Interesting to see where they go with this SUV considering the direction GM seems to be heading with other offerings.
There are more than a few things I find similar to our engines. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me if the thing was built to be expandable to a diesel platform way back. More than a few design choices would lead me to believe it was at least possible...And we've never seen chain systems fail before have we? VVT phasers and chain tensioners are 100% reliable! Yeah, right.
And don't you find that the placement of the serpentine belt driven accessories eerily similar to our Atlas engines? (minus the water pump)