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The GMC Terrain Design: Improving Aerodynamics

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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.