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GMC Granite ConceptGMC envisions a small vehicle with some big truck traits.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> All right, now, GMC fans, need you to have an open mind about this one. This is the newest GMC concept, called the "Granite." There's not a whole lot of it. That's what's gonna take some getting used to. You always think of GMC as the big trucks, right, from full-size pickup on up, but in this case, very small. They say it kind of appeals to the folks who have one of those urban loft apartments. So yes, city-sized, city-styled. Plenty of GMC cues, including the very familiar logo on the wheel. Kind of a busy dash, but remember we're talking concept car here. Great, big, wide OLED display, there, across the middle and center of the upper dashboard and instrument panel. The roominess inside is very important to them because GMC's brand really can't support a car that is not just small on the outside, but small on the inside. That's not GMC. So it's really had all of its dimensions pushed to the ultimate, and they say with the rear seats out you can put a mountain bike or any bicycle in here with all the wheels on. So there's no need to take a wheel off. In other words, they're pushing it toward the activity crowd, people who've got lots of sports paraphernalia and don't want to feel like they have a little car as they take it all apart and break it down into small pieces. Power plant, they envision a 1.4-liter, turbo diesel, direct injection motor. So again, small motor, but turbo diesels have great big torque. Fits the brand a little better. And notice the doors. No one calls them suicide doors anymore for obvious reasons. In this case, they're described as French doors, but again, they open up big truck style. What GMC has done here is taken as many big truck cues as they can, and put them in as small a package as they can. No idea if it's ever going to happen, but they're testing the waters. ^M00:01:45 [ Music ]