GMC’s compact crossover is finally getting the new suit. This is the very first spy photo of what seems to be the all-new and completely redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain. The vehicle hasn’t the most desirable look so far, so the car manufacturer will have to pay most attention to the future design. Still, judging by the spy shot we got, the new generation is definitely getting a totally new and more modern exterior styling.
2018 GMC Terrain gets the aggressive look
Compared to thus far boxy and upright look that made the SUV pretty boring, the next generation Terrain will offer pretty aggressive styling that features sleek and dynamic lines with a wider front end. The crossover also gets lowered roofline and more slanting windshield, which additionally creates an impression of more athletic body. As for the exterior details, the 2018 model still hides it true “face”, but we believe that the car might share most of the details with the new generation Acadia. However, under the “cosmetics” part, the new Terrain will have completely new bones. Instead of thus far Lambada platform, the crossover will ride on the D2XX architecture. This underpinning will also support the new generation Chevrolet Equinox, so as far as we know, these two will have a lot in common. The biggest advantage of the chassis are lightweight, but more rigid materials, so yes, the 2018 GMC Terrain is getting lighter, stronger and fuel-efficient.
Speaking of the efficiency, the new compact crossover will get a couple of new engine options. There will be a base 2.5-liter unit with 197 horsepower, as well as the powerful 2.0-liter turbo, which delivers 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. There is a small possibility of getting the small 1.5-liter with around 160hp. In any case, the engines will be mated to the standard six-speed or optional and completely new nine-speed auto transmission.
Stay tuned for updates…