General Motors was the first company to develop and offer V6 engines in the United States. The first V6 GMC engines went in GMC models of the 1960 truck. GMC was a truck line only in 1960. The American car the Buick Special of 1961 was the next vehicle and first car to use a V6 in the US.
GM temporarily lost interest in the V6 design and sold the Buick design Jeep in 1967. If you remember the oil embargo of the early ’70′s, it was in that time period the V6 was reintroduced. GM realized that a V6 engine would be an realistic compact alternative to the bulky inline six and V8 engines, so GM re-introduced the design and created what would eventually become the popular 3800cc V6 line.
Since that time General motors has led the way in America with there ever growing and continuing development of the line of V6 engines. Below is a time line and list of all of the GM V6 engines.
1. 1960-2008 Buick V6 or the 3800
2. From 1960- to 1978 GMC truck V6 motors
3. From1977 to current Chevrolet 90-Degree V6 engines
4. From 1979 through present, the GM 4.3l (non vortec) 60-Degree V6
5. From 1994 through 2005 General Motors 54 degrees V6
6. From 1998 through 2002 GM model LX5 V6
7. From 2003- to present GM 4.3l V6
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