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2016 GMC Terrain Shows a Fresh Face in New York

2016 GMC Terrain Shows a Fresh Face in New York

By Jeff Youngs,

Six years after it debuted for the 2010 model year, the 2016 GMC Terrain gets a refresh instead of a redesign. The popular 5-passenger compact crossover SUV makes its debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

Available in SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali trim levels, the 2016 Terrain receives new grille designs, a new hood, updated front and rear bumpers, and available LED running lights. New aluminum wheel designs are also available along with White Frost and Crimson Red paint colors.

Inside, the center control panel is revised and GMC installs upgraded cloth fabric as standard equipment. The Terrain SLT can now be optioned with an 8-way power driver's seat and a Saddle Up leather interior color. The luxury-oriented Terrain Denali is exclusively available with a new Light Titanium and Black two-tone interior color scheme.

GMC now offers a blind-spot warning system and a rear cross-traffic alert system for the Terrain SLE and SLT. Previously, these safety features were reserved for the Denali version of the crossover SUV. Continuing for most Terrains are lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, and rear park-assist sensors.

Aside from these changes, the 2016 Terrain sticks to the recipe that has made it one of GMC's best-selling models. A 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard equipment, while a 301-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is optional. All-wheel drive is also available. A Terrain can tow up to 3,500 lbs. when properly equipped, and cargo space measures 31.6 cu. ft. behind the rear seat or 63.9 cu. ft. when the rear seat is folded down.

Pricing for the new 2016 Terrain will be announced closer to the crossover's arrival in showrooms this fall.

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