New 2025 GMC Terrain Becomes More Mature in Unofficial Digital Illustrations

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Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
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GMC's most affordable crossover on sale today, the Terrain, has been a successful product ever since the first generation came out for the 2010 model year.
Sales charts shared by GoodCarBadCar reveal that the GM-owned brand parted ways with over 60,000 units in 2010. The following year, they sold over 83,000 copies, and more than 105,000 found new homes in 2012. In 2021, 2022, and 2023, nearly 47,500, over 86,500, and just under 72,000 examples, respectively, contributed to the company's annual sales.

Sporting a slightly smaller footprint, the second-generation GMC Terrain came out in 2017. It's based on the same platform as the latest Chevrolet Equinox, features straight-four firepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission, and has a wheelbase length similar to that of the Hyundai Santa Fe. Thus, it qualifies as a compact crossover stateside, with overseas markets calling it a mid-size model.

Since it is still a moneymaker, GMC should keep it around for the next generation. Mind you, we have no idea what the future holds for the Terrain, but it would be logical to give it another shot, with fresh design inside and out, more modern safety and technology gear, and a new powertrain family, maybe with partial or full electrification, alongside new underpinnings.

2025 GMC Terrain \- Rendering
Photo: Screenshot Youtube | Digimods Design
We could babble about a possible new generation GMC Terrain. However, as we already mentioned, the details surrounding it are close to zero. Still, we reckon the automaker is probably working on its successor as we speak, given that the second generation has been around since 2017, with a mid-cycle refresh in 2021.

Fueled by this idea, several rendering artists are already trying to decipher its design using the current iteration as a starting point and sprinkling it with fresh design cues. This was the recipe behind these digital illustrations, which came from the Digimods Design YouTube channel.

The pixel manipulator was kind enough to provide a side-by-side comparison with the real thing. Thus, we can see that the hypothetical 2025 model has a taller nose with a larger grille, new headlamps, a different hood, and a reinterpreted bumper. The profile hasn't changed much, as most of it carries over from the 2024 Terrain. The back end looks a bit more modern with its refreshed tailgate, bumper, and new taillamps.

If anything, such a model would be a more comprehensive facelift rather than a new generation. Nevertheless, as you already suspect, these renderings have nothing to do with reality, as no one who is not directly involved in the next-gen Terrain's development, assuming they're actually planning one, that is, has any idea what it will look like. We think it will probably be a couple of years until GMC replaces it, and a lot could change by then.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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