General Motors Design has uploaded a photo to its Instagram page showing a never-before-seen design buck for a futuristic-looking small GMC crossover.
This small GMC crossover was described by the GM Design Instagram account as being “expressive,” and “youthful.” The original design was penned by GM designer Zac Parkinson, while the sculpting on the design model pictured here was done by Petar Barbov, Borce Stojcev and Paulo Leonel.
As we can see, this compact crossover features a thin LED front light bar that spans the width of the front fascia and serves as the daytime running light element for both headlights. A pair of LED fog lamps are also positioned just under the headlights/light bar on either side of the front fascia and are joined by another pair of LED side marker lights located just ahead of the doors.
Interestingly, this GMC crossover appears to have been envisioned as a two-door, though the design does look as though it could be quite easily adjusted to accommodate a four-door body, as well. The painted window pillars also give the vehicle a floating roof type effect, while a split rear liftgate spoiler and fastback rear window shape build on the somewhat sporty look. A protective metal/plastic silver piece adorns the lower rear bumper and is joined by rugged black plastic wheel arches in the front and rear.
There have been on-again-off-again rumors with regard to a future compact GMC crossover in recent years. Earlier this month, we received word the compact crossover was back on the table after GM previously indicated it had canned the project. If it does come to fruition, expect the subcompact (B-segment) crossover to ride on GM’s modular VSS-F platform, which is already utilized in the Trailblazer and Encore GX crossovers. We would also expect it to receive either the Granite or Graphyte nameplates, both of which GM has filed to trademark in recent years.
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