The 2021 GMC Terrain is the fourth model year of the latest second-generation vehicle, arriving with just a few changes over the preceding 2020 model year vehicle. Now, according to sources familiar with GM’s go-to-market plans, GM Authority has learned that the latest 2021 GMC Terrain Denali is set to start production around the mid-March timeframe.
Last year, GM Authority reported that the 2021 GMC Terrain Denali would start production in February of 2021, with late availability for the range-topping trim following the latest model’s debut. Now, however, the production start date has been pushed back to mid-March.
Production will take place at the GM San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico.
The 2021 GMC Terrain Denali offers a variety of top-shelf features, including 19-inch Bright machined aluminum wheels with premium Dark Gray painted accents, LED headlamps, a heated steering wheel, premium Bose stereo system, and six-way programmable front passenger seat.
The 2021 GMC Terrain Denali also offers exclusively offers the Denali Premium package, which includes a number of Advanced Safety and Comfort features, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Parking Assist, heating and ventilation for the front seats, and heated rear outboard seats.
Following the discontinuation of the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, the 2021 GMC Terrain is now offered exclusively with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, which is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The more-powerful 2.0L unit was dropped as a result of low demand.
Rounding out the drivetrain is a nine-speed automatic transmission, with either FWD or AWD onboard to put the power to the ground.
The GMC Terrain was originally slated to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year. However, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, that refresh has been pushed back to the 2022 calendar year.