• Oct 1st 2009 at 10:58AM
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The GMC Terrain is just coming to market, but some have speculated that a diesel variant could be on the way to trump the crossover's already impressive 32 mpg highway figure. Well that's just not going to happen, according to Buick GMC boss Susan Docherty. Last month, GMC Communications Group Manager Dayna Hart Tweeted that the Acadia would receive a Denali variant, but the Terrain won't be so lucky. Docherty made no bones about the fact that Denali badging wasn't being planned during a web chat on the GM FastLane blog. That doesn't mean that the Terrain will never be Denali-fied, but at the very least, it won't happen any time soon.

We've heard the Terrain referred to as "awkward," "odd," "homely," and even "brutally wretched," but we've also heard some say that it has "genuine presence for such a small vehicle," and that it is "seriously butch." Either way, Docherty insists that the newest GMC could also be called an early sales success. Inventory for the CUV is low and demand is reportedly high, but Docherty says that the situation should improve in October as production is ramped up at the General's Ramos, Mexico Ingersoll, Ontario plant.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Autoblog: So you first spread a rumor (diesel Terrain) and bash it in the same article?

      I'm going to go renew my subscription to an actual newspaper.
        • 5 Years Ago
        GMC ought to be the diesel division.

        Seriously - Professional Grade Engineering? Diesels are definitely PGE.

        And GMCs already have the cachet to carry a higher priced engine. And they could lead the way in making diesels acceptable to more American buyers. There's absolutely no reason to dislike modern diesels. It's just a matter of getting Americans interested in them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, but the 'real' journalists aren't much better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Terrain looks great in a dark color and with the right wheels. In a light color like silver, not so much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should be planning to *ditch* the Terrain. Is it too late to get these over to the Cash For Clunkers scrap pile?
      • 5 Years Ago
      @MBZ4me - there is a Saturn version - the Vue. In fact, Saturn had the original version. the new Cadillac SRX is also a sibling, sharing the same Theta platform.

      What you should have said is, too bad the Saturn version won't be made for much longer ;)

      It's funny to hear the complaints about this vehicle. As an acadia owner, I remember when the Lambda siblings were coming out, everyone was complaining that GM didn't go far enough distinguishing the various models from one another. So they heeded that advice and have gone to great pains to separate these sister cars from each other only to have people now bash them for making them look too radically different. Well which is it? Do you want four clones or want extremely variation that may, in fact, mean you won't personally like (or hate) them all equally?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been in one. The headroom and rear-seat legroom are amazing. Very nicely done. But I would go for the Equinox.

      • 5 Years Ago
      GMC Terrain = Poor man's Hummer


      GM has too many SUV/CUVs on the plate. They only really need
      one small CUV; 1 midsize CUV and 1 large CUV
      The same goes for the SUVs.

      Okay throw in an Escalade and an SRX, but enough is enough!
      Quit wasting valuable resources churning out copies of what you already have copies of, unless you can differentiate them appreciably.

      This is supposed to be the NEW GM, not the old dearly departed GM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Poor man's Hummer? Regardless of styling, if I don't want a gigantic SUV that gets horrible MPG... that makes me "poor"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hm... I wonder, am I the only one seeing a GLK with a GMC Logo here???
        • 5 Years Ago
        The GLK looks like crap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The GLK is attractive. This is not.
        • 5 Years Ago
        true :) well actually it's only the front that reminds me a LOT of the GLK, while the Merc, without having to rethink that statement for a second, features a design that is by lightyears more attractive than this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. That makes a certain new Honda wagon-type vehicle look downright pretty.

      Aztec Version 2.0?

      And I'm a GM loyalist too!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I must be having vision problems too cause I'm with Mike on this one. Maybe GM couldn't afford the clay mould for concept work and had to use cardboard boxes instead, and the 16-year-old temp thought it looked 'hardcore' so they threw it (up) into production.
        • 5 Years Ago
        sorry but this looks tons better than the Croustour Honda design for sure, the Crosstour has no real desig to it, it's just plain balnd and ugly

        The Terrain's desing appeals to the SUV crowd, although they'd be buying a CUV
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please visit an optometrist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No Denali? Why not?

      GMC could use an upmarket Equinox!

      Add a turbo diesel and beat the competition here and abroad with it.

      Dana Hart said no.

      Well, now, GMC Terrain can really sell a lot of these things with a Turbo, hybrid Denali version, but, lets not make one.

      Off with her head!!!

      • 1 Year Ago
      Keith GMC Terrain needs a market niche a small diesel will boost sales.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is it me, or does the interior of this GMC remind you of an early '90's Pontiac?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this truck looks great. While I wouldn't own one because I don't see the appeal of this over an entry level awd lux sedan I have seen at least 10 of them in the Anti-GM NYC suburbs this week alone. Kudos to GM on this one, it appears to be a big hit!
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