The GMC Terrain was first introduced for the 2010 model year, however 2014 was the model’s best sales year ever, with General Motors moving 105,016 examples of the mid-size crossover. GMC is now looking to continue the success of the nameplate for a little while longer, rolling out a freshened 2016 Terrain ahead of the New York International Auto Show.
The biggest changes on the 2016 Terrain are the redesigned front and rear fascias. Both the front and rear now feature lower C-Shaped chrome elements, which GMC says accentuates the Terrain’s wide stance. There’s also a new chrome-accented chrome grille design for SLE and SLT versions, while Denali models will receive a specific tri-segmented grille. Other new features include a ‘power dome’ hood design and lower LED daytime running lamps on uplevel models.
Inside, GMC has redesigned the center stack with updated control graphics and a new storage compartment just below the infotainment screen, along with a chrome-trimmed gear selector. SL and SLE models will now boast standard premiuim cloth fabric, while a new ‘Saddle Up’ leather option will be available on range-topping SLT models. Denali Terrains will also offer a new Light Titanium/Jet Black interior color combo.
New safety features have also been added to the Terrain’s options list for the 2016 model year. GM’s Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems will be available on mid-range SLE and SLT models for the first time and will still be offered on Denali models. There’s also a new 18-inch wheel design for standard models and 19-inch wheels for Denalis.
“Terrain is a popular choice in the growing compact SUV segment, introducing drivers to GMC’s professional grade design and features,” GMC sales and marketing VP Duncan Aldred said in a statement. “The changes for 2016 provide consumers with even more reasons to consider Terrain as it continues to be a smart choice for customers seeking versatility, style and technology.”
GMC says the 2016 Terrain will go on sale this fall. Pricing has yet to be announced.