You may have noticed that compact crossovers are a major problem these days. After eight years of sale, GMC finally gets a new version of its smallest ute, the Ground, for 2018. And it can not happen a moment too soon. The 2018 GMC Terrain made its debut tonight on the eve of the Detroit Motor Show in 2017.
2018 Gmc Terrain Design
The design of the new Terrain is just as fresh and does a good job differentiating it from the associated equinox, with details reminiscent of the new GMC Acadia. The lighting elements are even more complex here, with LEDs used for daytime running lights and taillamps. GMC designers have given it the appearance of the floating roof, which makes it possible to succeed outside the strange placement of a badge at the base of the D-pillar. The grounds will again be available in SL, SLE, SLT and Garnets Denali, with its satin chrome grille, chrome accents and the monochrome paint scheme GMC uses on all its finishing models.
2018 Gmc Terrain Inside
The interior sees a material upgrade and a more thoughtful layout, with a new version of GM’s Electronic Gear Shift Selector using buttons and switches instead of a lever to open more Space on the center console. The front and rear models offer a traction selection system that will tune the change points and acceleration points for specific driving conditions via a button on the back of the console. On models equipped with all-wheel drive, a forward start mode disconnects the rear axle to improve fuel economy.
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On the front of the technology, all models get a 7.0-inch center display, with an 8.0-inch unit available. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features are included with both configurations, as well as the WiFi access point capabilities. A surround sound camera system, GM’s vibrating safety alert seat, forward collision alert, low-speed automatic braking and lane-guard assistance with the departure warning of Track alerts are newly available, joining the existing lane change alert with blind zone detection and rear security alert systems. Since many of these systems use radar and cameras to operate, it is somewhat surprising that Adaptive Speed Control is not on the list. We plan to find out why and report. GM’s rear seat recall systems and Teen Driver systems are also included.
2018 Gmc Terrain Engine
The only engine available at launch will be a 2.0-liter turbo producing 252 hp. Later, GMC will introduce the standard engine, a 170-liter 1.5-liter turbo, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 137 hp. Both gas models are equipped with a nine-speed automatic, while diesel does with a six-speed unit.
Release Date and Price
The price for the new 2018 GMC Terrain will start at a PDR price of $ 25,970  when it goes on sale this summer, GMC announced today.