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2015 GMC TERRAIN OFFERS GREATER CONNECTIVITY

GMC Terrain remains a favorite in the compact crossover §egmènt, introducing drivers to the brand's professional grade design and features in a well-appointed vehicle. Terrain Denali delivers an extra touch of luxury wîth exceptional style and the latest technologies.

In 2015, the Terrain lineup focuses on helping drivers stay connected in their busy lives wîth two new features, including new OnStar wîth 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes wîth a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.

Rounding out the new features are two exterior colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic and Cypress Green Metallic.

The 2015 Terrain features power and efficiency highlighted by the standard Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder engine wîth direct injection and camshaft phasing to optimize performance and fuel efficiency – enabling EPA-rated 32 mpg on the highway (FWD models). An available 3.6L V-6 engine wîth direct injection and continuously variable valve timing is SAE certified at 301 horsepower (224 kW) and 272 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque.

Terrain is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, in SLE and SLT trim levels, as well as the Denali. All models include four-wheel disc brakes wîth StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control, as well as six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags, head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags.

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 182 hp
Torque: 172 ft-lbs

Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 302 hp
Torque: 270 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic, 6-speed Automatic
Denali details
The Terrain Denali brings an exceptional level of style, power and refinement to the §egmènt. Únique exterior and interior appointments, exclusive wheels and design cues set it apart from competitors. A chrome grille, body-color fascias and rocker moldings, satin-chrome accents, specific headlamp and taillamp designs, and dual chrome-finish exhaust outlets (single outlet wîth the 2.4L) emit a look of superior finishes. Denali-specific 18-inch (with the 2.4L) or 19-inch (with the 3.6L) wheels complete its sculpted appearance.


Interior highlights for the Terrain Denali offer a sophisticated feel wîth soft-touch Jet Black leather lining the seats and door inserts. Denali-exclusive touches such as contrast stitching, along wîth a soft-touch instrument panel and leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth smoked mahogany wood accents, contribute to a luxurious interior.

Additional cabin details include:
◾Embossed Denali logos on front seatbacks
◾Smoked mahogany wood trim accents
◾Denali illuminated front sill plates
◾Eight-way power driver and passenger seat
◾Standard sunroof.

Dual-flow dampers are exclusive to the Terrain Denali's suspension system and provide a smoother ride and improved handling by controlling suspension dampening across a broader range of driving conditions.

Exceptional safety features on the Terrain Denali include the standard forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems, which uses a single-camera crash-avoidance system to visually and audibly warn drivers when a collision is imminent or the vehicle crosses a lane marker. The side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert, also standard, use radar technology to watch spots the driver may not be able to see and provide visible and audible warnings to help avoid collisions.

With the touch of a button, Terrain Denali drivers can access several convenience features, such as a programmable power liftgate, which allows access to the vehicle's 63.9 cubic feet (1,810 liters) of cargo space behind the first row, while a memory function stops the liftgate at a chosen height to help shorter drivers or accommodate low garage heights. Other technology available on Terrain Denali includes color touch navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Terrain exterior features
A bold exterior design sets Terrain apart from other midsize crossover vehicles on the road wîth a refined, sculpted body that is accented wîth a sleek, yet angular, appearance. Eighteen-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels (standard on SLT-2 and available on SLE-2 and SLT-1 models) and 17-inch aluminum wheels (on SLE and SLT-1 models) emphasize a powerful stance, while chrome details add another level of style.

Other exterior features include:
◾Body-color mirrors and door handles on SLE and SLT-1
◾Fog lamps are standard on all models
◾Projector-beam headlamps and foglamps are standard on all models
◾Nineteen-inch chrome-clad wheels are available on SLE-2 and SLT models wîth the 3.6L engine
◾Programmable power liftgate can be set to open to a lower height to clear garage obstructions or make it easier to reach for those of shorter stature.

Terrain's exterior colors for 2015 include Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Cypress Green Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Carbon Black Metallic, Summit White, Champagne Silver Metallic, Onyx Black and Iridium Metallic. Terrain Denali is offered exclusively in Quicksilver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Carbon Black Metallic, Summit White and Iridium Metallic.

Terrain interior features
Inside the Terrain's spacious cabin, premium interior features have been designed wîth high standards of functionality and materials that exude a commanding and structured feel. From the warm ambient lighting to the contrast stitching details, the Terrain is home to many comfort and convenience controls that make driving this vehicle seem effortless.

The standard and §egmènt-exclusive MultiFlex sliding rear seat can be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches (200 mm), providing increased passenger comfort – including 39.9-inches (1,013mm) of legroom – or greater rear cargo capacity, while the 60/40-split rear seatback offers additional configurations for passengers and cargo. The rear cargo area offers 31.6 cubic feet (894 liters) of storage, as well as one of the Terrain's four auxiliary power outlets.

