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With stunning design and a premium interior, along with efficient powertrains and cutting-edge technology, the reinvented 2018 GMC Terrain sets a new standard for the premium small SUV segment – and for GMC itself.

Not every automaker can seamlessly blend stunning design, premium appointments, efficient powertrain, and cutting-edge technology into a compact SUV – but GMC can.

Seven years after introducing the original Terrain, its first premium small SUV, GMC is proud to introduce the completely reinvented 2018 GMC Terrain – a vehicle that not only raises the Terrain name to new levels of style and sophistication, but sets a new hallmark for the GMC brand itself.


“GMC’s strong growth over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain, which introduced a new generation to this premium brand,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Terrain builds on that success, leveraging GMC’s proven SUV experience to shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”

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The all-new Terrain’s bold exterior design signals the next chapter of GMC’s design language, evolving the brand’s signature cues with stronger, sharper and more sculpted elements such as the grille and lighting features. Its shape was refined in the wind tunnel to help ensure the distinctive profile cuts through the air with optimal efficiency and quietness.


“It is a striking design with functional beauty,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global GMC Design. “There’s confidence and optimism in its stance, with exceptional attention to detail that speaks to GMC’s rise as a premium brand.”


Elevating GMC’s new design, the all-new Terrain Denali will feature its signature satin chrome grille along with Denali-specific accents including body-color fascias and lower trim, plus chrome roof rails, door handles, side mirror caps and body-side molding. Additionally, LED headlamps and 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels are standard on Denali.


All other models feature signature LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps. Bi-functional HID headlamps are standard on SL, SLE and SLT. Additionally, 17-inch wheels are standard on SLE with 18-inch wheels available on SL and SLE, and standard on SLT.

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  • Image from the front of the stunning redesigned grille on the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.
  • Image of the signature C-shaped LED lighting featured on the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.
  • Image of two all-new 2018 Terrain small SUVs with red and grey exteriors, parked in front of a building.
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A range of three all-new turbocharged engines, including an all-new 1.6L turbo-diesel, provides more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain. New 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged gas engines are matched with two unique new nine-speed automatic transmissions, with the 2.0L turbo engine offering stronger acceleration and a higher degree of performance than its 1.5L counterpart.


GMC’s new Electronic Precision Shift enables more storage room in the center console by replacing the conventional transmission shifter with electronically controlled gear selection consisting of intuitive push buttons and pull triggers.


The 2018 Terrain comes standard with GMC’s driver-controllable Traction Select system, which has choices for different driving conditions. Elements such as the throttle responses are optimized for the selected driving mode. AWD models include a FWD mode that disconnects the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy, while the AWD mode offers all the benefits of an active AWD system.

  • Interior image from the right side of the cabin in the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.
  • Interior image from the drivers side of the dash and front cabin in the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.
  • Interior image of the reimagined center console in the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.
  • Interior image of the handle, lock, and window controls on the door of the all-new 2018 Terrain small SUV.


An expanded center console with pass-through storage underneath and side-by-side cupholders adds to the Terrain’s functionality. A new fold-flat front passenger seat and flat-folding rear seat help Terrain offer greater versatility for stowing longer items and make it easier to load cargo. There are also new under-floor compartments in the cargo area for more secure storage.


GMC keeps passengers connected with 7- and available 8-inch-diagonal infotainment systems, featuring compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data plan purchase required after limited trial period) that can accommodate up to seven mobile devices. Owners can also manage their vehicles remotely with the industry-leading myGMC mobile app via their compatible smartphones. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, and require a compatible smartphone.


Every new Terrain comes standard with five years of the OnStar Basic Plan1 at no additional cost. Among other benefits, this connectivity plan features OnStar Smart Driver, an opt-in service designed to help GMC owners maximize their vehicle’s overall performance, reduce wear and tear, monitor fuel efficiency and become better drivers — all factors that add to the overall ownership experience.



An expanded range of available active safety technologies is designed to enhance driver awareness and even help make it easier to park and maneuver in low-speed situations. The features include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to potentially avoid them, including:

  • New Surround Vision
  • New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • New Safety Alert Seat.


The new Terrain also features GMC’s new Rear Seat Reminder2 and Teen Driver3. Rear Seat Reminder alerts drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles under certain circumstances, while Teen Driver allows parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card in order to help encourage better driving habits, even when adults are not in the vehicle.

The all-new 2018 GMC Terrain goes on sale this summer in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models.