• Jun 25, 2009
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When the 2010 GMC Terrain begins rolling out of General Motors' CAMI assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario and into dealerships this September, the new CUV will be clutching a $24,999 sticker price (including a $745 destination charge). For that sum, buyers will get GM's latest direct injected four-cylinder engine, in this case displacing 2.4-liters and producing 182 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.

Perhaps more importantly, this engine manages to deliver an EPA-estimated 32 miles per gallon on the highway, a class-leading figure. Also available will be a 3.0-liter direct injected V6 engine with 264 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque, a GPS navigation system and a rear-seat DVD infotainment system. The least expensive all-wheel-drive model will go for $26,745.

Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, StabiliTrak vehicle stability control and GM's excellent OnStar service. On the technology front, every GMC Terrain will come equipped with a rear-view camera system, six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with USB connectivity and XM satellite radio. Stepping up a few notches to the top-rung SLT2 trim will bring leather seating surfaces, an upgraded sound system from Pioneer, power liftgate and a sunroof for $29,995. Click past the break for an official press release.




PRESS RELEASE:

GMC Announces Pricing on All-New Terrain

Well-Equipped Five-Passenger Crossover to Start Under $25K

* 2010 GMC Terrain FWD starts at $24,995; AWD version at $26,745
* Terrain offers class-leading fuel economy/rear-seat legroom with standard premium features
* Terrain arrives in GMC dealerships in September

DETROIT - GMC has announced that its all-new Terrain five-passenger crossover will arrive in showrooms in September sporting a starting price of $24,995 for the front-wheel drive model. An all-wheel drive model starts at $26,745. Both prices include a $745 destination and freight charge.

"The Terrain allows us to build on the evolution we started with the Acadia, applying the distinctive styling and capabilities that have always been a part of the GMC DNA to smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles that customers are seeking in today's rapidly changing market," said Susan Docherty, GM North America Vice President, Buick-Pontiac-GMC. "We think Terrain is a bold statement of GMC's key role within the reinvented General Motors."

The base SLE1 model comes standard with GM's new 2.4L direct-injection engine and six-speed automatic transmission that delivers EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon while offering a unique MultiFlex rear seat configuration that can optimized for either class-leading passenger legroom or nearly 64 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. The base price also includes unexpected standard features, such as an integrated rear-view camera system and six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with USB connectivity and XM satellite radio service, along with a full suite of safety equipment, including six airbags, StabiliTrak vehicle stability control, and OnStar.

The top-of-the-line SLT2 trim level, which features leather seating, a premium Pioneer sound system, a power liftgate, sunroof and a special chrome appearance package, starts at $29,995 (including DFC). The Terrain also offers a powerful 3.0L direct injection V6 engine and a host of optional features like integrated navigation system and a rear-seat DVD infotainment system.

The GMC Terrain will be built at the CAMI assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      There seems to be enough differentiation between this and the Equinox. Platform sharing done the right way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would anyone buy this fug Buick Rendezvous-looking thing when they can get a Traverse instead?
        • 5 Years Ago
        LS2LS7: this is not built on the Acadia/Traverse/Rendezvous platform. This is much smaller, built on the Chevy Equinox platform.

        I still wouldn't buy it, but it is a smaller vehicle that they are trying to make look large and butch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice price, nice interior, hideous exterior. Good luck!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great price, but no thanks.

      The Equinox looks so much better than this thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another stupid SUV....GAG.....GAG......please GM, make a decent car!....please?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This car just proves what I've said all along. GM still doesn't get it. They've learned nothing, and they've changed nothing.

        They deserve to burn into oblivion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still making SUVs huh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think its awesome looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the son of the Aztek!!! Maybe Pontiac is dead, but the design style is moving around GM.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just had an Aztek flashback.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the profile a lot. I also think they copied the new Lancia Delta dashboard and wheel: too many similarities to be a coincidence IMHO.

