ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - General Motors officials and employees are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Chevrolet Suburban, the longest continuously produced vehicle in the U.S.
It's only made at the Arlington GM plant, which on Monday showcased one of the first Suburbans - a yellow vehicle from 1936 - and the new 75th anniversary Diamond Edition. Only 2,750 of those vehicles will be made.
Plant manager Paul Graham says that the Suburban being the longest-running nameplate is significant and shows its heritage.
He also says 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.