The destiny of the GMC Terrain is the same as for the Chevy Equinox. The GM twins were supposed to debut already, but the COVID-19 outburst slowed down the market and made the company postpone the sales. And everything was almost ready for the launch. Now, designers have more time for final touches and possible small changes on the 2022 GMC Terrain. Well, since the Equinox was unveiled right before the pandemic, we know many things about compact crossovers.
This is one of the hottest markets, so there is no surprise why most companies are taking part in it. Terrain managed to achieve 100k sales in 2019. A drop in 2020 was expected because of the new model announced for the following season. But, the coronavirus pandemic additionally hit the sales. Well, the company will need to be patient for another one season until the 2022 GMC Terrain steps into market. But, it doesn’t mean the crossover is going to become one of the leaders in the segment. There is a lot of catching up to do with Toyota, Nissan, Ford, and Honda.
What’s New for the 2022 GMC Terrain?
The company unveiled the all-new Terrain, but fans will have to wait until its release date. The 2022 YM is getting a fresh look, inspired by the next-gen Yukon. Similarities are especially noticeable at the front fascia. Also, the rear end reminds us of Terrain’s big brother. Besides that, the crossover will draw attention with new paintjobs. Designers also revisited the interior with extra features and additional options. The 2022 GMC Terrain comes with the start/stop system and HUD display.
The bad thing is that fans will have to wait to see how these features work on the crossover. The model was supposed to be out already, but the pandemic postponed the premiere for 2021 as the 2022 YM. It is not the only vehicle that suffered such problems. Chevy Equinox and Buick Enclave are close siblings that are also delayed.
Engines and Specifications
Various sources are confirming that the 2022 GMC Terrain is going to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit. It is good for 252 horsepower. According to rumors, engineers might downgrade the outputs and make this unit the base solution. Still, most compact crossovers are positioned around 180-200 hp. In the previous edition, the same unit was moving power to all wheels only. The crossover will definitely use an FWD in the base edition.
A 1.5-liter turbo-four is still a likely option, although the GM didn’t confirm it. With 170 hp and 30 mpg on the highway, it is hard to replace this one, even with extra power. The entire market is going after hybrid units. So, we see Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V with outputs over 40 mpg. Some of these companies will be out with PHEV models pretty soon. There are no rumors about the 2022 GMC Terrain Hybrid, which is a reason to worry.
On the other hand, “Our electric future is now” motto is encouraging. Some models are even confirmed. First, we saw the Cadillac Lyriq concept and the GMC announced the production of the Hummer truck. More models will be out with electric drivetrains during 2022. However, the list is still a top secret.
The company is going to update the trim levels lineup. We already know that the AT4 off-road model is debuting. With additional year for tuning, fans can expect even more upgrades all across the squad. SL, SLT and Denali are probably coming back. Additional upgrades will let buyers boost segments they need the most. The SL is coming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard wheels set is 17-inchers. The SLT is nearly a premium version with leather upholstery, heated seats, and wireless charging. An 8-inch infotainment screen will be carried over to the base trim. Some mid-range model might fit between these two.
2022 GMC Terrain Denali and AT4
If you are looking for top-notch features, the 2022 GMC Terrain Denali is the best choice. Many experts would rather recommend this one over some luxury crossovers, such as BMW X3, Acura RDX, or Audi Q5. A 2.0-engine with maximum power setup will be there for this edition. Designers are picking large wheels to make a statement. Also, advanced safety features and the Super Cruise self-driving package is also going to be available.
If you prefer off-road performance over luxury, then the new 2022 GMC Terrain AT4 is going to be an alternative. All-wheel drive is standard. According to the official statement, the off-road crossover comes with advanced technology and an aggressive exterior. From the spy photos, we can notice a lot of badges, chromed grille, new bumper, and all-terrain wheels.
The base price of the 2022 GMC Terrain is going to be around $27,000 with the destination fee. On the other side of the price chart is Denali version with the price tag over $40,000. The AT4 depends on level of features we are getting. Experts believe the off-roader could cost $35,000.
Source: GM Authority