The all-new, 2018 GMC Terrain crossover will have a base MSRP of $25,970 when it arrives at showrooms this summer, it’s just been announced. This is the CUV’s first ground-up redesign since it first went on sale for the 2010 model year.
The new GMC Terrain will ship with a brand-new turbocharged, 1.5-liter inline-4 (code-LYX) with a peak output rating of 170 horsepower, paired with a new 9-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Ford for FWD-based applications. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel (LH7) with a 6-speed automatic will be available as an option on SLE and SLT trim models. Gone from the roster are the outgoing model’s naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter and 3.6-liter gasoline engines, but naturally, the availability of all-wheel drive remains.
Other selling points of GMC’s redesigned Terrain include a standard, driver-controlled Traction Select system, distinctive LED daytime running lamps and taillights, and keyless entry and start. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is baked into the Terrain’s IntelliLink infotainment system, and an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard.
“Terrain helped define the premium compact SUV segment and the all-new 2018 model elevates it with a stronger roster of standard and available features,” says GMC Global Vice President Duncan Aldred. “GMC’s proven SUV experience makes it a more compelling choice than ever, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”