Last month GM and Chrysler unveiled the two-mode hybrid system that would see its first application in trucks. The GMC Graphyte is an all-wheel drive SUV fitted with that powertrain. The Graphyte is a styling exercise to express the future look of GMC and their first crossover vehicle due in 2007/2008. Click inside for more info and pictures.
I can only hope this interior is more real than concept, at least for the general layout of the dash and console. The seats are mounted on pedestals instead of tracks to provide more leg room.
It?s an odd looking bird from many angles, but I beleve much of its shape will trickle down to the new crossover that GMC plans to build. The Graphyte was built to provide great fuel economy and aerodynamics plays a key role. The 40-degree windshield, headlights and smooth underbody cover help cheat the wind.
The seats have a 1-2-3 folding capability, allowing the seatbacks of all three seating positions to be folded flat and indespendent of one another.