GMC Granite Concept. Click image to enlarge
GMC Granite Concept
Montreal, Quebec – The GMC Granite concept vehicle has been unveiled at the Montreal Auto Show. The concept was first introduced at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and has now made its Canadian premiere.
If brought to market, the Granite would be the smallest GMC ever, but has been optimized to feel much larger. Generous cargo space and unique flipping and folding seats allow a mountain bike to be loaded completely inside with the tailgate closed.
“Granite was conceived as a new type of vehicle from GMC, one that could stretch people’s ideas of what a GMC can be,” said Lisa Hutchinson, product marketing director for GMC. “We call it an ‘urban utility vehicle’ and our goal was redefining what the GMC name could mean to a new generation of customers looking for both bold design and functionality.”
The Granite is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that is part of GM’s new family of small-displacement, highly efficient four-cylinder engines, matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.