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.

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  • by Mark Location: Jackson on May 3, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    That's cool, but one of the worst things they did is discontinue the Chevrolet Custom Deluxe series work pickups, the Chevrolet Cheyenne series pickup, the K-5 Blazer, The S-10 pickups, and the Chevrolet Citation sedans. This company would skyrocket in sales if they brought those vehicles back.
  • by JoeyLoey Location: Lansing on May 3, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    Uh well I just traided in my Avalanche, which mechanicaly is the same vehicle as a Suburban, in for a Ford F150... Which so far seems to be a much better truck.. why did I wait so long to buy Ford...
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