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.