General Motors has spent a much time analyzing GMC Granite SUV concept which is officially presented in 2010. At this moment their light bulb has turned on because compact crossover segment suddenly exploded. If you are still thinking about initialization of first generation production then we will disperse all yours suspicions and tell you “Yes, it will do”. Maybe you better consider a sale in this automotive niche or great successes of Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore. However, upcoming 2017 GMC Granite is a reality, so we recommend that you prepare on the time and follow next paragraphs.
Per our perception, GM consciously go into the compact segment and how would they compete with well-known competitors such as Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, and Honda Fit for example. And not just that, its appearance will bring additional profit. Let’s go and start the dance with the smallest crossover which is the first one to offer rear-hinged doors in this segment.
2017 GMC Granite – Unique Body Structure
Engineers have announced unique body structure which will be built on the Gamma II platform. It comes with great capabilities in settings of the layout which mean excellent flexibility. Further, curb weight according to specification amounts 3,214 lbs. The GMC uses composite materials that achieve perfect performances. If you want to know body dimensions, we will give you precision numbers. Length is 161.3 in, width 70.3 in, height 60.5 in and wheelbase is 103.6 inches long. That’s not all; five-door SUV can replace Chevrolet Meriva in South America. For people who are interested in chronology new 2017 GMC Granite has relations with Chevrolet Orlando.
2017 GMC Granite – Exterior Design
Although we do not have enough useful information about exterior design we expect modern design which you haven’t seen before. According to words of Dave Lyon who is the main designer, the production version will have some different look from the concept. On rendering photos, an observer on the first glance can notice massive front fascia with chrome horizontal bars and emblem in the middle. Led headlights shine more intensively than before and allow good visibility in any conditions. The realistic shape is connected with the desire of creator to leave an impression on you. The rear end of 2017 GMC Granite comes with squared-off shape and some new elements which are not characteristic for sibling’s model. From both sides, you can also notice stylish alloy wheels, sculpture side panels, and hatchback roof structure.
2017 GMC Granite – Interior
The cabin can accommodate five occupants although on the concept was showed two + two seating layout. The driver can locate all necessary devices on the dashboard of 2017 GMC Granite and are easy for handling. The designer gives a contribution to a high level of comfort using luxury materials and add-ons. Passengers on disposal have many high-tech devices and apps, in other words, equipment list is longer compared with others from GMC portfolio. To sum it up, we hope that you will enjoy in the wonderful interior. Also, these kinds of vehicles have small luggage space so this is nothing unusual.
2017 GMC Granite – Specs & Price
People who cared about power-plant have installed small but effective turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec inline-four unit. It produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. New 2017 GMC Granite has connected with six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. For acceleration from dead point to 60 mph, 10 seconds are necessary and max speed is a limited on 125 mph. The price amounts $20,000 and that is the much better price of competitors.