The 2021 GMC Terrain Denali will have late availability, GM Authority has learned. The late availability includes both FWD and AWD models. Orders are not expected to open up until a few months into the model cycle, with arrival expected for the winter of 2020, or possibly early in the 2021 calendar year.
The GMC Terrain Denali is the range-topper in the Terrain trim level cadence, offering a greater range of available packages, such as the Denali Premium Package, a new addition for the 2020 model year that includes camera-based Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Parking Assist, HD Surround Vision, ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats.
The GMC Terrain Denali also comes standard with 19-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with premium Dark Gray painted accents, a Hands-Free power programmable liftgate, LED headlamps, six-way power front passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, and a Bose premium seven-speaker audio system.
Compared to the previous 2020 model year, the 2021 GMC Terrain will have very few changes. The second-generation GMC Terrain debuted for the 2018 model year, with a refresh originally expected to drop for the 2021 model year. However, due to complications resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, General Motors delayed the refresh, instead pushing it back to the 2022 model year.
As we exclusively covered in July, the 2021 GMC Terrain will drop the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine, leaving the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX engine as the only powerplant on offer across the board. The 1.5L LYX produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, and mates to the nine-speed automatic MNH transmission.
Further changes for the 2021 model year include the deletion of one exterior color, deletion of the Chrome Package, and a few other minor updates.
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