Report: GMC Granite Concept given thumbs up for production

GMC Granite Concept

General Motors is holding its first annual Global Business conference today at its Warren, Mich., technical center. A lot of the senior leadership, including Chairman and CEO Ed Whiteacre, are on hand outlining the near-term strategy for the company’s worldwide operations.

We already heard that GM is planning a Chevrolet family minivan in several global regions. GM North America Vice President Tom Stephens also confirmed that there is a production intent for a vehicle based on the GMC Granite Concept that made its debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Power for the new GMC Granite Concept comes from a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 138-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. We expect that to make into the production version of the Granite as well.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: WOT