When it comes to GMC models, most people think that they are quite old models. However, some GMC models are actually quite new and don’t have much history behind them. An example of such model is the GMC Terrain. In fact, the 2018 GMC Terrain will just be the second iteration of this model.
There were some weak points of the previous generation of this model. Although overall it was a good design, it had some drawbacks regarding a bit excessive weight and less comfortable and technologically advanced interior. All these issues should be addressed in 2018 model.
2018 GMC Terrain Exterior Design
2018 model is expected to be smaller as compared to its predecessor; it is going to be. There will surely be certain design changes over the previous model. This upcoming model will lose its toaster shaped appearance for a sleeker appearance with a lower roofline. Apart from being smaller, this new model will also be smoother shaped and lighter. With such changes, everything around the exterior will also evolve. For instance, front grille should also change to have a reduced size. 2018 GMC Terrain will be based on the same global platform that used by Chevy Cruze.
Interior of 2018 model should get several features, including updated infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, audio system, USB connectivity, aux input jack, OnStar 4G LTE, six-speaker sound system, Wi-Fi hotspot and Sirius Satellite Radio. Several safety features will also be on offer, such as daytime running lights, stability control system with traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, rear vision camera, rear child security, door locks, etc.
Engine Specification and Performance of 2018 GMC Terrain
Ford’s 2018 Terrain is expected to offer two engine options. A 2.4-liter inline-4 petrol engine serves as the primary engine, and it is capable of generating 182 hp @ 6700 rpm along with a peak torque of 172 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm. This engine features direct-injected fuel delivery system.
The valvetrain specs are four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing, and dual overhead camshafts. Over the non-direct injected variant of this engine, the use of direct injection technology is responsible for 11% improvement of power and 20% improvement in torque.
A 3.6-liter V6 serves as the second engine option of 2018 GMC Terrain, capable of generating 301 hp @ 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 272 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm. Variable valve timing, electronic throttle control, belt alternator starter, modular balance shaft system, 2-stage variable displacement oil pump, 2-stage thermostat, electronic bypass valve and dual-scroll turbocharger are the features of this engine. It has a compression ratio of 9:5:1.
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2018 GMC Terrain Price and Release Date
The 2018 GMC Terrain should arrive mid to early 2017, with a starting price of nearly $25,000 for its base model. This price could go up to approximately $35,000 for the most expensive trim level.