehicles for customers to choose from. It has a wide variety of models including Sports Utility Vehicles, heavy duty, medium duty & light duty trucks, vans, pickup trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, transit buses and motor homes. General Motors dealerships in Philippines offer a wide range of exclusive car models including GMC Suburban, Savana Starcraft, Savana, Savana Extended Version and Yukon. Other notable SUV models include Jimmy, Tracker, Typhoon, S-15 Jimmy, Envoy, Acadia, Terrain, etc. Its truck lineup consists of Cyclone, Canyon, Sonoma, Topkick, Forward, P Chassis, Astro, General, Crackerbox and Brigadier, etc.
General Motors Corporation (or more commonly known as GMC) operates in Philippines through a vast network of dealerships that imports & distributes General Motors vehicles in Philippines. It had recently inaugurated a 4040 square meters dealership show room located at MC Briones Street, Highway Ibabao in Mandaue City named "Chevrolet Cebu". It has an efficient management team headed by Chief Executive Officer Franklyn Ong; the management team consists of Chief Financial Officer Emily Ong, After Sales Director Sidney Po, Sales Manager Rey Lopez, Accounting Manager Myrafe Arriola, General Sales Management Consultant Teofilo del Mar and Sales Administration Officer Elvie Alcala. It offers premium car models such as Suburban, Captiva, Aveo, Spark, Cruze and Camaro etc.
Comparison with Chevrolet
GMC is often compared with another leading General Motors automobile division – Chevrolet. According to industry experts, GMC & Chevrolet car models have a virtually identical build & chassis except for its nameplate and grille structure. Other differences include headlights, rounded curve lines, etc.
Marketing & Sales
GMC is marketed through dealerships of other leading General Motors car brands – Buick & Cadillac. Other leading dealerships include that of Pontiac, Olds mobile, etc.; GMC was merged with Pontiac in 1996, which allowed it to sell a huge line of premium trucks in order to compete with Chevrolet. It markets its products under the tag line "Professional Grade", however; they are mostly modified versions of cars sold by other General Motor automobile brands. It is also a leading producer of sports utility vehicles, commercial vehicles and trucks across North America and is reportedly the 2nd best selling General Motor brand after Chevrolet.