      The front is perhaps a little overwrought though.

      http://www.carswallpapers.us/view/lancia_delta_2009_dashboard-1280x800.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        Those are not even close. I don't understand how you can say they are similar. Both have screens, buttons, and vents, and a steering wheel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because when I saw the dash I thought: Delta. Simple as that. When I checked, the wheel was practically identical, and the rest seems derivative.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its problem is it looks fuel IN-efficient as hell. People don't want hummer-like looks, people are too afraid of looking like they don't care about the stupid planet that isn't dying. However liberals cry so loudly its easier to just give in than stand for what you believe in because most Americans are weak.


      Anyway, NO MANUAL = NO SALE.

      You blew it again GM.

      p.s. - keeping GMC around is and will always be the stupidest idea EVER. Argue all you want about profitability. The fact is chevy sells the exact same vehicles, this is badge engineering - the same ol' GM. Same boring SUVs, same, same, same.

      p.s.s. - Hope libs suddenly get an interest in American cars now that they own GM cuz I won't be buying! Helo Ford! You guys didn't take government money so I think I will buy from you!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha 1st.... I like it... but it just looks odd. A smaller SUV... good direction, but really.... another SUV? Why not just axe GMC and have this replace the Trailblazer?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "(1) It costs pennies to engineer a GMC model on top of an existing Chevy platform; (2) GMCs have higher profit margins than Chevys."

        Both true, but how many millions does GM spend per year on GMC advertising? I suspect this negates most of the "value" added by the brand's cost-effective badge swapping.

        In addition, as GM works harder to differentiate its brands, they're spending more money on each new GMC product. Look at the Terrain above--that's a lot of unique sheetmetal vs. the Equinox, for a package that offers the same strengths and weaknesses, is priced about the same, and will feel likely identical to drive (GM's reformed understanding of brand differentiation still doesn't include the driving experience, generally).

        Anecdotally, the GMC salesmen I've talked to say that their biggest competition is from the Chevy dealer across the street--not another manufacturer. The design and engineering hours being diverted to me-too GMCs would be better spent on GM's core products, IMO. It's a waste of resources.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Oh and, GMC rakes in enough cash that it could manage itself. If GM axed GMC, they'd lose more money than they'd gain"

        WTF?

        Nobody has come up with a decent reason why they kept GMC. I've heard "oh, GMC buyers would never buy a Chevy". OMG. I can't actually believe that.

        So, if they offered a *slightly* different product, you'd just go buy from Ford? Um. Ok.

        I realize that GMC also makes "heavy duty" trucks, etc. but why not just fold that under Chevy and reduce the management structure?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HJC 2

        Try this one out for size. It's the Explorer America concept that this suv borrows some looks from.

        http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/06/detroit-2008-ford-explorer-america-concept-says-bye-bye-to-body/
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because GM needed another SUV*.

        *: In 2001.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @srivendel

        Either you work for GMC and you have insider information or you're just making stuff up.

        I've reviewed the financial statements for GM and nowhere does it say anything even remotely close to your statements:

        "(1) It costs pennies to engineer a GMC model on top of an existing Chevy platform; (2) GMCs have higher profit margins than Chevys; "

        Still don't see a reason to keep GMC.

        If you do have insider information, it sounds like it's time to get rid of Chevy trucks if GMC is in fact more profitable.
        996700
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is not racingflix.com,but just as annoying here!! "first"
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 but because Chevy has the all new Equinox and GMC needed "theirs too". This is why GM is not much better than they were before - they compete with themselves. They should've killed GMC or made it commercial-duty only. But even then Chevy would suffice as a commercial brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jesus that was a horrible comment. The Traverse is supposed to replace the trailblazer. If you didn't already know, the Terrain shares it's platform with the Equinox, so...yeah that would be weird if there were two mechanically identical crossovers priced within 3K of each other in the same brand lineup.. Oh and, GMC rakes in enough cash that it could manage itself. If GM axed GMC, they'd lose more money than they'd gain.

        *whew
        • 5 Years Ago
        (1) It costs pennies to engineer a GMC model on top of an existing Chevy platform; (2) GMCs have higher profit margins than Chevys; (3) this gives Buick dealers an additional product line to sell that doesn't compete with Buick. Lots of reasons to keep GMC around. Very few good reasons to kill it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks like a brick on wheels............... Come on GM couldn't you do a better job on the styling ???????????
        I'll pass on this one
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