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GMC Granite Concept: From Detroit to Montreal

Combination of a resolutely urban and industrial aestheticism and functionality of a thought for young professionals, the GMC Granite prototype caught the capabilities of the brand features a new, more evolutionary direction. Presented for the first time at the North American International Auto Show 2010 in Detroit, he made his debut in Canada today at the International Auto Show in Montreal.

If produced in series, the Granite is the smallest model in the history of GMC, although it was designed to seem much larger. There are 2 farms feet (0.6 m) less than the new Terrain compact crossover vehicle, but wanted his open interior is spacious and flexible to meet the needs of active people. The generous cargo space and unique seats flip and fold, for example, allow the vehicle to accommodate a mountain bike, the tailgate closes.

"Granite was conceived as a new type of vehicle from GMC, a vehicle able to change people's perception of respect to the possibilities for GMC," said Lisa Hutchinson, product marketing director for GMC. "This is what we call a 'urban utility vehicle' and our goal was to redefine what the GMC name could mean to a new generation of customers looking for a bold design and functionality. "

Like other trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles in the current range GMC, Granite offers style and capabilities, advanced features, high quality materials and exceptional attention to detail. Its exterior, industrial look, marries has a spacious interior that contains precise instruments and leading-edge technologies. The data of air conditioning systems, navigation and infotainment, for example, is displayed on a screen has LED organic extra large new more dynamic than the screens that fit most vehicles serial generation.

"We consider the Granite as the automotive equivalent of the urban loft," said Dave Lyon, general manager, Design interior design and global inter - North America. "Its exterior has unquestionably an industrial air, but its interior is warm and personalized. "

Granite prototype is powered by a turbocharged engine of 1.4 L which is part of the new family of four-cylinder engines High performance low cylinder GM. It is a couple has six-speed automatic transmission.

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