For the most of the company's history, GMC has been one of the most formidable automaker that exclusively making top class truck. Started in 1902 by Max Grabowski as the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, GMC produced some of the earliest commercial trucks ever designed. In 1909, the General Motors bought Rapid and was renamed named General Motors Truck Company. Since then, this exclusive truck producing division of the GM was known as the GMlC Truck. Just recently in 1996, "Truck" was removed from the name hence the GMC became the brand we know today. Together with the removal of the Truck in the name was the introduction of the several other GMC models including the GMC's own redisigned van version.
Originally, the first GMC van was introduced in 1965- the GMC Savana. This was GMC's full-size van. From its introduction, the Savana was kept up to date with its competition but redesign has not became an option for the next three decades until in 1995 when GMC has decided to improve the overall image of the Savana from the interior to the exterior, engine, and features which resulted to an incomparable look both inside and out from its previous models. The GMC van became more exiting than ever before.
Today, the GMC Savana rides on a 135-inch standard wheelbase which comes in half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton framework. The new GMC van is available in two trims: the base which features air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo and a theft-deterrent system and the SLE which has the rear-seat climate controls, power windows and door locks, cloth upholstery, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and keyless entry. The power driver and front-passenger seats, the OnStar communications system and an upgraded audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer are optional.
The GMC van is available in three engine options: 4.3-liter V6 rated at 195 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque is standard for the two wheel-drive half-ton model, the all-wheel-drive half-tons has a standard 5.3-liter V8 with 295 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque engine which is at the same time optional on two-wheel-drive versions, and the 6.0-liter V8 rated at 300 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque is standard for the three-quarter- and one-ton models.
Safety is assured on the GMC truck with four-wheel antilock disc brakes standard on all trims. a front-passenger sensing system is available for the light-duty models while the manual airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger is available for the heavy-duty models.
All Savanas are uniquely designed making it beautiful inside and out.