Even though GMC made a fuss over their Terrain Denali, with its new 3.6L V6, this past week, the hot ticket seems to be the 4-cylinder Terrain, along with its Chevrolet stablemate, the Chevrolet Equinox.
GM confirmed that they have placed ”temporary order limits” on the 2.4L 4-cylinder models. Supplies have been low, and while they typically account for most of the crossover model’s sales, higher gas prices have only increased demand for them. In 2011, the 4-cylinder models made up 87 percent of sales. That number has fallen to 79 percent last month.
A rebate of $1,000 on V6 models is being offered, but one dealer told Automotive News that he was required to take three V6 models on his last Equinox allocations. GM said that the 4-cylinder supply is affected by a supplier issue that does not affect the engine itself. The 2.4L Ecotec engine makes 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque while returning 32 mpg on the highway.