2023 GMC Terrain To Drop These Three Paint Colors7
Sliding in as the sixth model year for the current second-gen crossover nameplate, the 2023 GMC Terrain introduces a handful of changes compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. Among these is an updated exterior paint options list, with three exterior colors no longer available with the debut of the 2023 model year.
The three exterior colors set to be dropped from the GMC Terrain options list after the 2022 model year include (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Quicksilver Metallic (GAN)
- Hunter Metallic (GED)
- Cayenne Red Tintcoat (GSK)
To note, Quicksilver Metallic was previously available on all trim levels of the 2022 GMC Terrain, padding the bottom line by an extra $495. Cayenne Red Tintcoat was also available across the 2022 model-year lineup and was offered for an extra $645. Finally, Hunter Metallic was only offered for the Denali trim level and cost an extra $495. It’s also worth noting that both Cayenne Red Tintcoat and Hunter Metallic were new colors introduced for the 2022 model year.
Going forward, the 2023 GMC Terrain will replace these three outgoing colors with three new hues, specifically:
- Volcanic Red Tintcoat (GNT)
- Sterling Metallic (GXD)
- Deep Bronze Metallic (GXN)
Deep Bronze Metallic will only be available for the Denali trim level. What’s more, Desert Sand Metallic (paint code GTL), which was previously only available for the 2022 GMC Terrain AT4, is now available in conjunction with the 2023 GMC Terrain Elevation Edition package for SLE and SLT trim levels.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 GMC Terrain will also feature a new engine, specifically the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline unit, which will replace the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX previously equipped by the 2022 GMC Terrain. Output from the LSD is rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, matching that of the LYX.
The 2023 GMC Terrain will also be equipped with a new electro-hydraulic braking system, GM Authority has learned.
Under the skin, the 2023 GMC Terrain will continue to ride on the GM D2 platform. Production will kick off August 22nd, 2022 at the GM San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico. Production of the Terrain is set to increase following the end of production for the Chevy Onix at the San Luis Potosí facility.
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This is the third red paint for the GMC Terrain in 3 years.
Red Quartz Tintcoat – 2021
Cayenne Red Tintcoat – 2022
Volcanic Red Tintcoat – 2023
OK, I’m writing this now because I clearly have WAY too much time on my hands. We can get a preview of Volcanic Red Tintcoat right now, assuming PaintRef is correct. Volcanic Red will be called “Radiant Red” for Cadillac. It uses the same paint codes as Volcanic Red (GNT and GM code: WA170H). You can do this for the other colors. Sterling (GM Code WA130H) is called Argent Silver for Cadillac. Deep Bronze (WA135H) is Cadillac’s Harvest Bronze. You can see what these colors look like on a 2023 Escalade here:
Correction, Harvest Bronze is only for Chevy and GMC, not Cadillac. Sorry! But the other two colors can be seen.
ah yeah… we know,.. skip the greens, make all grey tons…
It’s better than Black, White, Grey. Black/ Black Interior- White/ Black Interior – Grey/ Black Interior.
The hunter metallic complimented the terrain it to bad you only get in the Denali trim we will see what 2023 will look like in the new colour that will replace hunter metallic!!Now only if gm would give us the 2.0 LSY engine in the terrain or something equivalent to that ( not the 1.5 underpowered engine) specially in Denali trim considering prices are going up for the 2023 model year!
Why delete quicksilver metallic when it’s the second most popular colour?
BTW, I had a 2018 Terrain 1.5L and now have a 2022 Terrain 1.5L. While the car is no rocket, it’s got plenty of power to get the job done very well. I have absolutely no complaints.