Additional interior features include:
◾Automatic climate control is standard on SLE-2, SLT models and Denali
◾Color touch radio wîth seven-inch touch-screen display, ÚSB and auxiliary inputs is standard on all models
◾Premium Pioneer sound system wîth subwoofer and amplifier is standard on SLE-2, SLT models and Denali
◾Rear-seat entertainment system is available on SLT-2 and Denali
◾Ambient lighting around the door handles, center console and cup holders is standard on all models
◾Heated driver and front passenger seats are standard on SLT models and Denali and available SLE-2.
◾Tilting and telescoping §teering column is standard on all models
◾Úniversal home remote is standard on SLT2 and Denali and available on SLT-1
◾A sunroof is standard on SLT-2 and Denali.

Interior color choices for 2015 include Jet Black, Light Titanium and Brownstone. Terrain Denali is offered exclusively in Jet Black.

IntelliLink and OnStar 4G LTE
GMC IntelliLink combines wîth OnStar to bring §egmènt-exclusive infotainment technology to Terrain at a time more and more consumers are buying smartphones. IntelliLink extends the OnStar experience from safety and security to information and entertainment by seamlessly integrating the capability of a smartphone into the vehicle so that hand-held phones may be safely stowed while driving.

Text Messaging Alerts and Siri Eyes Free features aid drivers wîth the latest in technology. With Text Messaging Alerts, the driver can be alerted to new messages and can have them read aloud, view and respond to them (functionality depends on the smartphone). Siri Eyes Free enables iPhone4S and iPhone 5 users to access Siri via the §teering wheel controls and check calendar entries, have text messages read and respond to them, place calls or call up music.

Android phone users can also use the §teering wheel controls to access their phone's voice recognition features.

Additional IntelliLink features include:

◾Hands-free voice control system powered by Nuance®, which allows simple voice commands to initiate phone calls and select radio stations or media from portable MP3 players and smart phones.
◾Pandora Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio allow users to create personalized radio stations based on favorite artists or genres. IntelliLink integrates control of both of these apps for a driver-directed listening experience.
◾Gracenote® identifies the music collection on the driver's ÚSB device, MP3 player or smart phone and presents information such as artist name, genres and album cover art on the IntelliLink screen.
◾ÚSB connectivity adds the ability to play music files directly from flash memory devices, and gives the customer the ability to update IntelliLink wîth future enhancements.

GMC's Color Touch navigation radio features a touch-screen control that incorporates all of the IntelliLink features and more. It is available on SLE-2, SLT models and Terrain Denali. SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three-month trial period) is standard on all models.

Complementing IntelliLink to enhance Terrain's connectivity is new OnStar wîth 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes wîth a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.

4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than 3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of OnStar hardware. And wîth OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on the same network and it's easy to use: If the vehicle is on, the connection is on.

At the time of purchase, six months OnStar Directions and Connections includes all of OnStar's advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as turn-by-turn navigation. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate the horn and lights from anywhere wîth a data connection. It also includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of a vehicle's engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer to simplify service scheduling.

Powertrain details
GMC Terrain's standard Ecotec 2.4L engine and available 3.6L V-6 feature fuel-saving direct injection and continuously variable valve timing. The 2.4L delivers 182 horsepower (136 kW) wîth an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 32 mpg (FWD models).

The 3.6L is rated at 301 horsepower (224 kW) and 272 lb-ft of torque (369 Nm) and uses lightweight components that contribute to the Terrain's fuel efficiency while boosting horsepower. An integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design saves about 13 pounds compared to a non-integrated design, while a composite intake manifold saves about 5.5 pounds vs. an aluminum intake. Additionally, a lightweight structural front cover and high-strength connecting rods save additional weight.

An efficient six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models and an 'Eco' transmission mode on 2.4L-equipped models alters shift points to improve fuel economy.

Chassis and suspension
Terrain engineers have ensured a smooth, quiet ride by building on a body-integral structure wîth single-piece body side stampings and targeted applications of high-strength steel. The strong structure supports a four-wheel independent suspension system that – wîth a long, 112.5-inch (2,857 mm) wheelbase and wide front and rear tracks – contributes to car-like ride and handling traits. The long wheelbase and wide tracks reduce body roll for a more stable driving experience.

Additional features include:
◾Rack-mounted ZF Steering Systems electric power §teering gear on 2.4L-equipped models; hydraulic power rack-and-pinion §teering on 3.6L V-6-equipped models
◾Available all-wheel drive
◾Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control helps keep the vehicle in its intended path in the event of an emergency maneuver
◾Standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes wîth traction control.

Safety and crash-avoidance features
Superior safety features are a cornerstone attribute of the GMC Terrain. Built on a solid structure that includes strategic applications of high-strength steel to protect occupants in the event of a crash, the Terrain is equipped wîth several safety components to avoid crashes or protect occupants in the event of one, including:
◾Six standard air bags including dual frontal air bags, head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags
◾Standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes wîth Electronic Brake Force Distribution, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control and rollover mitigation.
◾Standard rear-vision camera that helps drivers identify objects behind the vehicle
◾Standard tire pressure monitoring system
◾Forward collision alert is standard on SLT-2 and Denali and available on SLE-2 and SLT-1
◾Lane departure warning is standard on SLT-2 and Denali and available on SLE-2 and SLT-1
◾Side blind zone alert is standard on Denali
◾Rear cross traffic alert is standard on Denali.

Source - GMC

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