2010 GMC Terrain Details and Photos Released
The car is set to make its public debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show, but its manufacturer wanted a head start and acted accordingly. We can't see clearly what GM is trying to accomplish by adding yet another crossover SUV to the already choked market, but it is here, so let's have a look.
The 2010 Terrain is powered by 2 types of engines. The first, a 2.4l four-cylinder direct injection unit is expected by its creator to deliver best-in-segment highway fuel economy of 30 mpg highway (7.8l/100 km). The maximum fuel economy can be achieved in part thanks to the “ECO” mode that is activated via a console-mounted button. It works by lowering the torque converter lockup speed to 1,125 rpm to help save fuel.
The other powerplant is a 3.0l DOHC direct injected V6 engine, which develops "an estimated" 264 horsepower. It has a fuel consumption rate of 25 mpg highway (9.4l/100 km), but, as in the 2.4l unit's case, certification for these figures is still pending. The unit is matted, as is the smaller engine, to six speed automatic transmissions.
As for the interior, GM says the Terrain is designed with a "premium interior that is influenced by industrial sculpture", but we're not sure we understand what that really means. Words like "ergonomic", "comfort", "storage space" and, of course, "seats" are just about everything the manufacturer had to say about the Terrain's "rich interior".
The 2010 GMC Terrain will be produced at the CAMI assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario and is set to go on sale sometimes in summer, offering both front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions. The Terrain will come in two trim levels, the SLE and the SLT.
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