The American truck builder GMC unveiled the Granite concept, a compact crossover with a unique opening arrangement similar to a German cousin, at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The GMC Granite Concept combines the same monolithic stone like design that General Motors brought to market with the full sizeTerrain , however this time in a smaller streamlined MPV style body. The new concept combines urban industrial design with everyday practicality and is aimed at young time crunched professionals.
If the Granite becomes a production vehicle, it will become the smallest GMC ever. Powered by a boosted 1.4 Liter four cylinder engine and gas sipping six speed transmission, the turbocharged mini truck would make for a very efficient, practical and stylish mode of urban commuting. The exterior of the Granite features an over sized version of GMC’s signature grill with a pair of vertical LED headlamps that trail back into either fender and dare we say R8 inspired vents underneath. Add in an interior that is easy on the eyes, a brushed metal tip sticking out the center of the back bumper and cap it off with a 20 inch set of wheels and you get one bad little GMC truck.
Press release after the jump.