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GMC Terrain spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

In this day and age of information overload, there are hundreds of opportunities to break an embargo or accidentally publish information that was supposed to remain confidential for a wee bit longer. Such is the case today as General Motors itself has Tweeted a few salient details about the upcoming GMC Terrain, the embargo of which won't be up until April 5, 2009.

According to a PR person from GM, the 2010 GMC Terrain will seat five adults, which isn't all that surprising in and of itself, but it's also expected to deliver 30 miles per gallon on the highway, and that's pretty good for a midsize crossover that can seat your entire brood. In fact, the only other five-seat 'utes that can beat that figure are its cousin, the new 2010 Chevy Equinox, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and Saturn Vue Hybrid.

Interested in knowing more? Hang tight, we're sitting on all the rest of the details and we'll be ready to share on April 5.

[Source: GM via Twitter via Jalopnik]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is irritating that GM is keeping GMC around after they have admitted that shedding brands will save money and increase their chance of survival. GMC is 100% badge enginering - exactly what GM should be moving away from.
        • 6 Years Ago
        GMC is kept around because it's immensely profitable. They're sold out of a separate dealer body, and the differences between their Chevy counterparts walk the fine line between just enough to keep people brand-loyal, but not so much that their tooling expenditures are anything important.

        It's called incremental sales. If GM can sell 200,000 more full-size pickups (at their high profit margin) by changing out the grille and a couple of badges and it continues to be profitable, why wouldn't they? Besides, GMCs add to the profit proposition by tending to go at higher transaction rates than their Chevy counterparts.

        That's why we have an Equinox AND Terrain. A Traverse AND Acadia.

        GMC is GM's second-best-selling brand. It's making money. GM needs to shed the brands that aren't selling/making money. Chevys sell. Cadillacs sell AND make money. Buicks sell great on a per-model basis and make money. And GMC does, too. GM's jettisoning the brands that aren't selling so well per-unit, or that have their profit margins squeezed. Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer all apply here. Chevy, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC don't.

        By the way, for the one who asked where the Terrain will fit in the GM line with the Traverse and Acadia that are already there, the Terrain/Equinox are midsize crossovers. The Traverse/Acadia are about 12" longer and will be about 800-1000lb heavier. They'll be priced higher, too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tell me about it. I say that they should keep GMC only in Canada (where its trucks are more popular than the Chevrolet originals).
        Even so, this seems pretty nice, and those are some fantastic fuel economy numbers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      May I please be the first to just say: yuck?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Which means it will average 16-19mpg city. If you're lucky.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, wrong, if it's like the Chevy it will be about 21 and 30, not 16
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just like your virtual garage of muscle cars, bro!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "In fact, the only other five-seat 'utes that can beat that figure are its cousin, the new 2010 Chevy Equinox, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and Saturn Vue Hybrid."

      So, no Toyota or Honda on that list? I thought GM didn't make fuel efficient cars and trucks?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i checked the PR person's twitter account, it was kinda funny how she tried to untweet it an remind everybody that the embargo is still on.

      regardless, 21/30 is solid for a car with this kind of size - not too long ago those were good midsize sedan numbers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ""The Equinox's real world mileage numbers are pretty bad, at least according to the True Delta results.""

      Where are you finding "True Data" test data for the 2010 Eqiunox? It's not on sale yet.

      Or are you referring to the 2009?

      The 2010 Equinox is an entirely new vehicle with an entirely new drivetrain. The mpg numbers from the 2009 aren't relevant.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh no they broke the embargo! Like anyone following this didn't already know it was going to be mechanically the same as the Equinox.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great for GM. Their product is world class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks remarkable. It looks good as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whew....what a relief to know they will be selling three of the same vehicle. I was afraid there were going to be only two, and that would have been a tragedy of EPIC PROPORTIONS!
        • 6 Years Ago
        The SRX and Saab are built off of a different platform than the Equinox.

        However, there are still more than 2. The Theta platform underpins the Equinox, Terrain, the current Torrent, and the Suzuki XL-7. There's also the short wheelbase version which is the Saturn Vue.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, Equinox and SRX plus this makes 3, and then of course there is that SAAB, but that doesn't really count, right? :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        there are only two, smart ass. and they will look quite different.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everyone chats about MPG and that is indeed important.Not to detour the subject but we all know Americans like brisk acceleration. What will this new I4 DI power train do to push a 3500 lb plus cute ute 0-60? What 12+ seconds? What about towing options? This is the area that suffers to get a SUV to approach 30MPG at least with a 4 cyl gas engine.(Of course greedy buyers opt for the V6 option and now MPG's are back to 16/20)
      • 6 Years Ago
      And how will this be different than the upcoming Chevy Equinox? More badge engineering! Haven't they learned to stop spreading themselves too thin with multiple variations of the same vehicle?
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