According to the latest reports, Chevrolet’s Traverse won’t be the only new General Motors’ SUV at the upcoming 2017 Detroit Motor Show. The company will likely introduce the completely redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain as well. Although they haven’t said anything officially, the reports make sense because the current Terrain came as the all-new model in 2009, so it seems like a right moment for something new. Moreover, we saw several testing models in the past several months, which is a reason more to expect the all-new 2018 Terrain at the 2017 NAIAS.
The redesigned Terrain will ride on the new platform that will definitely share with the new generation Chevrolet Equinox. So-called D2XX will make GMC’s new generation crossover lighter and more rigid. It will also enable a number of new powertrain options. The 2018 GMC Terrain will reportedly offer 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. The vehicle may even get a 1.6-liter turbo diesel, which is really great. The base 1.5-liter turbo mill will be capable of delivering 164 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the topping model is getting the 2.0-liter unit with 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of twist. The engines will be paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission or optional nine-speed gearbox.
As for the styling changes, the new generation Terrain will likely feature a bit softer look. We are not so sure because we saw the completely camouflaged testing model. However, it appears that the crossover features floating rooflines and more aggressive front end styling. Of course, the carmaker will revamp the interior as well. We expect better quality materials and manufacturer’s latest technologies.
Stay tuned for updates.