Back in September of 2020, GM Authority reported that General Motors was planning on introducing the refreshed 2022 GMC Terrain with a new turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine option. Now, however, General Motors has changed its plans, and the refreshed Terrain will in fact not offer a new turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine option.
General Motors’ original plan was to offer the 2022 GMC Terrain with the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LSY gasoline engine. As GM Authority exclusively reported back in July of 2020, GM dropped the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gas engine from the 2021 Chevy Equinox and 2021 GMC Terrain engine lineup, leaving the 1.5 I4 LYX gasoline engine as the exclusive powerplant option. Thus, the new 2.0L I4 LSY would join the LYX in the lineup for the 2022 model year. Now, however, that is no longer the case.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine accounted for only 8 percent of total 2020 model year sales for the Terrain’s corporate cousin, the Chevy Equinox, suggesting that customers are more than satisfied with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX when it comes with GM’s crossover lineup.
For reference, the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX produces 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
The GMC Terrain was originally set for a model refresh for the 2021 model year. However, as a result of complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the GMC Terrain refresh was instead pushed back to the 2022 model year, which will arrive as the fifth model year of the latest second-generation vehicle.
Although the 2022 GMC Terrain will not offer a new turbo 2.0L I4 gasoline engine, it will offer revised styling for the front and rear end, as well as revisions to the interior styling, interior colors, and interior materials. Under the skin, the 2022 GMC Terrain will ride on the GM D2 platform. Production will take place at the GM San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico.