GMC will offer three new engines on the terrain for the 2018 model, with the a first on the model being the 1.6L turbo-diesel option. GMC will also offer a 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engines on the SUV that will be paired to the new nine-speed automatic transmission.
“GMC’s strong growth over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Terrain builds on that success, leveraging GMC’s proven premium SUV experience to shake up the largest vehicle segment, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”
GMC says the new Terrain will feature the driver-controllable Traction Select system to aid drivers in different driving conditions (something we recently tested on the 2017 Acadia, which optimizes throttle response to control wheel spin depending upon the terrain. The AWD models will include a FWD mode to disconnect the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy.
GMC will offer a Denali version of the Terrain, which will feature unique trim tint color, Denali-specific logos and piping on the front seats. The Denali will also feature a heated steering wheel, navigation, Bose premium 7-speaker sound system and a hands-free programmable power liftgate.
The 7- and 8-inch infotainment system offer compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while OnStar LTE 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability will allow the system to connect to up to seven mobile devices.
The new Terrain will also offer safety features that include Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Rear Seat Reminder warning.
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