First dropping into the GMC crossover lineup with a debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, the GMC Terrain nameplate is currently in its second generation. Slotting in below the GMC Acadia, the Terrain is the smallest GMC crossover on offer, and is framed as a mix of compact practicality, premium appointment, and head-turning style. Now, we’re getting a look at the Terrain in a new light courtesy of these fresh photos captured in the Middle East.
To note, the GMC Terrain pictured here is not the updated 2021 model year, which is slated to offer new styling features, new tech features, and a new AT4 off-roader variant, all with the nameplate’s upcoming mid-cycle refresh.
Nevertheless, seeing the 2020 GMC Terrain playing in this desert setting is pretty cool, with the compact crossover tearing up the dunes, exploring barren highways, and generally looking good against the stark landscape.
The 2020 GMC Terrain is offered in four trim levels, including SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali. Two turbocharged gas engine options are on offer, including the turbo 1.5L LYX inline four-cylinder, which produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, and the turbo 2.0L LTG inline four-cylinder, which produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both engines mate to a nine-speed automatic transmission, while FWD and AWD drivetrain configurations are both available.
Available active safety tech includes things like an HD Rear Vision Camera, Surround Vision, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Front Pedestrian Braking. A seven-inch infotainment screen is standard, while an eight-inch screen is optional. Luxury features like aluminum trim, soft-touch materials on the doors and instrument panel, and standard active noise cancellation keep it comfy in the cabin.
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