GMC has revealed its all-new 2018 Terrain mid-size SUV at the Detroit Motor show today. Said to offer more refinement and versatility than before, the new Terrain also comes packed with a host of advanced tech features. Debuting with three all-new turbocharged engine options, it also introduces a new nine-speed automatic transmission, the first such in a GMC vehicle.
With 700,000 units sold in the US market alone since the model was introduced in 2009, it’s one of GMC’s best sellers. “GMC’s strong growth over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of global GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Terrain builds on that success, leveraging GMC’s proven premium SUV experience to shake up the largest vehicle segment, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”
The new exterior styling apparently previews the design language that will be seen in future models from GMC, featuring sharper and more chiseled elements. Even the interior boasts a distinctively more upmarket look than before, with real aluminium trim, soft-touch materials and a new design. The top-spec Denali comes with additional features including a heated steering wheel, navigation, Bose seven-speaker sound system and a hands-free programmable power liftgate.
The range of three all-new turbocharged engines include an all-new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, apart from 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre petrol options, both turbocharged.
An array of hi-tech features have also been incorporated into the Terrain, including Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Safety Alert Seat among others.
The 2018 Terrain goes on sale later this year in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models.