Five-door eight seater minibus GMC Safari was introduced in 1985. AWD versions of the model appeared in 1990. Second generation of GMC Safari debuted in 1995 and in 2003 a restyling version of the car with the updated technical equipment was introduced. In 2005, due to a fall in consumer demand model GMC Safari was discontinued.
The car had a cargo and passenger versions. Passenger van could accommodate up to eight people. Truck rear-drive versions could carry cargo weighing up to 2500 kg (all-wheel drive up to 2270 kg). The load capacity of the front wheel drive models was much smaller.
Design of the serious car was emphasized with its large chrome grille and rectangular headlamps, designed in a simple style. Interior of the vehicle also had a distinguished appearance. Leather and chrome created an impression of office furnishings that was not devoid of home comfort.
Originally vans were produced only with rear wheel drive, and since 1990 all-wheel drive was offered by the manufacturer as an option. Wheel drive system has been developed by the British company FF Developments. Vans were equipped with front suspension with bottom frame fixed on boats. Rear suspension included leaf springs.
The first generation of Safari, which was manufactured until 1995, was equipped with V6 engine with volume of 4.3 liters. Capacity was in the range from 145 hp up to 190 hp, depending on the model year and variants of complete sets. Four-cylinder power unit in volume of 2.5 liters, which was used on this model until 1990, was also offered. In the second generation capacity of V6 engine with volume of 4.3 liters was 190 hp.
GMC Safary is available in 2 versions: Safari Passenger and Safari Cargo. They are distinct only in the load capacity, which is 738 kg for Safary Passenger and 764kg for Safary Cargo.
The main advantage of this car is its spacious and versatile interior, which is suitable for placing of seven passengers.The trunk of this model is quite impressive and its base volume provides ample opportunities for the transportation of goods.