2017 GMC Granite Release Date
General Motors has a serious intention to be one of the leaders in the crossover SUV segment. In was announced improvement of a large number of existing models in this segment. General Motors is preparing several new models, which will expand the supply and improve sales. 2017 GMC Granite is one of the company’s new crossover, which will be available by the end of 2016.
With the GMC Granite, General Motors will offer a new Cadillac XT4, XT3 and the new three-row SUV. 2017 GMC Granite will be positioned below the Terrain SUV, the GMC lineup. GMC currently no model in the class of Granite crossover, but is expected extraordinary a breakthrough the success of the new model.
Since GMC crossover will be based GMC Granite Concept, which was unveiled 2010 in Detroit. The concept was a form of hatchback model with increased clearance. However, the expansion of the crossover SUV segment is turned thinking in a different direction.
Official data on the new model does not have, but more often rumors about the arrival of the smallest GMC subcompact crossover, called the GMC Granite. Data indicate that this model will have a lot in common with the future Cadillac Crossover XT4. These two models should have same platform and the same drive unit.
2017 GMC Granite Exterior and Interior
Granite will be placed on the Gamma II platform, on which are based and the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. In relation to the concept, the production model will be configured 2 + 2 seating. Also, it is expected that the production version gets milder design, seen at Granite Concept. It is expect more realistic headlights, wheels, grille and front fascia.
Compared to the Chevrolet Trax, Granite concept of possesses larger wheelbase and larger dimensions. However, to expect similar production model dimensions, such as dimensions of the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. The reason for this is the common platform.
The interior will be modern and quality. Like the Buick Encore and Chevy Trax model, expected the same instrument panel and five-passenger seating. 2017 GMC Granite will be truly GMC, but unique self.
2017 GMC Granite Specs
Granite Concept was powered by the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and it produced 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This engine coupled with six-speed automatic transmission. It is expected that the base model is offered with FWD and offering an upgrade to AWD as an option.
This same engine runs Buick Encore and Chevy Trax, and there are indications that it will be found under the hood and the 2017 GMC Granite and 2018 Cadillac XT4. In addition to this engine, the company expects to offer other choices, in order to be happy a larger number of customers of different tastes and expectations.
Price for the 2017 GMC Granite, still is not known. But answers should be sought by comparing the price of similar models from General Motors lineup. Chevy Trax is sold at a price of about $ 20.500, while the price for the GMC Terrain is about $ 24,000. It is assumed that the price for the GMC Granite, should be around $ 22,000 the base model.