The General Motors is known for their luxurious SUV car models. The automaker has launched plans of releasing a new model under the name 2017 GMC Granite. This is among the car models that consumers have been eagerly waiting for. The GMC presented it during the 2010 Detroit Auto Show and it became clear that the vehicle will be adopting an elegant compact crossover platform. Expect the car to feature Gamma 11 design platform, which it shares with Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. The 2017 GMC Granite will be entering the production line for the first time. Therefore, consumers should expect a new interior and exterior design platform. Powertrain performance will also be all-new for the 2017 Granite.
2017 GMC Granite – Perfectly Designed:
The upcoming 2017 GMC Granite will be offered in an elegant exterior design profile with cutting-edge features. To enhance aerodynamic performance and fuel economy, the automaker has adopted a combination of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. At the front end, the vehicle features a new front fascia with LED headlights, fog lights, revised bumper, and a new striking front grille. Air intakes have been integrated for better engine cooling while LED innovation will be adopted for the headlights and fog lights to give the car a bold and aggressive appearance. So, the new 2017 Granite will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels making it more stable on the road.
Inside the car, consumers will access a comfortable and luxurious cabin with top-notch technological equipment. The interior cabin is exceptionally trendy and spacious with sufficient headroom and legroom. However, the 5-passenger SUV comes with high-quality leather upholstering on the seats and the dashboard. Most of the car’s control features will be operated on a touchscreen display. Other standard interior features and equipment for the 2017 GMC Granite also include adaptive climate control, air conditioner, premium audio system with satellite radio, compatible USB port interface, CD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth smartphone and audio integration among others.
Furthermore, the GMC Granite 2017 offers a comfortable ride with plenty of driver assistance and safety features including quality airbags and safety belts, parking assist, rear view camera, cruise control, line departure warning system, blind spot warning system and others.
2017 GMC Granite – Engine and Wheel Drive System:
The newest GMC Granite will be powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged EcoTec engine. This powertrain unit is expected to produce about 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be also paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Power will be sent to either a standard front wheel drive system or an optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The motor will deliver a combined fuel economy of about 30 mpg. The top speed will be 125 mph.
2017 GMC Granite – Release Date, MSRP, and Main Competitors:
The exact pricing and official release date for the 2017 GMC Granite have not yet been announced by the automaker. Consumers are however anticipating that it may be released at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be $49,510. Finally, the competitors for this model include Aston Martin Lagonda, 2017 Mercedes GLA, and 2017 VW Tiguan GTE.