GMC is shaking things up in the SUV segment. The American carmaker recently unveiled the newly-redesigned 2016 GMC Terrain, showcasing the popular SUV’s bold, new design. Through a combination of space, design, and technology, GMC has made the Terrain even more appealing than ever before.
“Terrain is a popular choice in the growing compact SUV segment, introducing drivers to GMC’s professional grade design and features,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The changes for 2016 provide consumers with even more reasons to consider Terrain as it continues to be a smart choice for customers seeking versatility, style, and technology.”
The 2016 GMC Terrain debut offered a glimpse at a variety of improvements, including new front and rear fascias, a power dome hood design, and a revised model lineup, which now includes SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT, and Denali. With these new revisions and an endless number of available features, the five-seat Terrain is the perfect option for many consumers.
GMC will release pricing for the 2016 Terrain at a future time and the SUV is set to go on sale in the fall. Make sure you check back to Warsaw Buick GMC in the future for more information about the popular vehicle.
Buick’s small crossover, the Encore, will soon be upstaged by rivals when it comes to power. Currently, the Encore comes with the sole option of a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 138 horsepower – which is less than what the upcoming Mazda CX-3 and Jeep Renegade will offer. The automaker is not only aware of the issue, but prepared to do something about it.
According to Buick-GMC’s U.S. vice president, Duncan Aldred, a more powerful Buick Encore could be on the way. The Encore was the brand’s third-best-selling vehicle in 2014 – momentum the automaker hopes to maintain. In an effort to further expand the crossover’s sales, Duncan acknowledges that more power may be necessary.
“I’m looking to grow volumes, and we’re always looking at customer feedback for what changes we need to make,” Aldred said to Automotive News. “But there’s always a trade-off between cost and benefit.”
Aldred does mention that the Encore’s power is not generally a complaint among consumers, but rather journalists who test drive the vehicle. Now that competitors will offer more powerful engines though, it might be time for Buick to offer a more powerful engine option.
Here at Warsaw Buick GMC, we think the current Encore can certainly hold its own, but look forward to the possibility of a more powerful engine option, too. Tell us in the comments: would you opt for a more powerful engine in your Encore?
Do you miss the Hummer? It’s been gone from the new car marketplace for a couple years now, after being dropped out of the GM lineup. However, something exciting might be in the works now. Rumors are trickling out from GMC about a new “American G-Wagen” in development right now, a new “super-capable off-road SUV” that will fill that giant gaping space ripped into the new car landscape by the Hummer on its way out.
Details, of course, are scarce right now, but that doesn’t stop us here at Warsaw Buick GMC from speculating on what a new Hummer successor might look, feel, and drive like. First of all, it seems pretty clear this won’t just be another Chevrolet vehicle re-badged as a GMC; it will be a completely new vehicle express-built to deal with off-road, all-terrain landscapes. The new vehicle might make use of current GMC technologies like the K2XX body-on-frame platform and powerful diesel engines.
GMC’s Hummer successor will target the same market as the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ Cruiser is in its last production year—so GMC’s timing is perfect to introduce a new competitor in this off-road focused segment.