The GMC proudly introduces the reinvented 2018 GMC Terrain SUV, almost seven years down the line since the debut of the original Terrain. It is rumored that the new vehicle brings new levels of style and sophistication. Apparently, it will not only raise the Terrain SUV segment but also sets a new hallmark for the GMC as a brand.
As before, the next-gen Terrain is available in four distinct trims that include SL, SLE, SLT, and the top-of-the-range Denali. Each variant sports LED daytime running lights on the front fascia and LED taillights on the rear. GMC has also blended the stunning design, cutting-edge technology, premium appointments, and efficient powertrain into its compact SUV.
2018 GMC Terrain – Refreshed Design
The 2018 GMC Terrain exudes a bold, up-to-date exterior design that signals GMC’s imminent design language. The new SUV evolves its signature cues with sharper, tougher and more sculpted grille and lighting features.
The shape of the wind tunnel has been refined to achieve a distinctive profile that can cut through the air with absolute efficacy and quietness. Overall, the car’s external portfolio displays a striking design with functional beauty. Its stance expresses the finest confidence and optimism; for the maker has incorporated unique attention to detail that mirrors GMC as a premium brand.
The 2018 GMC Terrain conveys signature satin chrome and other body-color accents, such as chrome roof rails, side mirror caps, and body-side molding. Bi-functional HID headlamps come as standard on three trims including SL, SLE and SLT. However, the Terrain’s Denali trim is the only package that will get LED headlights. The SLE model receives 17-inch wheels while SL and SLT trim come equipped with 18-inch wheels.
The exterior design of the 2018 GMC Terrain incorporates its interior design cues to craft a cohesive look. We are likely to find a mix of premium materials, first-class comfort, bold styling and plenty of space inside the cabin. Terrain’s cabin highlights a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim and soft-touch materials that improve the driving experience. Furthermore, the inbound 2018 GMC Terrain model introduces a re-imagined center console comprising the latest Electronic Precision Shifter.
The all-new SUV has an intuitive button and switch-based transmission system with a sleek, compact design. The supposed system proves handy in freeing up some valuable space in the cabin. Inside the cabin is a hands-free power programmable lift-gate that makes loading cargo easier.
In the 2018 GMC Terrain, you can choose between two engine offerings and Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel-Drive. All base models (including the Denali) feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit with an output of 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. Another possible motor is a 3.6-liter V6 that spits out 301 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 272 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. The supposed engine will be featured under the hood of the SLE-2, SLT and Denali trims. Both engines get a six-speed automatic gearbox, and they can also come with AWD.
Price and Date of Arrival of the 2018 GMC Terrain
The updated GMC Terrain carries a starting sticker of $25,000 inclusive of destination charges. The SLE-1 trim sells at $28,000 while mid-level SLE-2 and leather-clad SLT versions are valued at $29,700 and $32,000 respectively.
The better-toned model that is Terrain Denali sells at $35,200, with All-Wheel Drive option adding around $1,750 on every iteration. Based on the unconfirmed report, the refreshed GMC Terrain goes on sale early next year.