It seems like GMC is lastly doing the job on its subcompact crossover. The company started off testing the long run smallest SUV which is rumored to be named the 2020 GMC Granite. Why Granite? Nicely, they’ve applied the nameplate some 8 many years in the past for the thought SUV, and what’s far more vital, they’ve renewed its Granite trademark submitting, so we are rather confident that GMC has the certain name in thoughts.
The camouflaged prototype does not definitely reveal much, but it is vital that the carmaker commenced performing on it. The smallest SUV in GMC lineup will test to compete with the Jeep Renegade, Ford EcoSport, and Mazda CX-3, as perfectly as with the Chevy Trax and Buick Encore, which will fundamentally use the exact architecture as the 2020 GMC Granite.
The car or truck will not use Trax’s and Encore’s present-day Gamma-2 system. Instead, the smaller crossover will be supported by the new VSS-S architecture, which will be in charge for the Chevy’s and Buick’s subsequent-gen small SUVs. GMC’s long term substantial-driving model will use an updated 1.4-liter turbo engine. The mill makes 138 horsepower at the minute, but GM ideas to maximize output to close to 150 horsepower. The engine will be paired with a six-pace computerized transmission. Though, the automaker will probably offer you an optional 9-speed automobile gearbox.
Like we explained, the hefty wraps hide rather a great deal every thing at the moment. Nonetheless, we feel we see a huge resemblance with the greater Terrain. What’s more, the small SUV looks to have pretty significantly the exact same profile, as perfectly as Terrain’s oddly-formed blocky front finish and cumbersome fenders. A floating roof looks to be concealed beneath the hood, even though we also assume the astounding boomerang-shaped headlights.
Given that it’s heading to share a lot with Chevy’s and Buick’s subcompacts, the 2020 GMC Granite will probably have very considerably the identical base selling price tag. Far more exactly, the small SUV will probably price about $21,000.