The first image of the 2022 GMC Terrain Denali has leaked online, giving us a sneak peek of the upcoming premium compact crossover well ahead of its scheduled debut.
General Motors originally planned to introduce a mid-cycle refresh for the GMC Terrain for the 2021 model year, however various setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the automaker to delay the facelifted model’s arrival until the 2022 model year. For this reason, we had yet to get a look at the changes GM had in store for the 2022 GMC Terrain Denali – but this latest leak gives us an idea of what to expect.
The leaked image gives us a good look at the styling changes GMC applied to the front of the Terrain for 2022, which includes a larger reshaped grille, new C-shaped headlamps with different LED light signatures and a new alloy wheel design. The vehicle in the leaked image is a Terrain Denali model, so it also gets a unique chrome mesh grille and additional chrome trim to set it apart from other Terrain trim levels.
Speaking of trim levels, the 2022 GMC Terrain will introduce a new trim in the way of the AT4 (above), which until now was the only 2022 Terrain trim that we had photos of. The AT4 is set apart from other Terrain trims by its knobby tires and AT4 badging, among other off-road-oriented equipment. Several other GMC models are also now offered in AT4 guise, including the Canyon, Sierra, Acadia and Yukon.
The 2022 GMC Terrain will have two available gasoline engine choices. The base setup will consist of the turbocharged 1.5L LYX I4, which is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission. Customers who want a little more power at their disposal will be able to opt for the turbocharged 2.0L LTG I4 engine, which produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and pairs with a GM nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel-drive will come standard, with all-wheel-drive available at a premium.
Production of the 2022 GMC Terrain will occur at the GM San Luis Potosi factory, which is the same location the current pre-facelift model is built.
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