2018 GMC Terrain
While some automakers are leaving diesel in the dust for the time being, GMC is capitalizing on what’s still a very lively market. The brand debuted the new GMC Terrain at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, much to the surprise of industry experts. As it currently stands, the 2018 GMC Terrain will boast an available diesel engine.
Perks Of A Diesel Engine
The addition of a diesel engine to the Terrain line will open the vehicle up to a new market of consumers who thrive on diesel. The utility vehicle could bring significantly increased fuel economy.
The available 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine will produce an impressive 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, high numbers for a compact crossover. Other engine options include a 1.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine and 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, both gasoline engines.
As competitors, like Volkswagen, pull their diesel engines from the United States market, GMC is taking steps to fill the gap.
“There are a lot of diesel intenders and diesel-loyal people who are looking for a brand and vehicles to go after,” said Dan Nicholson, GM VP for global propulsion systems. “They tend to be more tech savvy than the average customer. And they won’t stop wishing for a diesel. And we’ll go after those customers.”
We here at Trent Cadillac Buick GMC are pumped for the arrival of the new GMC Terrain!