2018 GMC Terrain crossover revealed at Detroit
GMC has revealed their all-new 2018 Terrain crossover at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Built on GMC’s D2XX platform, the 2018 Terrain resembles the bigger Acadia in many ways, but GMC has done quite a bit of work to keep the brothers differentiated visually.
The boomerang-styled headlights flank the massive chrome grille at the front (with even more chrome on the range-topping Denali trim). The tail lights reflect the same design language while the thoughtful placement of glass area gives the car a floating-roof effect. The 2018 terrain can be had in four trim levels, namely SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali.
The 2018 GMC Terrain has laid off its previous naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine to make way for an all-turbo line-up. The new petrol-engine portfolio includes a 1.5-litre inline-4 turbo good for 170 hp and 275 Nm, and a bigger 2.0-litre turbo which churns out 252 hp and 355 Nm. Buyers can also opt for a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel which produces a healthy 137 hp and 325 Nm. The diesel can be mated with a 6-speed auto while the petrols are paired with a 9-speed unit.
Inside, the Terrain features a new dashboard design that accommodates a 7.0-inch display for the infotainment system (an 8.0-inch display is also available). The infotainment system also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two requisites for a modern-day car multimedia system.
GM’s “Electronic Precision Shift” gear system has ditched a selector lever for some buttons that helped in making the centre console clutter-free, although no one can agree on whether reinventing the shifter is a good thing.
Surround camera system, forward-collision alert, GM’s vibrating safety-alert seat, low-speed forward automatic braking, and lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning are a few of the safety systems that are available in the new Terrain along with the lane-change alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems that exist in the outgoing model.
The 2018 GMC Terrain will go on sale in this summer in the United States, and probably by the end of the year in the UAE and other GCC countries. Prices will be announced closer to its launch.
Keep track of prices and updates in the GMC buyer guide.