Following the updates of Chevy Equinox is the 2021 GMC Terrain. Some spy shots have been spread all over the internet, showing the new Terrain in a camouflage. This means that the automaker would come up with the new Terrain soon.
General Motors was shown testing its GMC crossover within its Milford Proving Grounds. As we know, previously Equinox was spied when it was tested as well. Just like the new Equinox, the forthcoming Terrain will receive a mid-cycle update shortly.
Even though we can easily say that the spy shots showcase the new Terrain, it is not easy to tell what’s newly offered by this model. GM has covered its new crossover perfectly, restricting you to wonder what is going on under its camouflage.
However, we can still see and guess what happens under the upcoming Terrain’s camouflage. It seems like the middle part of the new Terrain will remain similar. Since it will have mid-cycle redesign like the 2021 Chevy Equinox, we shouldn’t expect a full advancement.
2021 GMC Terrain Redesign & Changes
As the mid part remains similar, we can see that the upcoming Terrain will use the same floating roof design. Considering how GM applied camouflage in its new crossover, we believe that the changes will mostly appear in its front end.
There is a huge possibility for a brand new fascia to be included in the next update. It will also include an exclusive grille and headlamp design. In case GM decides to implement what is used in the Acadia, you should expect more butch-like grille.
In some points, the new Terrain seems a bit lower than the full-size Sierra. However, we still need to wait whether GM wants to infuse much truck design to its new crossover or not. But, the most interesting part is that GM keeps the push-button shifter.
It’s no secret that the strange design of its push-button shifter has gained mixed comments from buyers and auto media. For this reason, the future GMC Terrain is supposed to revise this element to answer many enthusiasts’ questions about its weird styling.
While the exterior is expected to receive a bit more change than before, the interior is suggested to gain a minimal refresh only. Well, it is only a mid-cycle update, after all, so the new Terrain interior won’t have so many changes.
Exterior & Interior Design
We already see a complete redesign of the GMC Terrain in 2018. Thus, it is more likely for the new Terrain to not receive major updates, especially in terms of interior. We only expect a minor revision to the materials and styling of the Terrain interior.
Just like other second-generation ranges of the Terrain, it will be built based on the automaker’s D2 platform. This underpinning is also used in other vehicles like Chevy Cruze, Chevy Equinox, Buick Verano, Buick Excelle, and Buick Envision. It might also be used in the upcoming Cadillac model.
2021 GMC Terrain will maintain its five-door style as well. Considering the possibility of minor changes, the upcoming Terrain may share identical style and features of the current 2020 model. This means adaptive cruise management would be standard in the new Terrain.
Moreover, you could continue to expect a leather-wrapped steering wheel and traction system selection in the SLE and SLT trim levels. Meanwhile, for the higher Denali trim, GM may also equip it with front and back park assist as well as other standard safety features.
2021 Terrain Engine and Trims
Under the hood, you could expect the upcoming Terrain to be powered by a similar 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine. This engine has 1,500 lbs towing capacity. There is also an optional 2.0L gas turbocharged engine that has 3,500 lbs trailering capability.
However, whichever engine you select, it’s safe to say that the new Terrain will still provide remarkable towing abilities. Considering the 2020 GMC Terrain changes, both engines will be paired with a standard 9-speed gearbox. Then, GM will make an AWD model obtainable as well.
The AWD model will feature various modes that could increase the performance of the Terrain. From FWD to off-road mode, 2021 Terrain with the AWD model will make it easier for you to adjust the vehicle with different driving conditions on the road.
While the SLE and SLT trim levels will be powered by the 1.5L engine, the Denali uses the 2.0L engine as a standard feature. Moreover, the new Terrain Denali will be armed with fresh premium suspension as well to differentiate it with the base models.
2021 GMC Terrain Price, Release Date & Lease Deals
Then, how much should you pay to get behind the wheel of this upcoming Terrain? Since it won’t receive major updates, the price of the new Terrain shouldn’t change that much. For the 2021 Terrain Denali, the price may start at around $38,500.
Meanwhile, the lower SLE and SLT trims would be priced around $29,000. However, the price could increase when you want to equip the new Terrain with various additional packages. As we know, GM has offered a variety of additional features for the new Terrain.
If you are thinking of leasing the new Terrain, the estimated monthly payment is $260. This lease deal is for 39 months on the GMC Terrain SLE trim. Then, if you wonder when the new Terrain will be released, it might be announced in early 2020.
In conclusion, you could expect the upcoming Terrain to come with a new exterior styling. Yet, the interior and powertrain of this new Terrain won’t change so much from the current model year. That’s all our quick review on the 2021 GMC Terrain.
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