2013 GMC Terrain Obtains a New V-6 Engine and a Denali Trim


GMC has recently upgraded one of its famous crossover models popularly known as the GMC Terrain. This particular strategy is considered as a part of the preparation for the brand’s release of the 2013 Terrain line-up. Among the most significant changes that were implemented by GMC on the 2013 GMC Terrain was the use of a new V-6 engine on some of the Terrain’s existing models as well as the introduction of a top-shelf Denali trim into the line-up.

Although the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine will still be available, some of the trims of the 2013 GMC Terrain will be powered by a larger and a more powerful 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6 engine. The 3.6-liter engine which is capable of producing up to 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque will serve as the replacement for the outgoing 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Due to this, it is expected that the 2013 versions of the Terrain are more capable and powerful compared to its predecessors.

But despite of the increase in size and maximum power output generated by the new V-6 engine used on the 2013 GMC Terrain, GMC has assured the buying public that the latest version of the crossover still offers the same fuel economy ratings provided by the outgoing 3.0-liter V-6. This simply means that the Terrain which is powered by the new V-6 engine still holds the fuel economy ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city, 25 miles per gallon on the highway, and 20 miles per gallon combined for the front-wheel drive version while the all-wheel drive version still owns the ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city, 24 miles per gallon on the highway, and 20 miles per gallon combined.

But aside from the use of a new engine, GMC will also include the Denali trim on the Terrain’s line-up for this year and this will serve as the most upscale model for 2013. GMC has improved the exterior and interior features of the Denali trim. On the outside, the Denali trim obtained the brand’s signature chrome grille, new sets of taillamps and headlamps, and the chrome-finish exhaust outlets.

In addition to this, the Denali’s interior has also received a significant upgrade and this includes the availability of red accent lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an instrument panel with soft-touch and French stitching, and the seat covers made of soft-touch black leather.

Although GMC has failed to provide the pricing details for the Denali, they brand has clearly confirmed that this model will be offered with a number of useful standard equipments such as the color touch radio, eight-way passenger and driver seats, smartphone integration system, and more safety features particularly the lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

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