Way ahead of official press days for the Detroit auto show, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has debuted its redesigned 2018 Terrain SUV, which showcases an interior and exterior updated appearance. This is the first time that the compact premium SUV is being redesigned since it was introduced in 2009, thus it presents a clear advancement in the direction of a more car-like crossover look. The 2018 Terrain goes on sale this summer and its design showcases aspect of GMC’s design going forward.
In appreciation of its dramatic looks and more advanced technology, vice president of global GMC sales and marketing, Duncan Aldred, poses, “Doesn’t it look amazing. It’s a great looking vehicle. The new Terrain offers a bold, new design that proudly announces its arrival.”
GMC’s sturdy expansion over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain
GMC has witnessed a successful trend over the past few decades, which Aldred partly attributes to all-new Terrain. Terrain Denali models recorded about 25% of the brand’s U.S. sales of 546,628 vehicles in 2016. Apparently, the Denali trim, which was launched in 2013, is very popular among GMC buyers. The sales are expected to grow even stronger given that the redesigned Terrain is hitting the market at a very opportune time. LMC’s prediction is that Terrain sales will grow to a point of reaching 120,000 to 125,000 a year.
Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive points out at the importance of the continued growth of for purposes of differentiation from the Equinox. GM’s head of global product development, Mark Reuss, who seems to echo these sentiments, says that it is edgy and professionally crafted, hence it going to take GMC to the next level.
GMC’s new electronic precision shift will accommodate new and upgraded safety technologies
GMC’s proven premium SUV is likely to shake up the largest vehicle segment given its functionality and engineering excellence. There will be three turbocharged engine choices; 1.5-liter, a 2-liter turbo gas engines, and a 1.5-liter turbodiesel. It is obvious that the 2.-liter turbo engine has stronger capabilities than its 1.5-liter counterpart.
Nonetheless, the Terrain comes with a normal driver-controlled traction select system, which provides different driving conditions. The new Terrain sheds about 465 pounds from the previous model. Other features include rear seat reminder a satin chrome grille along with body-color fascias, surround vision, and forward collision alert. Meanwhile, GMC’s stock closed at $35.99 a decline of $0.40 or 1.10%.
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