The 2021 GMC Terrain SUV has been spied testing and according to the photos, the compact crossover is getting its mid-cycle refresh. The first image emerged and this model is caught testing inside GM’s Milford Proving Grounds.
Unfortunately, the new compact crossover is heavy wrapped and visually is hard to predict what is changed. So, we can only guess what’s happening beneath the wrap. However, some small refreshments will happen and the upcoming model will get new fascia including a different grille and headlight design.
2021 GMC Terrain Exterior Changes and Updates
The latest spy shots are perfectly showing some changes to this model. The forthcoming 2021 GMC Terrain will suffer a minor redesign. For the start, the new front fascia is present with a different grille and new stylized headlights with LED accents.
The shape of headlights has been changed and it looks refreshing. Whatsoever, at the back, the taillights are wider as the bumper. The sides will be untouched and the same 17-inch alloy wheels are present. However, choosing the higher trims customers will get 18-inch wheels.
It’s early to predict what will be changed inside. However, according to some gossip, the 2021 GMC Terrain will keep the same arranged cabin as before. The design will be clean and the manufacturer will make the front of the cabin more driver-oriented. Also, from the information that we got, more tech and standard features will be present.
The current model comes with a lot of equipment, 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 bring even more. Those trims feature an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, power-adjustable/heated front seats, leather upholstery. However, the most equipped is Denali that includes Bose audio system, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, driver-side memory settings, navigation, 360-degree camera system and so on.
2021 GMC Terrain Under the Hood
Under the hood, the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV will keep the same engine options as before. The current base crossover comes with 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, we think that the refreshed Terrain could get some extra output.
The next engine is optional 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline options that pump out 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The last one is a diesel engine. This one consists of 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 and delivers to this SUV 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. We also believe that the manufacturer will continue to offer the same 9-speed automatic transmission with the gasoline models and 6-speed automatic on diesel. All three engines are turbocharged will come with a front-wheel-drive system as standard or all-wheel drive optional.
Conclusion, Price and Release Date
The 2021 GMC Terrain will get some visual and interior updates. Furthermore, it will look more attractive and the manufacturer will add more standard features. However, under the hood, the same engines are present. According to the latest info, the upcoming GMC Terrain will cost the same as before. The base model starts at a little less than $27,000 including a destination charge.
The SLE trim that features adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance and parking sensors will cost lithe higher than $30,000, while Denali starts at $40,000. The release date of the new 2021 GMC Terrain can be expected in the middle of 2020. Chevrolet Equinox is the main rival of this SUV.