GMC is working to create the latest technologies, but engineers have also been hard at work making vehicles as aerodynamic as possible. For example, the new GMC Terrain design is tested for more than 300 hours in a wind tunnel to ensure that everything is streamlined from bumper to bumper. Not only does improved aerodynamics improve fuel economy and performance, but it can also help to improve driving dynamics.
The new Terrain has a lifted stance that helps to direct air under and around the chassis, according to GMC. This design helps to reduce drag, and there have also been modifications like a smoother front grille and an added rear spoiler. The styling and mechanical components are paired together in perfect harmony.
“Reducing the aerodynamic drag of an SUV is always a challenge,” said GMC Aerodynamic Engineer Alicia Bidwell. “Our engineering team paid attention to even the smallest details to deliver the size and cargo space our customers want.”
Thanks to this new design, the Terrain will get up to 3 mpg more for up to 26 combined mpg on models with AWD*. Creating a smooth driving experience and incredible performance, the improved aerodynamics on the Terrain are unmatched. You can test drive the GMC Terrain at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.
*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
GMC is one of the leading innovators in the industry, one reason drivers everywhere can’t wait for the 2018 GMC lineup. Noticeable changes have been made to vehicles like the GMC Terrain, while the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has a polished, refined design. Plus, the Sierra Denali HD has some minor changes as well. At Ewing Buick GMC, we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming lineup.
According to GMC, the all-new GMC Terrain has some exhilarating changes. The Terrain has C-shaped LED lights and signature looks, including a “floating roof” design for modern appeal, while a spacious interior is great for the whole family. That’s not to mention the state-of-the-art infotainment technologies that provide improved connectivity.
The Yukon Denali also has some subtle changes for the 2018 model year. For instance, new accenting provides added refinement, while the standard 20-inch wheels are truly bold. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the Yukon Denali’s newly designed grille, a seemingly small change that manages to make quite the statement wherever you go.
Finally, the Sierra Denali HD has been updated as well. In addition to the revamped “Like a Pro” campaign that showcases the Sierra, the Denali HD trim has a new look and a new grille. The lighting, front fascia, and wide stance on the new Denali HD complement the rest of the 2018 lineup, creating a cohesive feel.
The GMC Terrain, Yukon Denali and the Sierra Denali HD will appear in late summer and early fall—which means they’ll be on the market very soon.
The 2018 GMC Terrain is finally here. With jaw-dropping styling and new features that’ll certainly surprise you, this could just be one of the top SUVs on the market. The Terrain is known for its extensive capabilities and family-friendly interior, and the new 2018 model year doesn’t disappoint.
According to Forbes, the 2018 Terrain’s exterior design is perhaps one of the most striking changes. The front end comes with “C” shaped headlights to create a more aggressive look, while the fascia has been restyled completely to improve aerodynamics. Plus, with a striking grille, you’re bound to make quite a statement anywhere you go when you arrive in the 2018 Terrain.
“GMC has introduced an all-new 2018 Terrain with knock-out styling, competent powertrains, a more premium interior, and a full suite of advanced safety features,” says Michael Harley at Forbes Autos. “The new crossover is not just better than its predecessor — it’s properly sized and more superior in nearly every category.”
The new Terrain design doesn’t just stop with new looks. The 2018 model year is 350 pounds lighter thanks to intelligent engineering, a change that improves fuel economy, handling, and power. Curious about the new Terrain? Stop by Ewing Buick GMC to learn more.
When GMC first produced the Terrain in 2010, it was a boxy, rugged-luxury hybrid. This first generation is now coming to a close, with the updates coming to the 2018 GMC Terrain. Automotive News informs that the next Terrain will take a step back from the sharp edges and delve further into the luxury sector.
2018 is bringing a slimmer SUV – it’s losing around 465 pounds, as well as inches off the length, width and wheelbase. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch we learn that though fuel economy has yet to be determined, these size reductions and additional engine options are sure to help.
This year you may choose between a 7.0- or 8.0-inch IntelliLink Infotainment system, but that’s not the only addition. Apple and Android devices will be compatible to the system to provide more hands-free access. Many safety features will be added, such as lane departure warning, rear seat reminder, blind zone alerts and many more.
Other GMC Models
The GMC Acadia and Yukon are getting some tweaks for the 2018 model year as well. You can look for updates to the transmission, equipment and features of both of these vehicles this year.
Hopefully in the next few months we’ll get a few more glances at the 2018 GMC Terrain and all of its redesign glory. Until then, you can enjoy the 2017 Terrain while it lasts on our lot at Ewing Buick GMC!
GMC SUVs are perfect for large families, especially during the school year. With added cargo space, better connectivity, and advanced safety systems, going back-to-school is a breeze as long as you’re behind the wheel of a GMC.
Believe it or not, 6-10 school children participate in after-school extracurricular activities, says GMC. With that in mind, GMC crossover and SUV design is more equipped than ever to make driving with kids easier. For example, models like the Acadia, Terrain, and Yukon have all added space for cargo and passengers.
“Everything starts all at once after Labor Day,” says Whitney Quijada, a mother from Arizona and owner of a GMC Acadia. “I am a teacher and I have two kids and they’re both involved in three activities. We’re always on the go. We have the captain’s chairs in the second row. Even if we are carpooling to dance or tee-ball practice, it’s so convenient to get the kids in the back and buckled up.”
