2016 GMC Terrain Release Date, Reviews, Specs, Price – General Motors recently announced a host of improvements we should expect from its popular mid-size crossover weeks before the official launch during the 2015 New York Motor Show. The unveiling will depict a mid-level refresh of the Terrain that will adorn the new vehicle with visual updates on both its interior and exterior layout.
The refreshments are part of the company’s strategy meant to boost the sales of the vehicle, and don’t get me wrong – their sales are not sacking, the company says that the crossover achieved an enormous sales feat last year in 2014 selling a whopping 105, 016 units in total globally.
The trim levels of the previous vehicle will be carried over to the new model, however the SLE trim will further break down into SLE 1 and SLE 2 trim levels, thereby giving customers more choices to suit their preferences.
Specs & Trims – 2016 GMC Terrain
The upcoming new GMC Terrain, as already mentioned, is set to make a debut during the 2015 New York International Auto Show later this year. The new vehicle will gain some few extra tweaks in its exterior and will continue making available its four trim levels, along with the upmarket Denali model.
As for the powertrain, the options will remain unchanged and will include the 1.4L, 2.4L and the top of the range 3.6L engine displacement capacities. The FWD will remain standard, while the AWD system will be available in all the trims apart from the SL trim model.
Another interesting thing to look forward to in the new Terrain are the safety aids, which will be expanded in all the trim models, with rear cross traffic alert and blind-zone alert now optional in the SLT and SLE models.
Despite the mechanical correlation with the Chevy Equinox – which, by the way, has also been refreshed – the Terrain is a more upscale crossover, exclusively in the chrome-clad Denali variant, which comes with exclusive exterior and interior. Additionally, the Denali trim models will continue to come fitted with dual-flow dampers as the standard equipment.
The entire model line-up will now consists of the already mentioned Denali model. They include; SL, SLT, SLE and the obvious Denali model. The following 2016 GMC Terrain reviews will inform you of the latest take, the industry pundits have about the Terrain.
Exterior – GMC Terrain 2016
Exterior changes which are going to be conspicuous on the new vehicle include the chrome-accented grilles in the SLT, SLE, and the Denali trims, a power dome hood design, LED daytime running lights on higher trim models, and a restyled front and rear fascia adorned in chrome details.
There will also be 18” and 19” wheels designs which will be added but will essentially depend on the trim model so chosen. There will also be two additional colours which will include the Crimson Red Tintcoat and the White Frost Tricoat which will be a first in the new Terrain.
2016 GMC Terrain Interior Design
Interior wise, the new Terrain will new add-ons which will include a new upholstery choice, such as the Two-tone light titanium and black leather for the Denali and Saddle Up leather in the SLT trim level, a storage shelf in the centre stack, a new instrument panel.
As for the SLE and SL, cloth upholstery will come in as standard. The SLT trim will now feature an 8-way power adjustable passenger seat, and a chrome-trimmed transmission shifter system to all the models.
The popular GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system will also remain available and will be upgraded to 4G LTE connection for an extra cost.
Engine Specs – 2016 GMC Terrain
Under the hood of the new vehicle will remain unchanged. That said, customers should expect the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder or the 3.6L V6 engine options. Both engines come with variable valve timing and direct fuel injection for added efficiency and enhanced power production.
The 2.4L engine is capable of yielding up to 182 hp and 172 pounds of torque, while the V6 offers a decent 301 hp and 272 pounds of torque. All the engines will come mated to a 6-speed transmission system.
Irrespective of the engine choice, buyers can either opt for the standard FWD or the optional all-wheel-drive system. For terrains with the AWD system will be able to send power to the FWD system most of the time unless traction becomes an issue.
The 4-cylinder engine will have a fuel economy rated at 22/32 mpg in the city/highway (FWD), while the all-wheel-drive will have 20/29/23 in the city/highway/combined.
Price & Release Date – 2016 GMC Terrain
General Motors is yet to announce the price of the new vehicle, however, we expect the price tag to remain unchanged and should start at around $24,995.
The release date has not been announced yet but we expect it to go for sale before the fall of this year.