The second-generation of GMC’s smallest model debuted at the 2017 North American Auto Show. The new from the ground up, 2018 Terrain comes in SL, SLE, SLT and range-topping Denali trim. Smaller but greater in all aspects the new GMC Ground will go against the other small crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Vehicle Cherokee. The top-end version of this model, 2018 GMC Ground Denali can get unique outside and interior treatment while will even offer the top-notch technology and convenience features.
WHAT’S NEW ON THE NEW-GEN TERRAIN?
The new technology Ground comes as the all-new model from the ground up. It rests on the new platform, functions new outside and interior while also offers the new range of turbocharged engine options including the fuel-efficient diesel engine. The new edition also benefits from the newest technology and security features.
2018 GMC TERRAIN DENALI: DESIGN
The new iteration of the 2018 GMC Ground tours on the GM’s D2XX platform which also underpins the redesigned Equinox. The new model measures 5 inches less from the bumper-to-bumper while their wheelbase is also smaller.
The styling of the new Ground meets with GM’s newest design approach and model’s shape is much like on the larger Acadia. The new edition, however, functions larger grille and new headlights with the C-shaped LED accent lights. The rear part of the model also offers C-shaped taillights and more sculpted design.
As for the Denali trim, these models have typical LED headlights and silk opera grille between them. This premium edition also tours on the 19-inch bright combination wheels. Other facts unique that trim from others is more opera which can be seen on the door grips, roof rails, mirror lids and part moldings.
INTERIOR, TECH AND SAFETY:
Inside the Terrain is the mix of the great style, premium materials, and top-class comfort. The Denali trim brings the leather upholstery and special trim accents. The front seats feature contrasting sewing and have heat and ventilating functions while the rear chairs also have the heating feature.
The max freight place of the model is 63.3 cu ft while behind the rear chairs it has 29.6 cu ft.
On the tech entrance, the Terrain Denali benefits from the latest, easy-to-use infotainment system with the Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility. The center touchscreen has 8-inches in diagonal and the familiar interface.
The safety equipment is also improved with newest driver active aids. Accessible in the new Ground is going to be minimal rate ahead automatic braking, lane hold assist, lane departure caution, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a surround view cameras, etc.
2018 GMC TERRAIN DENALI: POWERTRAINS
The newest Terrains is going to be accessible with the trio of the turbocharged engines including the diesel-powered unit. The same engines powers the latest Equinox.
The base engine that may power the front-drive models will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. It may produce 170 hp and torque of 203 pound-feet.
The 2018 GMC Ground Denali may, however, get the more strong 2.0-liter turbo-4. This engine can deliver 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission works in the combination with this engine and all-wheel drive.
For the first time, the Terrain may also be accessible with the 1.6-liter turbodiesel which can also be discovered in the new Equinox and Cruze models. This engine will come with the 6-speed automatic transmission and should create around 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
The fuel economy is expected to be around 30 mpg highway with the petrol engine. Around 40 mpg highway is going to be with the diesel burner.
2018 GMC TERRAIN DENALI: PRICE, AVAILABILITY
The 2018 GMC Ground Denali will go for sale that summer. The price of the new Terrains may start in mid-20,000 while the Denali models will charge around $40k.