After a one-year-long delay due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the GMC Terrain will be receiving a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the 2022 model year. Besides revised looks and new features, the refresh includes the removal of the base SL trim level, leaving SLE as the most affordable model of the second-generation compact crossover.
|Model||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|2018-2021 GMC Terrain||SL||SLE||SLT||Denali|
|2022 GMC Terrain||SLE||SLT||AT4||Denali|
However, the 2022 GMC Terrain will still be available, as now, with four trim levels, due to the introduction of AT4. As anyone familiar with recent GMC trim level naming practice will be aware, AT4 denotes the most off-road-oriented vehicle in the range. The Terrain AT4 achieves this through an available front steel skid plate and the fitment of off-road tires. All-wheel-drive is the only available drivetrain option.
The AT4 will be positioned second from the top of the 2022 GMC Terrain line-up, above SLT and below the range-topping Denali. SLE is expected to be the most popular trim level, accounting for half of all sales, with SLT second on 20 percent and AT4 and Denali making up the remaining 15 percent each.
In addition to the revised trim level structure, the 2022 Terrain will feature new exterior styling at the front and rear, along with minor updates to the interior. An engine auto stop-start defeat switch and Head Up Display (HUD) feature will be available for the first time.
As with the 2021 GMC Terrain, the only engine offered will be the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline unit, which produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque and is paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. For the second model year in a row, there will be no 2.0-liter engine.