GMC returned to the project of creating a subcompact SUV

GMC returned to the project of creating a subcompact SUV

August 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Currently, the smallest crossover in the GMC lineup is the Terrain, which measures just over 4.6 meters in length. For the American market, this is quite a compact model. Now the brand is going to offer customers an even smaller SUV.

In America, sales of small crossovers have been growing for nine years. Last year alone, the demand for such SUVs increased by 18%. At the end of the first half of 2020, sales of small SUVs decreased slightly due to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine measures.

However, the growing share of such machines speaks of the interest of Americans in subcompact transport. Perhaps that is why GMC (owned by General Motors) is again thinking about creating a sub-compact crossover.

The concept model Granite debuted back in 2010, but this show car did not become serial in subsequent years. Despite the fact that in 2015 and 2019, GMC applied for the registration of the Granite trademark. Now, according to GM Authority, the model range of the brand will get a “junior” SUV.

The alleged novelty may be based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX. From them, the cross can also receive a line of motors.
When fans of the brand should wait for the release of new items, it is not reported. Engineers will have to work hard to develop a new model. So GMC dealers will definitely have to wait for a subcompact crossover for several years. Moreover, today the brand has concentrated its efforts on the production of an electric pickup Hummer EV and an environmentally friendly SUV based on it. The revived Hummer is slated for production in fall 2021.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen is developing an inexpensive compact electric car. The “green” Volkswagen will be called ID.1: it will take the place of the popular VW e-Up! Model. In the future, the budget cityikar may grow into a whole family of cars.