The manufacturer is planning to showcase an all-new 2019 GMC Terrain, which has a premium interior, striking design and cutting-edge technology. The reinvented Terrain brings some efficient powertrain choices which set a new standard in GMC’s premium compact SUV segment. It seems this newcomer will not only raise the Terrain name to next levels of sophistication but sets another important hallmark for GMC as a brand.
2019 GMC Terrain – Platform and Features
The reimagined 2019 GMC Terrain uses the D2XX platform developed exclusively for compact vehicle architecture. It highlights a bold exterior design, which signals the brand’s new chapter of design language. The incoming Terrain evolves GMC’s signature cues with sharper, stronger and more sculpted elements. Its wind tunnel highlights a refined shape that brings a distinctive profile. Hence, the vehicle can cut through the air with optimal quietness and efficiency.
Global GMC Design’s executive director, Helen Emsley, lauds the new Terrain saying that it flaunts a stunning design with functional beauty. She claims, “Our new Terrain displays absolute optimism and confidence in its stance”. Its unique attention to detail portrays GMC as a premium brand,” she continues.
The all-new Terrain Denali elevates the new design with signature satin chrome grille and Denali-specific accents. These accents include body-color fascia’s, door handles, chrome roof rails, body-side molding and side mirror caps. Further, 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels and LED headlamps will come as standard on Denali.
The other remaining variants have signature LED daytime running lights and tail lamps. SL, SLE and SLT variants feature bi-functional HID lights as standard. Additionally, SLE trim gets 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, while SLT comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
The 2019 GMC Terrain has increased ergonomics with modern design inside the cabin. The interior has plenty of leg room and two rows of seats that can accommodate five persons in comfort. The second-row slides like in the previous edition. The latest version of Intel Link infotainment system will become available, in addition to Google Self-Driving Car Project and Apple Car Play.
Standard equipment will include airbags, such as frontal knee airbags and side airbags. Driver alerts such as Rear Cross Traffic, Side Blind Zone, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert will become available. Other additional features include child seat latching system, tire pressure monitoring system and automatic headlamps.
2019 GMC Terrain – Powertrain Specs
The 2019 GMC Terrain is quiet, comfortable and provides enjoyable driving dynamics. It supplies 2.4-liter inline-4 (SL, SLE-1, SLT, Denali) 182 horsepower. The powerful one comes with 3.6-liter V6 (SLE-2, SLT, Denali) that produce 301 horsepower. These two motors come reinforced with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 GMC Terrain—MSRP and Release Date
The standard Terrain sells for as little as $28,000, but the SLE2 and leather-clad SLT starts at $32,475. The Terrain Denali model with all-wheel-drive and other content will start at $35,000.
The 2019 GMC Terrain arrives at the auto showrooms in mid-2018. Therefore, a little patience is likely to pay you off.