With the popularity of the box-shaped compact wagons like the Kia Soul and Scion xB aimed toward the younger group, it looks like GMC is joining in and reducing its “expert grade” full-size truck image. The GMC Granite concept made its debut in 2010, and was expected to be in manufacturing by 2012. As that was undoubtedly not the case, the 2014 GMC Granite may be available late in 2012 for the 2013 version year, yet greater than likely in 2013 for the 2014 design year. GM seemed to have more on its plate, such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain to finish before anything brand-new could be started.
Exactly what to Expect from the 2014 GMC Granite
Expect a smaller variation of the long retired GMC Jimmy, of program upgraded in effective 2014 fashion trend. The 2014 GMC Granite is designed to compete with the Soul and Scion xB, it retains that GMC hard appearance that will certainly aid it appeal to even more compared to simply the more youthful crowd.
GMC refers to the 2014 GMC Granite as an ‘urban activity vehicle’, which certainly stretches GMC’s image of building challenging, utilitarian vehicles that are all for tow and go, and the show obtained lost somewhere along the line. Seeing the appeal of its future rivals and taking a significant appearance at the economic situation, GMC appeared to recognize that less individuals would require a complete size truck for their now inoperative building company.
Rumor is that the 2014 GMC Granite will certainly not change much from the original design of the concept that appeared in 2010. This includes the rear hinged back doors that remove the necessity for a physical body column, which enables a lot better gain access to for both passengers and cargo. This function, although targeted towards the more youthful crowd, can additionally attract those with pet dogs or older folks who have problem getting involved in and out of a car. In all honesty, it merely makes it look bigger as well. The seating from the 2010 might be altered for the 2014, as it appeared just a little also futuristic to be something that would certainly appeal to everyone.
All the devices and button designed to interesting to the common electronics-dependent much less compared to 40 group ought to remain. This includes links for phones, laptops, tablets, mp3 players and other device timid of a PlayStation that individuals can not live without. All this will certainly be suited an automobile that will certainly be nearly the exact same size as the Scion xB, yet much larger than the Cube.
Under the Hood
The concept Granite was powered by a 138-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that presently energies the Cruze, so chances are that will certainly stay for the 2014 Granite. Maybe down the line if the Granite does well, a sport version might be supplied with a 6spd handbook. Many of the other attributes in the Granite will mirror the Cruze and Verano as well, such as the strut-type front suspension, “twist-beam” rear axle, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, grip control and some type of antiskid device.
Rumored Trim Levels
The 2014 GMC Granite will more than likely for its crown jewel year, be offered in two trimmings and have the exact same listing of extra-cost choices that the Cruze and Verano have. This consists of natural leather seating, heated seats, navigations system, and possibly sport-tuned suspension. It will most likely likewise adhere to the latest fad of manufacturers to load up an automobile with conventional attributes that offer additional for your money. With all the sport alternatives available it will probably not be long prior to the personalized or sporting activity versions start to look like car dealerships take delivery. Like most new lines, a few are sent to a tailoring store to have profit enhancing custom devices and customization included.
With GMC trying to interest a totally various advertising group, obviously the very first year is visiting be the trial run. With even more makers including hybrids to their line, anticipate the Granite to be in line for the hybrid difference. On the various other end of the spectrum, for those that desire something tiny and highly effective, anticipate there to be something to suit that group too putting on the Granite nametag.
Generally, the 2014 GMC Granite seems like merely the point to keep GMC in the center and beauty to a larger selection of clients. With any sort of luck, GMC will certainly have better good luck pleasing to a larger group compared to the xB and Cube did and be able to interesting to the younger crowd, yet offer them to the older crowd. While, as the majority of automobiles in this category are referred to as “charming”, ideally GMC can market some of its “expert grade” attitude along with the Granite.