There are some SUVs that almost never going off-road even though it has a 4WD or AWD drivetrain. And GMC Terrain which ‘lives’ in compact SUV segment is one of them. At this year’s North America International Auto Show (NAIAS), the American automaker introduced the second generation of Terrain.
Compared to its predecessor, the new GMC Terrain is less-boxy. The compact SUV comes up with curvy exterior design. At the front, we can see pair of headlights with unique design featuring C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights. You won’t see the rectangular grille anymore, because GMC’s designers replaces it with trapezoidal form. If you bought Terrain Denali, you will get different grille with more chrome accent. And if you choose SL, SLE, or SLT variant you only get grille with three horizontal lines and less chrome accent.
From side, you will see that the latest Terrain has a trending design, floating D-pillar. And at the rear, there are C-shaped LED taillights and dual-exhaust. The difference among Denali and other variants is chrome accent in the rear bumper.
The interior features authentic aluminum trim, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and door trim, and active noise cancellation promising your journey is quite. Standard equipments are 7- and 8-inch infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and WiFi hotspot. For Denali variant buyer, you will get a heated steering wheel, navigation, 7-speaker from Bose, a hands-free programmable power liftgate. Interestingly, you won’t the automatic gearshift because GMC gives Electronic Precision Shift selection, thanks Lincoln which has become a trendsetter.
And for the safety features there are new 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 Safety Alert Seat.
GMC offers three engines for New Terrain, petrol engines and a diesel. For gasoline, you can choose 1.5 liter turbocharged producing 170 hp, and 2.0 liter turbocharged delivers 252 hp. And for a diesel, buyer will only get 1.6 liter turbo producing 137 hp. All the engines are mated to 9-speed automatic gearbox.
2018 GMC Terrain will go on sale this summer.
Text: Andhika Pradityo