2018 GMC Terrain with Upgraded Turbocharged Engines and Advanced Technologies

09 Jan 2018 GMC Terrain with Upgraded Turbocharged Engine Options and Advanced Technologies

The 2018 GMC Terrain is a 5-door compact SUV that comes with upgraded turbocharged engines and multiple advanced technologies to make the ride an unforgettable experience. It offers smooth handling and great control in different road conditions with the help of the available exceptional performance attributes. The SUV is a true adventure vehicle and is available in the UAE with an all-wheel drive option as well.

The new GMC Terrain has a light weight structure that further improves its performance. It has a stylish exterior that makes it truly irresistible and grabs the attention of SUV enthusiasts wherever it goes. The interior of the vehicle has excellent luxuries and a number of ergonomic features across all models that effectively make the ride comfortable.

GMC has introduced two turbocharged engines in 2018 Terrain that are capable of generating enhanced power. It has plenty of advanced technological features and modern safety features that make the ride safe and secure. The SUV is also available in the high-performance Denali trim level that offers a true combination of a powerful engine and excellent luxuries.

Here is a detailed review of the SUV with a closer look at its design, performance attributes, technologies, safety features, and a lot more.

Design of the 2018 GMC Terrain

Designed with an ambition to turn heads, the designers at GMC have paid attention to every single detail of 2018 Terrain to make it look sporty from every angle. The exterior of the SUV is now sportier and has cutting edges that make it look striking. While the interior of the SUV is luxurious and comfortable where passengers can enjoy a comfortable ride.

Design of the 2018 GMC Terrain

Exterior Design

The 2018 GMC Terrain has a stylish and stunning exterior that demands a second look from SUV enthusiasts. A number of new design elements are perfectly blended in its exterior design to make the SUV look elegant and sportier from every angle. It has an aerodynamic body that improves the performance and fuel efficiency effectively.

A sculpted grille is fitted in the front fascia of 2018 GMC Terrain that adds to its aggressive profile. Every model of the SUV is fitted with distinctive grille so it becomes easier for the onlookers to recognize them. Two air-vents are placed on the lower side of its front bumper to keep the engine cool and reduce the air drag for better stability. It has a striking rear air spoiler that enables a smooth passage of air around the SUV for better aerodynamics.

Exterior of the 2018 GMC Terrain

The 2018 GMC Terrain has a floating roof where the available roof rails enhanced the beauty of the exterior. It has muscular fenders and sharp lines below the windows that provide an edgy look to the vehicle from sides. The rear side of the SUV is bold where the muscular curves and smooth lines make it look more dynamic.

The SUV is fitted with C-shaped HID LED headlamps that provide brilliant light to illuminate the road. The Denali trim level of 2018 GMC Terrain features a deep-tinted rear glass and power programmable rear lift gate that make the exterior look more attractive. It has standard signature C-shaped LED taillights that perfectly complete the SUV’s bold design form front to rear.

It is equipped with 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels with all-season blackwall tyres on all trim levels. However, the options of 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels are also available that the customers can select. Moreover, the exterior of the SUV is available in 6 metallic colors (Ebony Twilight, Graphite Gray, Quicksilver, Stain Steel, Blue Steel, and Coppertino) and two exclusive colors (Summit white and Red Quartz Tintcoat).

Interior Design

The interior of 2018 GMC Terrain is ergonomically designed with fine materials and effectively incorporates the sportiness of the exterior to bring a sense of synergy in its overall design. It has a flawless class in the cabin that is perfectly combined with excellent luxuries to provide the first-class comfort to passengers. The usage of soft-touch materials and fake wood trim in the cabin make it a perfect example of craftsmanship.

Interior of the 2018 GMC Terrain

The available premium cloth trimmed seats are adjusted perfectly in the cabin and provide seating to 5 persons. It has 4-way manual adjustable bucket front seats that allow the driver and front passenger to set their desired seating positions. The upper model of this SUV features heated and ventilated seats for better comfort during the ride. An automatic climate control with humidity sensor is fitted in the cabin so that the passengers can set their preferred temperatures.

In the cabin of 2018 GMC Terrain, there is a three-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel that is mounted with driver’s assistance controls to put the driver in complete control of its different functions. A 3.5-inch monochromatic driver information screen is placed behind the steering wheel to show important information related to different functions of the SUV. The passengers can increase cargo space with 60/40 split folding of rear seats that allows them to carry as much luggage as they can on adventurous trips.

Interior of 2018 GMC Terrain

Performance Attributes of the 2018 GMC Terrain

The 2018 GMC Terrain has MacPherson strut front suspension that provides excellent stability for different kinds of terrains. It has a 4-link rear suspension to make the ride smooth on curvy edges. The SUV is a forward-drive vehicle but is available with an all-wheel drive terrain in the UAE.

It arrives with two different engine options and both of them are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 GMC Terrain has Normal/Tour mode, Tow/Haul mode, and Snow mode on the front-wheel drive models. However, on all-wheel drive models, it has FWD mode, Off-road mode, and AWD mode.

Performance Attributes of the 2018 GMC Terrain

The first engine of 2018 GMC Terrain is a 1.5-litre turbocharged Inline V4 engine with Variable Valve Timing Fuel Injection. This new engine is capable of producing 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. It offers a fuel efficiency of 26mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway.

The second engine of 2018 GMC Terrain is a 2.0-litre turbocharged Inline V4 engine with Direct Fuel Injection and Variable Valve Timing. It is capable of producing 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine provides a fuel efficiency of 22mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway.


The 2018 GMC is equipped with multiple advanced technologies that make the ride entertaining. A 7-inch diagonal GMC touchscreen is fitted in the cabin of this SUV that allows the passengers to use different available technologies.


It has following technologies:

  • 4 USB Ports
  • Bluetooth
  • 6-speaker Sound System
  • Heated Power-Adjustable Side Mirrors
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Front Power Outlet
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • On Star 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Safety Features of the 2018 GMC Terrain

The all-new GMC Terrain is fitted with a number of modern safety features that make it an ideal safe SUV to drive in different road conditions.

The safety features of this SUV are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Air Bag System
  • Teen Driver
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Passenger Sensing System

Safety Features of the 2018 GMC Terrain

It has following optional safety features:

  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

Price and Availability in the UAE

The 2018 GMC Terrain is already available in the UAE at a starting price of AED 89,900. However, the 2018 GMC Terrain Denali is available at a starting price of AED 152,000.

Price and Availability in the UAE

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