About GMC Envoy
The GMC Envoy is a mid-size SUV that General Motors produced and sold in two generations between 1998 and 2009. In 2002, the GMC Envoy was introduced as a separate brand. The first generation GMC Envoy was launched in 1998. The Envoy's most distinctive features were leather upholstery, a floor-mounted gear lever and a monocoque body with alloy wheels. The Envoy had many parts not available on the standard four-door Jimmy, including remote boot release, heated driver and passenger seats and a Bose sound system.
The body structure of the GMC Envoy was based on the GMT360 platform. The GMT360 chassis no longer resembled GM's compact pickup trucks but was originally intended for off-road driving. The exterior of the chassis was hydroformed and completely enclosed. The wheelbase was extended to 113 inches. For the first time, a 129-inch wheelbase version was introduced. The front-wheel had a two-stage independent mounting with Bilstein shock absorbers. The rear suspension consisted of a five-link rear axle. As an option, air suspension was available on the axle for load balancing. All these GMC Envoy parts contributed to the vehicle's driving characteristics.
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The Envoy GMT360, launched in 2002, was equipped with a new standard engine: a 4.2L Vortec 4200 racing motor that replaced the previous 4.3L V6. It was the first inline six-cylinder engine GM had produced in North America since 1984, and it produced 270 hp. Beginning in 2003, the XL was available with an optional 290 hp V8. In 2005, the 5.3L V8 was upgraded with the Displacement on Demand system, which increased power to 300 hp. In addition to standard rear-wheel drive, the GMT360 was available with permanent two-wheel drive or with the "Shift On-Demand" 4WD system, which offered a two-wheel-drive automatic four-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with high and low range.
The GMC Envoy was only available as a five-door SUV. In the GMT360 model family, it shares much of the exterior with the Isuzu Ascender. The two model lines differ mainly in some parts like the front bumper, grille and side profile. GMC has introduced modified seats on all versions of the Envoy. The optional curtain airbags were replaced with full-coverage curtain airbags. Stabilitrak stability control has been standard since 2006, as has cruise control, OnStar and tire pressure monitoring. A car is only as good as the parts with which it is equipped. When your car needs repairs, OEM GMC Envoy parts from the online shop are a good choice.