2017 GMC Granite New Crossover SUV

By the end of 2016, General Motors could offer new crossover SUV. Namely, in the palette of the company should find a 2017 GMC Granite. The new model would take the place under the GMC Terrain models in the GMC lineup. This place is vacant in the offer of the company. Sure, the offer of such a model would be a hit, that would increase the sales results GMC brand.

GMC Granite Concept was introduced at the 2010 NAIAS in Detroit. Then it was thought that the vehicle will be designed as a hatchback model. However, in the last years, the demand for small crossover models is increasing. The market for these models is booming, so it is considered to offer such a model was the right move by General Motors Company. Although no official confirmation that the 2017 GMC Granite crossover enter serial production, are all frequent information that speak in favor of it. Many believe that it is already certain that the GMC will offer the smallest subcompact crossover, and that he would take the name of Granite.

2017 GMC Granite new crossover

GMC Granite Design

In relation to the concept, is expected to slightly milder design. Although, it would not surprise if 2017 GMC Granite gets a special design, which has not been seen at GM’s model. Yet, we expect more realistic headlights, wheels, grille and front fascia. There are indications that the vehicle will be designed on the model of Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore models. With these two models, Granite should share the platform. This is a Gamma platform II.

Attractive interior design, which is seen in the concept of the model, will hardly be applied in production. The concept was introduced in the configuration 2 + 2 seating. It is hard to imagine such a concept in the production model. As with other Gamma II crossovers, it is expected that the instrument panel and five-passenger seating is applied, and in 2017 Granite.


2017 GMC Granite Specs and Price

In relation to the Chevrolet Trax, with whom he will share the new platform Granite, Granite concept is presented with long wheelbase and larger dimensions. However, the it can expect similar dimensions of the production model, such as dimensions Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. The concept was powered by the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and it produced 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, as well as the Buick Encore. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It is expected that production version of GMC Granite be offered with a larger number of different powertrains. Also, it is expected that the basic model is offered with FWD and offering an upgrade to AWD as an option.

Official information on possible price no. But some forecasts saying that the price will not be less than $ 20,000 and also will not exceed the cost of $ 24,000. The price Chevrolet Trax is $ 20.120, while the price of the smallest GMC SUV, the Terrain is $ 24.070. The estimated price for the 2017 GMC Granite is about $ 22,000.

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