DETROIT: GMC‘s all new, 2018 Terrain CUV had its world premiere before a packed crowd Sunday evening prior to the start of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
To give readers an idea of how important the CUV segment has become, the Terrain will offers a choice of two turbo gasoline engines plus a turbo diesel. There are also two nine-speed automatic transmissions mated to the gasoline engines which is a first for GMC.
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There will be four trim levels available – SL, SLE, SLT and the range-topping Denali when it goes on sale this summer.
The exterior points to the next stage in GMC’s design language with sharper lines and sculpted grille and front lights.
The Denali goes all out with signature chrome grille along with model-specific accents including body-color fascias and lower trim, plus chrome roof rails, door handles, side mirror caps and body-side molding. Standard are LED headlamps and 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels.
Also standard is GMC’s Traction Select system that allows the driver to change the dynamics of the Terrain to match conditions.
AWD models include a FWD mode that disconnects the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy while the AWD mode offers all the benefits of an active AWD system.
Terrain features a fold flat front passenger seat and rear flat folding seats to accommodate longer cargo items. New are under floor compartments for more secure storage
Terrain comes with a seven- or available eight-inch-diagonal touchscreen infotainment systems that are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Standard is GM’s OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data plan purchase required after limited trial period) that can accommodate up to seven mobile devices.
The Terrain can also be remotely monitored with the industry-leading myGMC mobile app via their compatible smartphones.