First launched in 2010 and over 5 years later, GMC Granite Concept is currently competing with other recognizable names in the industry like Honda Fit and Kia Soul. We are now in 2016 and reports of the upcoming 2017 GMC Granite has had the industry talking, and many people can’t just wait to lay their hands on it. After all, considering this car is still under development and the car market boiling with competition, many expect to see a stylish, attractive, well equipped and spacious car.
2017 GMC Granite – A lot of New Features
The exterior of the new 2017 GMC Granite is expected to receive some serious upgrades. It will be attractively designed and will be made of aluminum and carbon fiber. This will reduce the overall weight of the car, resulting in great performance and better fuel economy. The front part will also receive a bit of attention; it will come fully fitted with a wide grille coupled with intrinsic letter GMC. Plus, the front bumper will be expertly integrated into the concept of the car, and just like any modern car, the rear and front light will come fully complete with modern LED technology. Plus because of its size, this upcoming ride is going to the best ride for city driving.
In other news, the inside of this new car is expected to be the key highlight. As a matter of fact, it is one part that will lure many people into buying it. From images we have managed to see, the car will come with a very elegant and surprisingly spacious interior. The comfort of the driver and the passengers has also been taken to a whole new level. From the front seat to back seat, everything has been expertly done and covered with the highest quality leather. On the technology side, this car will come fitted with all the latest technology equipment we always want. Some of the goodies riders would be able to net from the inside include a touch screen, navigation system, modern AC, modern audio devices among other great things. At the end, the inside will come with enough space, advanced technology equipment, and quality materials for a very comfortable ride.
2017 GMC Granite – Engine Specifications and Performance
Although this car comes with a longer wheelbase than the Trax, its powertrain offered the biggest clue that this new ride would largely be based on the subcompact platform. Just like the Encore, the 2017 GMC Granite will be powered by the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder capable of producing up to 138 hp and 148-pound feet of torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-seepd automatic transmission and the will likely come in base form with front wheel drive and an upgraded to all wheel drive as an option. As for fuel consumption, it is reported that this car will consume about 30 mpg.
2017 GMC Granite – Release Date and Price
If this ride is something you would love to own come 2017, our reliable sources indicate that this upcoming 2017 GMC Granite would appear on the market in February of 2017. As for the price, consumers should expect a starting price of $20,000 for the basic model while the most luxurious could go as high as $30,000.