2010 GMC Granite Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 11 January 2010 , 08:01:29 byVeronica

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GMC Granite Concept

The new GMC Granite concept was introduced at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This model is actually shorter than the new Terrain compact crossover, but its open interior was designed to be spacious and flexible to fit the needs of active people. The generous cargo space enables, for example, a mountain bike to be loaded completely inside with the tailgate closed. The Granite delivers style and capability with advanced features, high-quality materials and exceptional attention to detail. The climate system, navigation and infotainment technologies are viewed through an extra-wide, next-generation organic light-emitting diode technology that is more dynamic than the conventional screens used in most productive vehicles. The model is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that is part of the new family of small-displacement, highly efficient 4-cylinder engines developed by GM. The output is being transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed transmission. The GMC Granite concept has four doors, hinged on each side to open like a set of French doors. The exterior of the car has a series of complex, intersecting planes and angles, creating the impression of an industrial machine, but admired for its precision and functional aesthetics. A rear spoiler is integrated into the roof and extends slightly above the rear glass. Other angles and planes of the exterior appear carefully metal-crafted. The interior was inspired by the design of aircraft-type mechanical instruments and precision tools. Integrated within Granite are unmistakable GMC cues, including a center stack wing motif similar to that of the new GMC Terrain. The front passenger and right rear seats flip up and fold in toward the center console, creating a long, unobstructed storage space. The GMC Granite concept functionally addresses the needs of young professionals and their activities without compromises.