Not so very long ago I presented half of a study on what GMC actually sold. Today I have decided to present my Chevrolet vs. GMC comparison as an infographic.
Not all of GMC’s range is on the infographic. I left out the Denali versions. Denali means adding about circa roughly $10,oooo to the cost of each base vehicle. Every GMC has a Denali line. As it stands, the price differences of the base Chevrolet and base GMCs are small. What might happen is that all the base GMC trucks get deleted and the “Denali line” becomes standard but with more options, to keep the price range the same. Or maybe all the Denali cars get their own sheet metal and the Denali brand is born. GMC could be shuttered or left to
deal in actual white goods trucks used by real trades people and construction types. Who knows. GM’s product lines are confusing and my ideas of what could happen are confusing. Maybe Chevrolet will stop selling trucks? The dealers would hate it. So, I suppose as long as people don’t care the insanity will continue.
Finding! I learned there’s no difference between Chevrolet and GMC except the former serves as a foundation for a costly brougham trim pack people might not accept on a Chevrolet. Bill Malcolm offered some insight which I will repeat here because it’s what I would like to have found out if I had done enough research: “Entirely too much effort expended in explaining the non-difference between GMC and Chevy “trucks” and SUVs, really! Neither make commercial “lorries”, these days. That was five decades ago, when the difference was fundamental because different engines completely.
There used to be Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealers and Buick/Pontiac dealers (in the States even some devoted to one only in high volume areas). So two different pickups were needed, Chev for one and GMC for the other. We got Envoys at Chev/Olds dealers, Vauxhalls at Pontiac/Buick, same car different grilles from 1957.”