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2010 GMC Terrain Makes Early, Unexciting Introduction

Posted in Auto Show, Environment, GM, GMC, Hybrid Technologies, New Cars, New York Auto Show, Newsworthy, Pictures, XUV by Suzanne Denbow | April 6th, 2009 | 4 Responses |

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Scheduled to debut officially next week at the 2009 New York Auto Show, the 2010 GMC Terrain is GM’s newest entrant into the XUV market and is apparently intended to serve as a replacement for the ill-fated GMC Envoy. Unfortunately, although we’re usually quick to rally in America’s corner, we’re having difficulty mustering up any enthusiasm for the 2010 GMC Terrain. It isn’t ugly enough to draw our intense loathing, but it isn’t exactly poised to turn the automobile design world on its ear either. It’s a 5-seater sports coupe-based SUV whose primary focus is compact multifunctionality, and the only really noteworthy features are the projected fuel-efficiency figures (which are still awaiting EPA certification). Beneath the hood, the 2010 Terrain comes with two engine options (both of which boast comparable mileage), either a 264-horsepower 3.0L DOHC direct injected V6 that delivers an estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg hwy, or GM’s new 182-horsepower 2.4L Ecotec direct injected I-4 that’s expected to average 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

According to Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president, Susan Docherty, “The new Terrain brings GMC’s history of innovation and engineering excellence into a smaller, fuel-efficient package for today’s buyer. The capability attributes that make a vehicle a GMC are ingrained in Terrain, making it an appealing choice for existing traditional SUV customers who are looking for distinctive styling and increased efficiency.” Continued Docherty, “GMC is a strong, core brand for GM and the Terrain crossover SUV is the latest example of how we’re adapting to changing market conditions. As we first demonstrated with the Acadia crossover, GMC is committed to offering the capable vehicles customers seek, with the personal technologies they expect.”

So to summarize, the 2010 GMC Terrain is basically the American market response to the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Or in other words, nothing we’d schlep to New York to check out.


Source: General Motors

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4 Responses

  1. George says:

    The 2010 GMC Terrain proves that GM still doesn’t understand the marletplace and its customers…and that any more bailout money is a waste!

  2. pat63 says:

    the 2010 GMC terrain and its gmc parts is very eye-catching and has impressive fuel economy.. in terms of driving impressions its very comfortable to ride

  3. pat63 says:

    the 2010 GMC terrain and its gmc parts is very eye-catching and has impressive fuel economy.. in terms of driving impressions its very comfortable to ride

  4. Mark Terrain says:

    As far as the fuel economy is concerned, nobody is going to be really disappointed with amazing figures like 22MPG in city, and 30MPG on highways. Moreover, the performance of 2010 GMC Terrain is also pretty much refined, and its looks have been slightly modified too.