There isn’t much to expect from the upcoming 2023 GMC Terrain, considering that most of the major work has been done for the 2022 model. The Terrain was last getting the update in 2022, where the SUV got the updated (wireless) smartphone compatibility, better styling, powertrain lineup updates, and new AT4 trim. Because of those updates happening in the 2022, there isn’t much to change for the 2023 model. The new 2023 would likely be the continuation (or the carryover) model for the SUV. However, things may likely be different for the 2024 model as rumor says that it would be redesigned (possibly completely) for that model year.
The Previous Updates
In 2022 model, the Terrain got some updated design, including revised taillights, reshaped headlights, and new front fascia. The SUV also got new wheel design. The current SUV has C-shaped headlights sitting next to the huge grille. On the side, it comes with rugged cladding and also clear windows for the C-pillar to provide elongated body visual effect. The taillights C-shaped form provides the Terrain with a cohesive and complete look. It’s expected that the new 2023 model will still keep the same design and appearance.
Although the company themselves hasn’t provided anything about their new 2023 GMC Terrain design, it’s safe to assume that there won’t be too much difference from the previous 2022 model. It also covers the interior cabin, whose design is pretty straightforward and direct. After all, it’s taken from GMC trucks’ design. The combination of simple design, (clearly) labeled buttons, and big dials are just right to make the cabin simple (and easy) to use. The center console would be the place for transmission pushbuttons, creating more storage space within that console. Too bad that the Terrain comes with rough plastic and low quality materials. Hopefully, those factors would be different for the 2023 model.
In terms of technologies and features, expect the 2023 model to come with similar features. It means that you can expect the wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7 inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, 4 USB ports, and also 6-speaker audio as the standard. Optional features include a 7-speaker Bose audio, wireless charging pad, 8 inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, and navigation system.
Powertrain and Performance
If the upcoming Terrain is designed as the carryover model, then the 2023 Terrain should be coming with only one powertrain. The standard unit would be the four cylinder turbocharged with 1.5 liter capacity, generating 170 hp and 203 Nm of torque. This unit would be paired with standard auto 9 speed transmission and front wheel driving system. All wheel drive would be offered as an alternative option.
For the safety features, the current Terrain has auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, auto high beam, lane keeping assist, and Teen Driver system. For the extra features, you can expect park assist, adaptive cruise control, head up display, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, and rear cross traffic alert.
Being the sixth model for this second gen Terrain, this SUV is been scheduled to start producing in the 22nd of August 2022. This is the same time for Chevrolet to produce the Equinox. Both Equinox and Terrain would be manufactured at San Luis Potosi manufacturing plant, in Mexico. The date is set after the plant has finished making the Chevrolet Onix.
Release Date and Price
The 2023 GMC Terrain is designed to compete against powerful and tough brands, such as Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and Ford Bronco Sport. The company starts taking orders in the late June, and production is scheduled to start somewhere in late August. But the date hasn’t been written on the stone, so don’t hold your horses just yet. Hopefully, the SUV can arrive at major dealerships before 2022 ends. Exact date hasn’t been known.
If there is no change happening to the 2023 model (remember, it’s most likely coming as a carryover model), the price shouldn’t change either. It’s highly likely that the price will remain the same, which means that it can start from $29,000 to $37,800 – destination fee included. Because we still don’t know much about the 2023 GMC Terrain, let’s wait for more official launch and release.