The 2016 GMC Terrain will be released during 2015 as a 2016 model. Contrary to what we believed, and what was announced, the new model will not represent a new generation of the famous SUV, it will only be a carryover model. The reasons for such change in opinion are unknown at the moment, but the manufacturer did state that the new fully redesigned model will be released in 2018. Therefore, the 2016 Terrain will only be refreshed to keep the customers interested until the new generation arrives. It will however, bring some interesting changes, mostly on the exterior. The new model will feature new body colors which will not extend the current color palette, but they will actually replace the existing nuances. In addition, the new model will also feature some smaller adjustments on the exterior, while there are also rumors about the new interior design. Of course, it will not be drastic, but it may be interesting. Furthermore, the new 2016 Terrain will come with changed equipment packages which should also keep the buyers entertained until the new generation.
2016 GMC Terrain Novelties
The new 2016 GMC Terrain will bring only smaller changes and adjustments. To start with, the new model will no longer be offered in Atlantis Blue Metallic and Ashen Grey Metallic tones anymore. Instead, the company offers new and attractive shades, the Sapphire Blue Metallic and the Cypress Green Metallic. In addition, the new model will also feature a new black roof rack cross bars, which are not only convenient, but also they improve the model’s appearance. In addition, the 2016 Terrain will come with new equipment packages, called the Sun, Entertainment & Destination package and an OnStar 4G LTE system with a five-year plan. However, as you can see, all of the novelties look more like a marketing trick than actual improvements. Also, the new model will not feature the blind spot mirror, which will certainly be taken as a downside.
Redesigned Terrain Features
The 2018 GMC Terrain will, on the other hand, represent a fully redesigned, new generation of the popular SUV. The details about the design which will be implemented in its appearance are unknown at the time, but there are some leaks about the spec the new model will have. Reportedly, the 2018 Terrain will use a new D2XX platform which will reduce its total body weight significantly. This will have a positive impact on its performance and fuel economy. However, the platform will also cause a bit smaller body dimensions for the 2018 Terrain, but we do not think that will jeopardize the comfort inside. Also, the new model is said to come with a hybrid powertrain. However, all this information is unreliable at the time, so we should wait a bit more to find out just how amazing the new model will be.
2016 GMC Terrain Release & Price
The 2016 GMC Terrain will be released during 2015. As for the price, we do not expect it to vary much from the current figure, since all the changes on the new model are more cosmetic than essential. However, the exact price is yet to be announced. If they do increase the price more than necessary, buy another SUV.