By SEMA Editors
The new GMC Terrain was caught while testing in the Rocky Mountains.
With the midsize Acadia largely occupying the space the current Terrain holds, GMC’s compact crossover (along with the similar Chevy Equinox) will become significantly more compact in order to compete head-on with the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, among others.
The Terrain continues with a blunter nose that is in line with GMC’s styling of late. It also appears that it will be more truck-like than the Equinox, and have a different greenhouse with less of a negative rake going back. The beltline seems to follow suit with the recently debuted Acadia, where it rises gradually toward the C-pillar. Unique LED strips up front also differentiate it from its platform sharing sibling.
Engines will more likely consist of the 2.5L four-cylinder in the Terrain, and possibly a turbo four or small V6.
Expect the new Terrain’s on-sale date by summer.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde