GM Celebrates SUV Milestone

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

General Motors is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Chevrolet Suburban, the longest continuously produced vehicle in the U.S.

The GM plant in Arlington, Texas, where the vehicles are made, showcased on Monday one of the first Suburbans -- a yellow vehicle from 1936 -- and the new 75th anniversary Diamond Edition. Only 2,750 of those will be made.

Plant manager Paul Graham says that orders have been skyrocketing at the Texas plant, which has 2,400 employees.

General Motors Co. is among several U.S. automakers that saw sales increases from a year ago. GM also paid off its $6.7 billion government loan from an escrow fund created by the government as part of the company's bankruptcy last year. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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