The GMC Granite SUV first debuted at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Its bold design made it stand out, but GMC has yet to bring the subcompact SUV to market.
That may change, though, as the automaker has just recently renewed its trademark on the Granite. If produced, it would be the smallest GMC vehicle ever made, putting it in direct competition with subcompact SUVs like the Jeep Renegade, Ford EcoSport, and Mazda CX-3.
The Granite lives up to its name, with a design GMC reps compare to an urban loft apartment; industrial on the outside and warm on the inside. The exterior has hard lines and a boulder-like stance with no chrome to be seen. Inside, you’ll find comfortable appointments and satin-finish trim.
The idea for the Granite was to be a modern wagon for young urban professionals. The rear-hinged back doors have no pillar in between to allow room for bulky cargo items, and the reconfigurable seats allow for easy transport of friends and cargo alike.
All that interior space is thanks to its cube-like design, being 70.3 inches wide and 60.5 inches tall. It has a wheelbase similar to the Chevy Cobalt but is more than a foot shorter in length. Outside of its storage capacity, the shape also gives it great maneuverability.
There’s no confirmation of whether the GMC Granite will come to be, but it would definitely be an exciting addition to the GMC lineup.