The 2023 GMC Terrain arrives as the sixth model year for the latest second-gen crossover, introducing a few critical changes and updates as compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that one of these updates is a new engine.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 GMC Terrain will be equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine. Output from the LSD is rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The new turbocharged engine will replace the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine previously equipped by the 2022 GMC Terrain. Notably, output is similar between the two four-cylinder engines, with the LYX rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
As before, the 2023 GMC Terrain will once again utilize the GM 9-speed automatic transmission for cog swaps, the same transmission configuration equipped by the preceding 2022 GMC Terrain.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 GMC Terrain is set to enter production on August 22nd, 2022. Notably, production of the 2023 Chevy Equinox will also begin on August 22nd. GM is increasing production of the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain at the GM San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico following the end of production for the Chevy Onix at the facility. Although Chevy Onix production at the GM San Luis Potosi plant ended in May, the Onix will continue to be sold in Mexico with units imported from China.
The GMC Terrain was originally set to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was delayed until the 2022 model year. Updates compared to the 2021 model year include revisions to the exterior styling and new exterior paint options as well, with four exterior colors deleted – Blue Emerald Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, and Red Quartz Tintcoat.
What’s more, the 2022 GMC Terrain introduces small changes to the interior styling and materials, as well as all-new interior trims and the addition of the new Head-up Display feature for the SLT and AT4 trims.