New York 2015: 2016 GMC Terrain, Terrain Denali Debut

new york 2015 2016 gmc terrain terrain denali debut

The 2016 GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali made their debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the brand aiming to bolster its success in the compact SUV segment.

Both models feature new front and rear designs, power dome hoods, LED daytime running lamps, and a couple of new colors: White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tintcoat.

The overall Terrain range has been restructured to four trim levels — SL, SLE, SLT and Denali — with a number of features available depending on the trim chosen. The Denali model rides upon 19-inch aluminum wheels, and offers a smoother ride via dual-flow dampers exclusive to the model’s suspension system. The other models ride upon 18-inch aluminum wheels, and come with premium cloth or leather, and chrome accents for the higher end trims.

Power for the compact SUV comes from either a 2.4-liter direct-injection four or 3.6-liter V6, the latter putting out 301 horses and 272 lb-ft torque while also boosting trailering capability to 3,500 pounds. AWD is available for SLE, SLT and Denali models.

Other features include: GMC IntelliLink connected-vehicle system; programmable power liftgate; blind-zone alert; rear parking assist; forward collision alert; and MultiFlex sliding rear seat.

No pricing was announced at this time, but General Motors says the 2016 Terrain will hit the lot this fall.

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  • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Apr 01, 2015

    "Compact SUV"? The Jimmy was a compact SUV. This is a mid-size CUV.

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    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Apr 01, 2015

      @Kato Now that "SUV" has lost all meaning, I was more incensed that they called this a compact. Is the Malibu a compact? How about the Fusion?

  • APaGttH APaGttH on Apr 01, 2015

    Date line - Germany 1944! General Motors as part of the war effort introduces a new vehicle to fight the Hun! Codenamed Theta, these vehicles really prove a point to Jerry. Look at these smiling faces. These G.I.s sure do appreciate their new wheels as they roll through the winter terrain. Jerry may have the Routan, but these Thetas really....really....well they really stick to him! We'll keep building them until the troops come home - and the Thetas keep rollin' along...

  • FreedMike Alfa had its’ shot in this market, and it didn’t work out. Of course, based on Alfa’s horrid history of reliability record, scathing quality related reports like this one certainly didn’t help. Yes, the base models weren’t that bad, but this kind of atrocious press was the worst possible thing for a brand that got drummed out of this market over quality issues. Besides, Dodge is a LOT more viable in this market than Alfa Romeo. Let the Europeans have Alfas.
  • Dukeisduke That charging station in the picture looks like it's nailed to the back of an old utility pole and weather beaten chest of drawers. Lol, WTH?
  • Dukeisduke Corey, do you have links for some of those ads? I'd like to be able to zoom in on them.
  • Dukeisduke A free Model T Touring Car? Heck, I'd take one of those, even today. The ABC radio news ad has a few names I recognize - columnist Walter Winchell (he later narrated TV's "The Untouchables"), Drew Pearson, who was an accomplished journalist and writer, Dorothy Kilgallen, a columnist who later appeared on game shows in the '50s, like "What's My Line?", and Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons.
  • Dukeisduke The Hornet got plenty of hate on Instagram when Dodge announced it the other day, mainly from people who want Dodge to build nothing but Hemi-powered vehicles, in perpetuity.