The 2016 Terrain lineup features new front and rear fascias, new grille designs, a power dome hood, light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps and additional updates. Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are offered on SLE and SLT models for the first time.
The compact SUV market leapt 18.3percent in 2014 to account for 18.7 per cent of the total Canadian market, overtaking large pickup trucks the auto industry’s second largest vehicle segment.
The 2016 Terrain seats five, with all-wheel drive offered on SLE, SLT and Denali models.
Its interior – with the GM-exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat – offers 894 litres (31.6 cu ft) of cargo space behind the rear seat and 1,809 litres (63.9 cu ft) with the rear seat folded.
The standard Ecotec 2.4-litre direct-injected engine delivers is expected to deliver fuel consumption estimate of 7.3L/100km highway (FWD models).
A direct-injected 3.6-litre V6 is available and delivers best-in-class 301 hp and 272 lb/ft of torque. The V-6 engine also enables a trailering capacity of up to 1,588 kg (3,500 lb).
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Available GMC IntelliLink offers OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Terrain also offers a programmable power liftgate (standard on Denali, available on SLT), with a memory function that stops the liftgate at a chosen height to help shorter drivers or accommodate low garage heights.
In addition to available Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety features, Terrain offers Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning as part of comprehensive safety packages.
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