This mid-size luxury SUV originally came in 2009, as a replacement for Pontiac Torrent. The first generation is still under production and it will be for some time more. Company firstly planned to introduce next-generation model in 2016, but that won’t happen. Launch of new model is prolonged probably to 2018, while 2016 GMC Terrain will come only as refreshed model. Most of the changes will be visual, while the mechanical stuff will remain pretty much unchanged. New model will come with some new color options, some new features inside and it will also get some brand-new equipment packages.
2016 GMC Terrain changes
The 2016 GMC Terrain will come some changes in order to be interesting for potential buyers until second-generation come in 2018. However, those changes won’t be so crucial. We can say that some of the changes like all-new equipment packages are nothing more than marketing techniques. Visually, 2016 Terrain will remain pretty much the same as last-year model. With new model you won’t get more than some new colors and similar tweaks. When it is about mechanical part of the vehicle, things remain completely unchanged. This vehicle has pretty much the same characteristics as its cousin Chevrolet Equinox. Except bodywork and standard features equipment, other stuff is pretty much identical.
2016 GMC Terrain engines
Just like current model, 2016 GMC Terrain will have two engines in offer. The base one is 2.4 liter 4-cylinder EcoTech engine, which outputs 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of max torque. There is also a V6 variant. It is a 3.6 liter High Feature LFX engine which has maximum output of 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of twist. The 2016 Terrain will also keep the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Estimated mileage is 22 in city and 32mpg on highway for 4-cylinder version, while model with V6 engine makes 16 in city and 23mpg in highway drive.
2016 GMC Terrain release date and price
This luxury mid-size SUV is expected to come in late 2015. According to some speculations, it is expected that 2016 GMC Terrain will come slightly different price. Base model is expected to cost around 37.000 dollars.
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