Is GMC Going to Gain its Own Identity?

GMC Granite
GMC Granite Concept

For the past two decades, the GMC lineup has been parallel to Chevrolet’s SUV and truck lineup. For the Chevrolet Silverado, there’s the GMC equivalent, the Sierra. For Tahoe and Suburban, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The GMC Acadia and the Chevy Traverse are the lineups 3rd row SUV’s, and the Equinox and Terrain – crossovers.

GMC Granite Interior 2

But now, GMC is planning on de-railing from Chevrolet with their GMC Granite concept. First introduced in Detroit in 2010, the Granite was presented as a smaller, boxy “urban utility vehicle” (UUV?) similar to the Scion xB or Nissan Cube – designed to appeal to a younger crowd, with a bold exterior,  an interior reminiscent of loft-style apartments, and full-sized rear suicide doors.

GMC All-TerrainFrom bumper-to-bumper, the concept measures only 161 inches, making it shorter than the Chevy Cobalt (now the Cruze), and would definitely make it the smallest vehicle on the GMC lineup. But GMC has another concept: the Sierra All-Terrain HD, which is, for lack of a better word, beastly.

No official word has announced that either of these will be put into production, yet. But in our opinion, we think that only one or the other should be produced since that All-Terrain looks like it would eat the Granite for breakfast. Tell us what you think!


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