2018 GMC Terrain Premieres Brick-Like Styling And Diesel Engine Option

Jan 10, 2017 07:10 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

General Motors presented the 2018 GMC Terrain at the Detroit Auto Show this week. The new GMC Terrain premieres a new aesthetic brick-like styling that looks better and a size less massive than that of its predecessor. Its main mechanical novelty is the incorporation of a new diesel block.

The 2018 GMC Terrain now has a more dynamic image with more curved and fluidity than its predecessor's square design, with the clear intention of attracting consumers of compact SUVs. Due to its decrease in size, it will be repositioned and will compete against compact SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and the new Mazda CX-5.

The front of the 2018 GMC Terrain shows strong lines and a large octagonal central grille, but its features are very smooth and curved. The front optics show a curious design with daytime lights that form a C-shape, a design that has been repeated in the rear optics. One can find a chrome profile in the area of ​the bumper where an underlining of the roof line and the area of ​​the heels are located, according to CNET.

In the mechanical section, one can find the first surprise of the 2018 GMC Terrain. Previous reports have pointed to a higher range of mechanics like the Chevrolet Equinox, a model that shared a platform with the Terrain, however, it turns out that the three mechanical 4-cylinder will be made available, but will not exceed two liters.

It will have two petrol engines in its range: the 1.5 petrol liter has 172hp and 275 NM and the 2.0 petrol has 255hp. But one of the main attractions of the 2018 GMC Terrain is its diesel engine, according to DigitralTrends. For the first time, it will have a 1.6-liter turbodiesel 139 hp (137 hp) and 325 Nm of torque.

As for the equipment, the 2018 GMC Terrain gives a leap in technological advancement, including a connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in addition to a Wi-Fi access point. The infotainment system has a 7 or 8-inch screen and a Bose audio system that has 7 speakers. The safety equipment includes Advanced Collision Alert system, Low-Speed ​​Automatic Braking system, Lane Change Warning and Side Blind Spot Warning system.

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