GMC again applied for registration of the Granite trademarkApril 23, 2019
Production of the new GMC Granite small car can start in 2020. If this project is presented, however, GMC Granite will compete with other subcompact crossovers, such as the Jeep Renegade, Ford EcoSport and Mazda CX-3.
Remember the GMC Granite concept introduced earlier? This cube-shaped subcompact crossover made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in 2010. Under its hood was an inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, designed for 138 hp. (201 Nm), which worked with a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. One of the features of the model were unique rear-hung doors. Unfortunately, the concept did not get into mass production.
The foreign edition of GM Authority has published data that the American company GMC has submitted the fourth application for registration for a trademark called Granite. It is again intended for use in “land vehicles, namely in road passenger cars.”
GMC filed the first trademark for the registration of the name Granite on November 9, 2009, in anticipation of the concept debut in Detroit in January of the following year. GMC’s subcompact crossover, whose test prototypes were captured by journalists last August, could have been the long-awaited Granite. The square design from the 2010 concept will probably not be transferred to the production version, but the car will use the same 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The novelty will be less than the compact Terrain crossover.
GMC Granite crossover should appear in 2020. If this project is presented, however, GMC Granite will compete with other subcompact crossovers, such as the Jeep Renegade, Ford EcoSport and Mazda CX-3.
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