According to Automotive News, the GMC Granite compact hatchback (pickup?) has been given the green light, and will make its debut somewhere in calender year 2013 — Dutch doors and all. This report further solidifies previous accounts of the Granite’s confirmation.
As far as we know, the Granite will be unique to the GMC family, and will probably share the compact Delta II platform with the Buick Verano and Chevrolet Cruze. We may see a 1.4-liter boosted Ecotec under the hood, as the concept version cradled that very engine. We would also like to rule in a turbocharged 2.0-liter, and naturally aspirated 2.4 or 2.5-liter four pots as additional possibilities.
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Source: Automotive News