The GMC Terrain nameplate got its big debut for the 2010 model year, with the second-generation crossover debuting for the 2018 model year. Now, there’s a third-gen model on the horizon, set to debut with the arrival of the 2025 GMC Terrain. As such, GM Authority is laying out everything we know and expect from the next-gen 2025 GMC Terrain with the following breakdown.
From the off, the 2025 GMC Terrain will offer better execution of the Terrain AT4 off-road trim level, with improvements to off-road performance and a more rugged appearance, including General Grabber AT tires. The lineup may also see the addition of a new Elevation trim level.
The 2025 GMC Terrain will once again offer a five-door compact crossover body style, while the overall size and footprint will be roughly the same as that of the current-gen model. However, the new Terrain will also introduce completely revamped exterior styling, with a more expressive design and upright shape compared to the current model. GM President Mark Reuss says the look is very truck-like in appearance.
Highlights will likely include a more prominent execution of GMC’s C-shaped headlights, mirrored with C-shaped taillights in back, plus a dual exhaust treatment. Expect new wheel designs as well, with a more-expressive look for AT4 models and the potential Elevation.
Moving inside, the 2025 GMC Terrain will feature an all-new interior with improved ergonomics and more usable space. Highlights will include a new infotainment system with a larger screen and a new gauge cluster, plus a fully digital cluster offered higher in the trim level lineup.
A new steering wheel, new colors, new materials, and improved safety tech are also in store, plus possibly the GM Super Cruise system.
Motivation will be sourced from a new small-displacement turbocharged engine, which will mate to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be offered to put the power down.
Under the skin, the 2025 GMC Terrain will ride on the D2-2 architecture, which is essentially an updated variant of the GM D2 platform that underpins the current model. The GM Global B electronic architecture will power the latest tech features.
The 2025 GMC Terrain will be sold in North America, the Middle East, and South Korea.
Production is expected to take place at the GM San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico. Production will likely kick off halfway through the 2024 calendar year, with the first units arriving either late in 2024 or early in 2025.
For the moment, we have not seen the 2025 GMC Terrain undergoing testing.