The GMC Envoy is an SUV from the GMC marque of General Motors. It was introduced as a high-end version of the Jimmy for the 1998 model year, the same year the Jimmy was restyled. After a short hiatus during which the Jimmy was phased out, the Envoy nameplate reappeared in the GMC line of vehicles from 2002 through 2009 as a standalone model until the unibody 5-seat Terrain and 7-seat Acadia crossovers replaced the standard and XL models, respectively; the Envoy sold alongside the Acadia from 2007-09.
The Envoy (along with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer-Saab 9-7X-Buick Rainier-Isuzu Ascender) were phased out during the 2009 model year. GM closed the Moraine, Ohio plant on December 23, 2008, ending production of all GMT360 products. The closing of the last factory that manufactured the trucks was the subject of an emotional 2009 HBO documentary - “The Last Truck: Closing of a G.M. Plant”.