The compact will celebrate its premiere at the Detroit Motor Show . And with the specification 'Compact', the Granite Concept takes it very precisely. With a length of 4.01 meters, a width of 1.79 meters and a height of 1.54 meters, the granite remains under VW Golf level and almost exactly to the dimensions of a Scion xB, the G MC has identified as the main competitor. With a wheelbase of 2.63 meters, the GMC Granite should comfortably accommodate four people. Alternatively, the open and variable interior should also offer enough space to transport bicycles, for example.
Crisp, angular design
Bei Design of the compact multi-purpose vehicle, which is based on the technical basis of the Chevrolet Orlando, the developers have resorted to a mixture of minivan, compact SUV and crossover.
The steeply standing radiator front is dominated by a mighty grille with chrome surround. The slot-shaped headlights are combined with side air inlets to form a unit. A large front spoiler signals sportiness. The windshield is flat against the wind, the roof line is low. The rear with an ultra-short overhang and a roof edge spoiler drops off steeply. At the lower end, the centrally placed tailpipe sets accents. 20-inch alloy wheels ensure full wheel arches.
Opposing doors and turbo power
The four doors of the GMC Granite can be opened like the new one Opel Meriva open in opposite directions. In contrast to the German group brother, the Granite does not have a B-pillar. Once you have entered the interior without barriers, you will find individual seats suspended from the center console, which can be folded up to the side and reveal plenty of storage space.
The cockpit is determined by analog instruments, with a central screen flanking it . This is tailored to the young target groupAudio system with almost all external sources.
The GMC Granite is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that works with a six-speed dual clutch transmission.