The GMC Granite is one of the concept cars that glazed the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The American automobile manufacturer described the car as a compact crossover SUV that will suit many drivers’ needs when it becomes available for sale. The GMC Granite 2017 model is expected to be excellent in terms of design and performance.
GMC Granite 2017 – New Dimension of Style:
According to the automobile corporation, the Granite will be built on the Gamma II platform which is available in Chevrolet Orlando & Meriva. We, therefore, expect the new car to share some exterior features with these two models. Its body will majorly consist of aluminum and carbon fiber.
When it comes to features, the front end of the GMC Granite 2017 will have a wide grille with GMC letters on it. This end will also spot a well-positioned bumper and LED lights. The LED technology will also feature in the rear lights. Other exterior features highly anticipated for include large wheels, classy windows, and indicator-fitted side mirrors. In the interior, the GMC Granite 2017 will have comfortable seats upholstered in high-quality leather. The interior panels will be decorated with classic colors making the entire cabin elegance and sporty. Although it will be a small SUV, it is expected to have enough space for passengers and luggage.
Moreover in the interior of the GMC Granite 2017, there will be the use of the modern technology. You can look forward to a touchscreen, navigation system and audio system on the center console. Other high-tech features expected in the car’s interior include a modern air conditioning system and a connectivity system.
Safety and Security:
The upcoming SUV will get all safety and security features of a typical GMC car. It will get airbags, lane-keep assist mechanism, anti-lock brake system, stability assist system, seatbelts, blind-spot monitors, hill-descent assist, security alarms, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and rearview camera, among other driver assistance & protection features.
GMC Granite 2017 – Ecotec Engine:
As announced by the automaker, the Granite will be powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec I4 engine with a capacity of 138 hp and 148 lb-ft. The powertrain will be paired with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission system.
With every automobile company striving to produce fuel efficient cars nowadays, we expect GMC to deliver a car with a less fuel consumption capacity. Some figures of around 27 mpg on city roads and 35 mpg on highways are expected from the SUV. In addition, the car is expected to give out lesser exhaust emissions.
GMC Granite 2017 – Release Date, Price, and Competitions:
The new GMC small SUV will have a starting price of around $20,000. The automaker is expected to manufacture a premium model which will sell at a price that doesn’t exceed $35,000. Concerning the release date, the car is likely to be seen on the roads by the second half of 2017.
The Granite will be rivaled by other compact crossover SUVs such as VW Tiguan GTE, Mercedes GLA, Honda CR-V, Acura RDX, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.