GM has several SUVs and crossovers in its arsenal but the field remains an unconditional and popular competitor. The model that has seen steady sales and growing popularity since its debut get a refurbishment for 2018. The changes, both in the exterior styling and the technology used inside will help the car to face steep competition in Its sector. The car comes in 5 trim levels – SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT, as well as Denali.
2018 GMC Terrain Denali- Body Changes
An SUV has to shrink to fit this emerging crossover segment, and this GMC Terrain 2018 has shrunk as is evident from the spy shots. This car is also rumored to be lighter than 200 pounds with the use of aluminum body composite chassis.
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The design will be strongly influenced by the Sierra and Acadia 2016 models. The front fascia will be similar to that of Acadia which will be strongly accentuated by the dynamic design DNA of the Sierra. This car will definitely be sharper and sport than the quintessential crossover kinetic position.
2018 GMC Terrain Denali Inside
American pick-up giant manufacturers seek to improve on the luxury and infotainment quotients of previous models. A 5 seater by design, this new model will follow the suit of previous ones with their second row of sliding seats. Cabin space should be among the best in its class.
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Infotainment-wise, 2018 GMC Terrain is rumored to make the best of GM’s expertise in it. Features such as Apple CarPlay, Google Auto Integration and GMC Interlink can be available from entry-level versions. The best class of upholstery is expected although no specific has been made public by GMC.
2018 GMC Terrain Engine
To improve the performance of the upcoming crossover, the engineers had to tune the existing powertrain, as this is not an option. As in the previous SUV, 2018 GMC Terrain gets 3.6 VVT V6-V6 as a power source. We assume, this time, it will be a few steps closer to delivering 200 hp. The torque is about 250 lb-ft. This power is sent by the 6-speed transmission to the front wheels by default, or all wheels if that is the buyer’s choice. Like other medium sized crossovers, the new terrain sprints to 60 mph in about 7 seconds. The US-based company recently introduced the Fuel-Saving Eco Mode system for better fuel economy. For better performance, the ground clearance is increased, which improves stability and maneuverability.
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Price, Launch Date and Competitors
The 2018 GMC Terrain price starts at $ 24,070 and the Denali trim is priced at $ 35,000. According to customizations, this can go further. The 2018 GMC Terrain will be put on sale at the end of 2017. Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson are some competitors in the upcoming market.