NY preview: 2016 GMC Terrain

March 31, 2015
GMC has quietly introduced the modestly updated 2016 Terrain ahead of its debut at tomorrow’s New York Motor Show.
Up front, the Terrain is fitted with new-look headlights, a sharper radiator grille with three horizontal slats, a power dome hood and a new lower bumper accented by a mustache-shaped piece of chrome trim. The rear end gets a redesigned bumper, tweaked tail lamps and a trapezoidal exhaust pipe, while a pair of new alloy wheel designs and two additional paint colors round out the exterior modifications for 2016.

The updates are even more minor in the cockpit, where the most notable changes for the next model year are the addition of a storage shelf in the center console, an updated touch screen with new graphics and a chromed transmission shifter. SLT models can be spruced up with new Saddle Up leather upholstery and an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, while range-topping Denali models are offered with a new Light Titanium/Jet Black interior combination.

GMC has not made any mechanical modifications to the Terrain, meaning buyers can choose from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft. of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft. of torque. Both engines are linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The updated 2016 GMC Terrain will land in showrooms next fall.

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