Demand of cars have changed vastly over the past few decades. Gone are the days of sleek sedans and hot hatches as people changed their preferences towards larger cars. Meanwhile, car manufacturers from all across the world are trying their best to adjust to the new shift in demand and to increase investment on crossovers and SUVs. Some car brands such as Mitsubishi and Toyota have gone as far as releasing crossover versions of models which were previously much smaller sedans and hatches such as the Eclipse Cross, Yaris Cross and the Corolla Cross just to name a few. Even Ford released the Mustang Mach E- an all-electric crossover mustang! Now GMC is waiting in the line to join the fleet as per rumour that they are working on a small crossover SUV!
“In 2010, GMC unveiled a tiny crossover at the 2010 North American International Auto Show…”
Crossovers being the most popular type of car these days, it isn’t surprising that GMC will come up with a one. Rather it’s only a matter of time before you as a consumer is even more confused about which brand to lean towards when you buy your very own cross. In 2010, GMC unveiled a tiny crossover at the 2010 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. The concept was named ‘Granite’ and this could potentially be the official name of this small crossover when it comes out as the sources claim General Motors have filed a trademark for the name along with another one- ‘Graphyte’ during the last few years.
“This could be the perfect SUV to take the slot below the GMC Terrain”
The crossover might be based on the VSS-F platform which it already shares with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Buick Encore GX and the GMC Terrain already. Although initially the rumours were denied by GMC last year but I guess now, seeing the growing love and demand for crossovers among the mass consumers, GMC might have changed their mind and took the Granite back to their garage to make it ready for large quantity production. This could be the perfect SUV to take the slot below the GMC Terrain if it is priced correctly (less than $25,000) as the Granite will already be smaller in size.
Though it is unclear when the Granite or ‘Graphyte’( whatever the name will be), might come out but I highly doubt the car will come fully packed with the cool features GMC debuted the Granite with such as the Rolls Royce like suicide doors, the futuristic interior or the attractive boxy look of the exterior. But the newer GMC cars doesn’t actually look half bad from an aesthetic point of view so when it comes to the Granite, I’m definitely keeping my hopes high!