The 2022 GMC Terrain compact crossover was officially unveiled in late March of this year. Now, GM Authority can reveal what proportion of U.S. buyers General Motors expects to choose each trim level.
Internal sales projection documents seen by GM Authority show that GM expects the most popular trim level to be SLE. The trim is predicted to account for half of all GMC Terrain sales. The remaining 50 percent will be divided among SLT, AT4 and Denali, with SLT at 20 percent, and Denali and AT4 at 15 percent each.
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Denali is the best-equipped and therefore most expensive trim level, while AT4 is new for the 2022 model year, joining the lineup as a ruggedized model variant. As GM Authority revealed a few days ago, AT4 will also be available only with all-wheel-drive, and not with the front-wheel-drive found elsewhere in the 2022 GMC Terrain range.
GM also expects that 40 percent of SLE and SLT buyers will choose the optional Elevation Edition Package. If it remains the same as it is for the 2021 GMC Terrain, it will include the following equipment:
- 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels
- Black GMC center caps with black GMC lettering
- Darkened front grille
- Black roof side rails
- Black mirror caps
- Black model and trim exterior badging
- Black exterior accents
- Roof-mounted side rails (SLE only)
As evidenced by the list, the Elevation Edition Package allows customers to follow the current trend of blacking out the exterior of the vehicle. The 19-inch wheels replace the standard 17-inch Silver aluminum wheels on the SLE and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with Dark Gray painted accents on the SLT.
In the case of the 2021 Terrain, the Elevation Edition Package costs $795 on the SLT. The price is $200 higher on the SLE at $995, due to the greater wheel upgrade and the addition of roof-mounted side rails.
The GMC Terrain was due to receive a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) for the 2021 model year, but as with many other GM models this was pushed back to 2022 due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the introduction of the new AT4 trim level, the changes to the refreshed 2022 GMC Terrain include revised, sharper styling, a new Head Up Display (HUD) feature and an engine auto stop-start defeat switch.
The only engine available for the vehicle is the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline motor, which produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.