The second-generation Terrain made its public debut at the recent Detroit motor show. After 8 years and 700,000 units sold, GMC’s smallest crossover SUV comes completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. The upcoming Terrain benefits greatly from its all-new looks and GM’s D2XX architecture. Just like its predecessor, 2018 GMC Terrain shares its platform and majority of components with the Chevrolet Equinox. Expect it also to borrow the engine range and mechanical components from its Chevy sibling. According to company sources, the new model is slated to go on sale later in 2017.
2018 GMC Terrain Design and Features
As before, the latest iteration of this luxury SUV will be offered in SL, SLE, SLT, and range-topping Denali trims. In terms of styling, the 2018 GMC Terrain will once again come as a more aggressive version of the Equinox. Its recognizable boxy body now features a larger grille as well as a more sculpted rear end. The new Terrain also takes its cues from the 2018 GMC Acadia, blending in with the rest of the brand’s SUV lineup. Some of the features that make it unique include body-colored bumpers, chrome side-mirror caps and door handles. The top Denali trim offers 19-inch aluminum wheels, whereas base models get standard 17-inchers or optional 18-inch wheels.
A similar rugged theme can be seen in the interior as well. The Terrain’s new cabin boasts a more user-friendly character and more soft-touch surfaces. Despite its cabin shrinking in size slightly, it offers a virtually identical usable interior space as the previous model. Expect the 2018 GMC Terrain to feature a standard 7.0-inch or optional 8.0-inch central touchscreen. GM’s OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support are also part of standard equipment. Of course, the Terrain Denali adds high-end features such as leather upholstery, unique colors and accents, and Bose audio system.
The 2018 GMC Terrain specs will have three new turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains at its disposal. The gasoline-powered 1.5-liter delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0-liter gives 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. Both engines use a new 9-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. The most efficient engine option will be the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel that generates 137 horses and 240 lb-ft of twist. This unit comes with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Pricing and Competition
Pricing for the 2018 GMC Terrain is still unavailable but we expect details to surface very shortly. The all-new Terrain will compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.