GMC 2013 Terrain Denali Debuts
GMC is expanding its Denali sub-brand with the debut of the 2013 Terrain Denali. The Terrain's optional 3.0-liter V6 will be replaced by a more powerful direct injection, 3.6-liter engine in model year 2013 that delivers 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, but still has the fuel economy of its predecessor.
“Denali is growing fast,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “With seven different models, sales for this brand within a brand increased 79 percent from 2010 to 2011. With this in mind, the decision to create a more-upscale Terrain was an easy one.”
GMC says Terrain’s standard Ecotec 2.4-liter I-4 with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing is also available for buyers looking to combine Denali’s high-end appointments with a best-in-class 32 highway mpg (2WD model). Front-wheel drive is standard on Terrain Denali, with all-wheel drive available for both engines.
Some of the upscale features include: signature chrome grille, satin chrome accents, body color rocker panels with satin chrome molding, and new headlamp and taillamp design. Inside, the Terrain has soft-touch black leather with contrast stitching, as well as red accent lighting. Other interior updates include, a soft-touch instrument panel with French stitching, smoked mahogany wood trim accents, and eight-way power driver and passenger seats.
Standard safety features include, forward collision alert and lane departure warning which GM says uses the industry’s first single-camera crash-avoidance system to visually and audibly warn drivers when a collision is imminent or the vehicle crosses a lane marker. Also standard on the Terrain Denali, a programmable power liftgate.
GMC says pricing and availability of the 2013 Terrain Denali and Terrain 3.6L V-6 models will be announced closer to the on-sale date in the third quarter of 2012.