The GMC Granite Is On It’s Way To Production!

June 30th, 2010 by

Ok so it’s no officially official but it certainly would be very exciting. It seems like forever ago since they introduced this concept at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. There are rumors floating around that this GMC Granite could be headed to production very soon. I want to know what your thoughts are on this very impressive new GMC. Here’s what AutoBlog had to say. 

When General Motors debuted the GMC Granite concept at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, it was a huge hit with both the media and public in attendance. A small hatchback like this would shake up GMC‘s legacy of only building trucks and crossovers, but it would be a good way to expand the brand’s lineup and better establish it as a core part of GM.

Now, the folks at Motor Trend report that the Granite has been given the green light for production, though The General is still in the process of figuring out if it can keep those nifty rear-hinged doors intact. The Granite shares the same architecture as the Chevrolet Orlando which will be produced for other markets and will likely be powered by GM’s new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four, possibly mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It’s still unclear when we’ll actually see a production version of the Granite concept, but we wouldn’t be surprised if a few test mules start popping up outside of GM’s proving grounds within the next year.

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Hopefully this new GMC will be at your local Dayton GMC dealer real soon and you can see it for yourself!

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