After years of rumors, a subcompact crossover from GMC is said to be closer than ever to getting the green light for production. Insider sources said GM Authority the brand is seriously considering adding this new vehicle to the range.
The smaller GMC would allegedly share the modular platform that underpins the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX. Insiders claim GM Authority that the new model would however be “highly differentiated” from the existing one.
The last time we heard about the GMC subcompact crossover was in August 2019, when the brand reportedly scrapped plans to develop the vehicle. At the time, company executives felt they wanted to focus on trucks and the rugged AT4 trim level.
At the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the GMC Granite Concept (in the gallery above) showed what a brand’s subcompact crossover could look like. The ultra boxy vehicle could have been an interesting contender against the Kia Soul, which was still a new market entry at the time.
In the years since the Granite’s debut, there have been reports of it or a similarly sized crossover joining the GMC lineup. However, the model never arrived.
If the GMC subcompact really does happen this time around, it will be years before it can be in showrooms. Even using the existing modular platform, developing a new vehicle takes time.
The next new GMC that we know is on its way is the Hummer EV. The electric pickup will be unveiled this fall and will go on sale in the fall of 2021. The high-tech truck has more than 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) and removable roof panels for enjoying nature while leisurely out. road.