More than five years ago the GMC Granite concept was presented to the world as a subcompact SUV, and later it took the form of a small pickup with side-access load doors. The Granite is finally taking its next step towards production as GM has filed a trademark application for the nameplate.
Given the success of the Buick Encore and the Chevy Trax, as well as the fact that one's sales have not really affected the other's, the GMC Granite may have become a higher priority. It seems that automakers find it pretty hard to go wrong with vehicles in the CUV segment these days.
The Granite will likely be a rebadged version of the Encore.