The 2021 GMC Terrain will bring a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE), also known as a refresh or facelift. The update will coincide with the fourth model year of the second-generation GMC Terrain, as the upcoming model looks to bring new exterior styling, as previewed by this camouflage-clad prototype model recently captured in a new set of spy photos.
On the list of aesthetic updates for the 2021 GMC Terrain will be a new design for the front and rear fascias, which will help bring the Terrain in line with the latest GMC styling language. The look should be similar to that of the recent 2020 GMC Acadia refresh, and will include a reshaped grille and lights. The particular model featured here seems to be the Denali trim trim, which in production form will sport a large chromed-out nose, per tradition.
There’s also a set of all-LED headlamps hiding underneath the mesh covers. Meanwhile, the cutout in the front camo is for a front-facing camera to power the HD Surround Camera system.
A set of intricate plus-sized wheels fill out the wheel wells nicely. Out back, the 2021 GMC Terrain will sport new C-shaped tail lamps.
The refresh might deliver some interior updates as well, though that’s unclear at this point.
For reference, the Denali is the range-topping trim level on the Terrain, and comes equipped with loads of standard equipment and some unique styling features on the exterior. As such, we expect the latest active safety gear for the 2021 GMC Terrain.
The 2021 GMC Terrain will continue to ride on the GM D2 vehicle platform, the same bones as the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze, third-generation Chevrolet Equinox, and first-generation Buick Envision. It’s also worth noting that along with the GMC Canyon and GMC Yukon, the Terrain is expected to receive a new AT4 variant by the 2021 calendar year, blessing the nameplate with the chops to go off the beaten path.