GMC Goes Compact With the New Granite Concept

GMC Granite Concept

In brief: GMC unveiled a surprising concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: a compact SUV-like vehicle called the Granite.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Granite concept
Manufacturer: GMC

The word

GMC Granite Concept

GMC is not known for compact vehicles. In fact, this arm of General Motors is where most of the company's medium and heavy duty trucks are built. So when GMC displayed their concept for an "Urban Utility Vehicle" as a compact crossover-like truck, it turned heads.

The Granite is a tiny crossover based on the Terrain. It's a full two feet shorter than the Terrain, but is designed to be very versatile.

The little car is meant to be a departure from the conventional mini-van and smaller than most crossover and SUV designs, while retaining a relatively wide stance and open interior.

The Granite is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with four cylinders and a six speed transmission. It is expected to get around 30mpg.

And so ...

Very interesting surprise from GMC here. If it goes to production, it will likely be popular as an alternative to the usual crossover/minivan suspects.

Photo credits: GMC

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