Keeping kids entertained is also important. New models come available with features like IntelliLink, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, and even Siri Eyes Free. Plus, with safety features like Blind Zone Alert, Cross Traffic Alert, Park Assist, and more, you always have peace of mind.
2014 turned out to be a great year for the GMC brand. The Sierra had its best sales year since 2005! The Yukon followed with its best sales year since 2007 selling over 71,000 units. The Terrain had its best sales year ever and the Acadia won Edmunds.com’s Most Popular Large Crossover SUV of 2014. Finally the Canyon won Autoweek Magazine’s Best of the Best Truck for 2015!
The ultra-plush Denali lineup also saw sales gains in 2014. More than 21% of GMC sales to individual customers were vehicles from the Denali lineup. More than half of the year’s Yukon retail sales were Denalis and 35% of Sierra HD sales were Denalis. As you can see, the Denali lineup adds a little something extra to GMC’s already impressive lineup.
As you can see, GMC offers a pretty impressive lineup of trucks, CUVs, and SUVs. The brand hopes to continue the positive momentum into 2015! “In 2014 we had the freshest portfolio of GMC products on our lots including a full range of pickups, with the all-new Canyon. The new Yukon lineup has also driven high consumer interest to our store with its bold styling, especially the Yukon Denali,” said Chief Operating Officer at Motor City Buick GMC, John Pitre.
If you are in the market for a new truck of SUV, check out the GMC lineup at Ewing Buick GMC today!
GMC posted its best June since 2006 and Ewing Buick GMC is proud to contribute! The brand experienced an 11% total increase year-over-year increase and a 5% increase in retail sales. Leading the way for June was the Yukon SUV. GMC’s favorite large SUV experienced an 83% retail growth in year-over-year sales. Another top-seller for June was the GMC Terrain posting a 9% growth in year-over-year in retail sales.
GMC hopes to continue the positive momentum by releasing the 2015 Terrain with all-new 4G LTE capabilities. As we mentioned in a previous article, passengers will be able to stay connected in the new crossover because it will act as its own Wi-Fi hotspot. It is also important to note that the Terrain received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ distinction from IIHS. With all of its available features, it’s easy to see why the Terrain is a top pick among families.
Along with the Yukon and Terrain, the Sierra truck segment has also been doing exceptionally well. It has posted its best start to a year since 2007. The all-new Sierra and Sierra HD are perfect choices for those looking for something both work-durable and family-oriented.
If you would like to see any of these sales leaders in-person, stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, Texas!
We knew GMC was destined for a great month with new introductions like the 2015 Sierra HD pickup and the 2015 Yukon full-size SUV. When the brand posted a 15% retail sales growth for the month, we can’t say we are a bit surprised.
The all-new Sierra HD and the 2014 Sierra 1500 together posted a 13% growth in retail sales year over year and a total 14% growth. The Sierra experienced its fourth consecutive month of sales gains and its best May since 2007. The Sierra HD alone experienced a sales increase of one-third compared to April because of its reliability, dependability, and great towing capacity.
The Yukon has been smashing sales numbers with the introduction of the new model year. GMC’s full-size SUV experienced a whopping 138% retail sales growth year-over-year. The Yukon alone accounted for more than three-quarters of GMC’s total May retail sales.
The 2014 GMC Terrain also experienced its best May yet with retail sales growth of 13% year over year. Customers are falling in-love with the Terrain’s excellent safety features.
Ewing Buick GMC is proud to contribute to another successful month! If you would like to see the Sierra, Yukon, or Terrain stop by our Plano, Texas dealership today!
Did you know that GM is rolling out 4G LTE capabilities on many of its vehicles for the 2015 model year? That’s right; you will be able to stay connected in your new Buick or GMC car, truck, or SUV from Ewing Buick GMC. The first vehicle to be equipped with this OnStar powered technology is the 2015 GMC Terrain.
You may be wondering: How will 4G LTE work? Basically with the purchase of a data plan, your car will become a Wi-Fi hotspot through the OnStar telecommunications system. 4G LTE will allow passengers to surf the web, stream movies, and download music to their handheld devices like a tablet or laptop.
GMC knows that Wi-Fi will go to good use on all of its vehicles. The GMC Sierra makes for a perfect mobile office with its extreme durability and towing capacity. The Yukon makes for a great family vehicle with its interior cargo space and luxurious comfort.
The good news is that the data plans required to make your vehicle into a mobile hotspot only run at $5/month to start and you can add it to your active AT& T account. To learn more about 4G LTE in your new ride, stop by our Plano, Texas dealership or swing by GMC’s Newsroom!
In a recent vehicle assessment by the IIHS, the GMC Terrain was named a Top Safety Pick+! The Terrain was one of the only midsize SUVs tested to receive this top designation. In order to receive this honor, the Terrain had to undergo rigorous testing which tested both its features and overall strength.
One of the tests, the front overlap crash, was a head-on collision where 25% the vehicle strikes another object at 40 mph. This test is aimed to mimic a head-on utility pole crash. The Terrain was one of the only two vehicles to receive a “Good” rating on this test. The IIHS also tested a variety of other strengths and features of the vehicles to determine safety ratings.
Along with a strong front structure that can withstand tough collisions, the Terrain houses many great safety features. Some of our favorite features include: a rear vision camera, OnStar Emergency services, daytime running lamps, StabiliTrak stability control system, and available forward collision alert and lane departure.
With a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS and a long list of safety features, the GMC Terrain makes for a perfect family vehicle. If you would like to know more about the Terrain stop by our dealership near McKinney!