The 2021 GMC Terrain SUV has been caught testing and is heavily covered with camo. However, according to the spy photos, the upcoming compact crossover will be refreshed and it will represent new-generation. GMC Terrain is a great designed SUV that is a direct competitor to the models in the same class as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
Furthermore, the upcoming Terrain will come with some small refreshments that will include a new fascia and more standard features inside. Under the hood, GMC Terrain comes with two turbocharged gasoline engines.
2021 GMC Terrain Exterior Changes and Updates
As we already wrote, the new 2021 GMC Terrain is spied testing, and it will bring some refreshments. However, do not expect some significant changes, because this model will suffer a minor redesign. The spied images revealed redesigned front fascia and also a more stylish grille. Like before, we can see that manufacturer uses almost the same stylized headlights with LED accents.
On the back, LED taillights are used and bumper in the same body color. 17-inch alloy wheels are standard as before, while the upper trims get more attractive 18-inch wheels. Rear-pillar treatment remains, and it gives an impression of a floating roof.
From some reports, the 2021 GMC Terrain will get more standard features inside. Also, this model is trendy, and its cabin is more driver-oriented. The GMC Terrain include standard features like including keyless entry/ignition, leather-wrapped steering wheel, active noise cancellation, 7-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth phone and music streaming, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, four USB ports, and rear-seat reminder.
The SLE and SLT trims offer more updated features. So, both feature an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, power-adjustable/heated front seats, leather upholstery. Denali is the last trim. This model is one of the expensive. It includes Bose audio system, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, driver-side memory settings, navigation, 360-degree camera system and much more.
2021 GMC Terrain Powertrain Details
Under the hood, the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV will be offered with the same two powertrains as before. So, everything will be intact. The standard Sierra comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
The next engine is optional 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline. This engine provides a better output than the first one. It produces 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. 9-speed automatic transmission will be available with the gasoline model, while a 6-speed automatic is standard on diesel. The front-wheel-drive system also comes as standard, and all-wheel drive is optional like before.
Conclusion, Price and Release Date
The new 2021 GMC Terrain will debut in the middle of 2020. The upcoming model will get minor updates for the next year. Furthermore, this model will look stronger and attractive. Also, the manufacturer will add more standard features.
The base model is still affordable. It comes with a price of $27,000, including a destination charge. SLE trim that features more safety like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and parking sensors starts at $30,000. Denali trim is once more highlight of the offer. This trim starts at $40,000. Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5 are the models with similar prices. GMC`s flagship SUV will debut as the 2021 model sometime in 2020.