Just yesterday, we covered the AT4 “Family Photo” that GMC released to show off the automaker’s updated off-roader lineup. The photo also included a look at the front end of the new 2021 GMC Terrain in full AT4 spec, giving us a preview of the upcoming Terrain refresh with regard to front end styling.
This isn’t he first time we’ve seen the refreshed 2021 GMC Terrain. We previously caught the compact crossover testing in heavy camouflage, but the recent AT4 “Family Photo” gives us a much clearer view of what the Terrain will look like when it finally drops cover.
The restyled front end includes a reshaped grille, which comes with tab-like sections along the lower outer edges, a design cue that’s also found in the 2019 GMC Sierra and 2020 GMC Acadia. The C-shaped LED headlamps are also new, drawing down furthers towards the lower bumper. The lower bumper section now comes with U-shaped trim under corner-mounted fog lamps.
Unfortunately, we can’t see the rear end of the 2021 GMC Terrain refresh, given the angle of the photo, but we expect reshaped tail lamps as well.
Further changes will include new infotainment and technology features, such as the addition of the GM Rear Camera Mirror. What’s more, we previously spotted the 2021 GMC Terrain with a quad rear exhaust treatment, which would suggest a high-performance model is coming down the pipe.
In terms of mechanicals, the standard 2021 GMC Terrain is expected to come equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY inline four-cylinder gas engine, which will arrive as a replacement for the outgoing model’s turbocharged 2.0L LTG inline four-cylinder. What’s more, the current six-speed automatic transmission may get tossed in favor of the new GM nine-speed automatic when mated to the 1.6L LH7 inline four-cylinder turbodiesel.
Expect further details when the 2021 GMC Terrain refresh debuts sometime early this year.