The 2018 GMC Terrain made its debut in the North American market at the Detroit auto show. The compact crossover-SUV marks a significant improvement over the 2017 model. Additionally, the new Terrain features a resized body and a new platform. With a host of new mechanical and interior features, the vehicle will be similar to another of GM’s recent releases, the Chevrolet Equinox. These two models share the same windshield, front door glass as well as roof panel. Boasting an upscale design, an improved power train, and Denali upgrades, everything about the 2018 GMC Terrain is new.
2018 GMC Terrain – Impressively Crafted Body
The seven seater 2018 GMC Terrain boasts an impressively crafted body that is five inches shorter than that of its predecessor. At the front, the vehicle sports a bold rectangular grille, which differs from the chrome grille found in lower train Terrains. At the back, the SUV features the same C-Shaped lighting. From the front, the vehicle has a floating roof design. The manufacturer will reduce the wheelbase on the new crossover from 112.5 inches of its predecessor to 107.3 inches.
The interior of the 2018 GMC Terrain is more user-friendly. The company opted for leather upholstery instead of cloth. As for the passenger area, the GMC’s standard active noise cancellation will be available. At the center of the dashboard, the new model is fitted with either a 7 inch or an 8 inch central display screen. The infotainment system is characterized by 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, whereas its cargo area offers is 29.6 cubic feet of space, which is a reduction from its predecessor’s 31.6 cubic feet. The infotainment system also features a 7 speaker bose system and navigation.
Engine Types and Specifications
The new model will be offered with either a 1.5L or a 2.0L gasoline engine. The 1.5L will have an output of 170 horsepower at 203 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0L engine, on the other hand, will be capable of a 252 horsepower at 260 lb-ft of torque. The engines will be backed by a 9-speed hydramatic transmission. The 2018 GMC Terrain comes in both Four-wheel and two-wheel drive variants. Both variants feature GMC’s driver controllable traction system. The new Terrain is fitted with a host of new features such as the 360-degree surround vision, driver assist, forward collision alert and low speed forward automatic braking.
Date of Arrival and Price
The 2018 GMC Terrain is expected to hit showrooms in the summer and will be available in the SLT, SLE, SL and Denali models. It is expected to compete with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, the Ford Escape, and the Honda CR-V. The price is expected to be around $26.000 for the model with standard equipment.