The All-New 2018 GMC TerrainJan 11th, 2017
With the 2017 North American International Auto Show in full swing in Detroit, auto manufacturers are showcasing their latest products to the consumers. GMC has taken the covers off their latest generation of the Terrain SUV.
The 2018 GMC Terrain will now be available with 3 different engine choices along with front or all-wheel-drive. A 1.5L and a 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder will be the primary engine choices with an available 9-speed automatic transmission for both engines. A new 1.6L turbodiesel engine will be the other engine choice that customers can opt for and it will be available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Due to the recent Volkswagen “Dieselgate” controversy, GMC is hoping to persuade past Volkswagen diesel customers to make the switch to the new Terrain.
The new GMC Terrain will take much of its interior design inspiration from the recently update Acadia SUV. It will be available with either a 7” or 8” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto as standard along with 4G LTE and Wifi. On higher trim levels, such as the Denali, leather upholstery is standard along with options such as heated seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, climate control, BOSE premium audio and a host of safety features such as forward collision alert with automatic braking, surround view camera system, rear cross traffic alert, and active lane control. But by far the biggest change is the location of the shifter, or rather lack of traditional shifter. Buttons underneath the climate control settings replace the traditional shifter and make more room for cup holders and center console storage.
The exterior of the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain receives the biggest change with a bold new look. Gone are the square-ish wheel wells and trapezoidal grille and replaced with a more streamlined body. New LED daytime running lights accent the new grille design and optional fog lamps. The streamlined body is reminiscent of the new Acadia SUV and features a “floating roof” look thanks to the gloss black pillars at the rear of the Terrain SUV. The top of the line Denali trim will receive a unique chrome grille and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Pricing and availability has not yet been announced but this being a 2018 model, expect to see it in showrooms later this year.