GMC is dealing with a new nameplate. The car manufacturer has used to trademark the “Granite” name yet again, which indicates that we might see either hatchback or crossover pretty soon. Well, to be sincere, the hatch is extremely unlikely to happen, specially now when the crossovers are offering like hot cookies, so we bank on some SUV, most probably the subcompact one. According to our sources, the nameplate will most likely land in display rooms at some point next year as the 2021 GMC Granite.
2021 GMC Granite Styling
Although we’ve seen some spy shots that show how the new subcompact might appear like, that can’t be real. Rather, the heavy camouflage was concealing the just recently exposed Chevy Tracker. This implies that the 2021 Granite hasn’t begun road screening so far, so we can’t truly declare anything concerning the exterior styling of GMC’s future subcompact. Though, considering how the remainder of the car manufacturer’s SUV fleet looks, we would not be surprised if the new one arrives as a sizeable little fellow. Furthermore, we prefer that circumstance!
2021 GMC Granite Platform and Engine
As far as we could discover, the 2021 Granite will use GM’s new VSS-F platform. This unibody architecture will underpin next-generation, front-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive-based all-wheel-drive cars from General Motors, including the just recently revealed Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Encore. GMC’s smallest SUV ever will come fitted with several options under the hood– all four-cylinder. The entry-point Granite will utilize a 1.4-liter turbo system, while the topping Denali trim might reassess the familiar 2.5-liter inline-four rated at 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Also, the SUV will be used with six-speed and nine-speed automated transmissions that will send out power to front wheels. Naturally, an all-wheel-drive could be in the cards as well. However, we also would not be amazed if the all-new Granite shows up with some sort of hybrid technology– possibly some mild-hybrid to increase fuel economy numbers?