GMC has always been synonym with big, heavy and generally rubbish SUVs! But the as a part of the new leaner General Motors, this company is developing a new character as well. And here’s their first effort at being sensible. It is the Granite which is a rather small and efficient city car, in the same category as Kia Soul. They say it is aimed at young professionals!
The Granite is not a pretty car to be honest. GM says it’s an industrial-inspired design but it looks to us more like a prehistoric dinosaur! However it’s really clever. It has a good wheelbase of 103.6-inch (2,631 mm) which makes it fairly spacious and it features suicide doors without a B-pillar in between, which makes it very fun getting in and out of! It also has a set of very nice 20-inch wheels.
And like all concept cars, The Granite too has a fancy interior. It is inspired by the design of aircraft-type mechanical instruments and precision tools. And it’s made of space age materials and high-tech computerized stuffs. But since even if this car gets into production none of these amazing interior and exterior features will be used in the actual car, they are rather pointless!
There’s however one feature that might have a chance, and that’s the reconfigurable seats which are flippable and foldable. The front passenger and right rear seats flip up and fold in toward the center console, creating a long, unobstructed storage space. It also has a clever cargo area which includes a number of compartments to store items out of sight. Cargo hold-down provisions are built into the cargo area and the seatbacks have clasps that can be used when the seats are upright or folded to help secure cargo.