At the 2010 Detroit Motor Show GMC unveiled the GMC
Granite. Less than a year later, at the LA Auto Show,
GMC unveiled the Granite CPU.
Both vehicles share the same basic architecture and design
- except whereas the Granite was a compact SUV, the Granite
CPU is a compact pickup truck.
Obviously the diminished size of the Granite CPU would
rule it out as a serious contender for serious work duties.
But as as a utility vehicle for most modern families it's
more than adequate. Only idiots need an 8-foot bed and
dual rear wheels to carry a pack of screws back from the
Despite its small size the Granite CPU has rather chunky
bold styling, which does a good job of giving the vehicle
a more substantial presence. The clever design of the
tailgate allows the normally four-foot long bed to stretch
to six-feet long.
The GMC Granite CPU also features a useful foldaway rack
system for carrying longer, or unusual shaped cargo.
At the moment the GMC Granite CPU is just a styling exercise.
However the clever ideas featured within the vehicle,
along with the chunky and stylish exterior design, mean
that if it were ever to make production it'd probably
find a decent number of buyers.
Source: GMC via Jalopnik
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