New York 2015: 2016 GMC Terrain, Terrain Denali Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
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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...

  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.
  • Lorenzo They may as well put a conventional key ignition in a steel box with a padlock. Anything electronic is more likely to lock out the owner than someone trying to steal the car.
  • Lorenzo Another misleading article. If they're giving away Chargers, people can drive that when they need longer range, and leave the EV for grocery runs and zipping around town. But they're not giving away Chargers, thy're giving away chargers. What a letdown. What good are chargers in California or Nashville when the power goes out?
  • Luke42 I'm only buying EVs from here on out (when I have the option), so whoever backs off on their EV plans loses a shot at my business.