GMC's Next Terrain Coming For The 2026 Model Year

GMC’s press materials make no mention of exactly when the next Terrain SUV will arrive. “GMC plans to reveal the next-generation Terrain later this year,” they read. It appears someone at GMC forgot to scrub useful information from the photo file names, which reads “my26terrain-homePage-1920x1440-v2” and suggests the Terrain will arrive in 2025 as a 2026 model year car.

When it does arrive, were hoping GMC includes some improvements that should elevate the little SUV. For starters, we’d love to see an update on the powertrain, which thankfully is standard fare for a model refresh like this. While lesser GM models can get by with the Terrain’s 175-hp 1.5L four-banger, we feel the luxurious GMC ought to benefit from some more grunt. The automaker has loads of more powerful and economical engines to choose from at this point, and we won’t rule out hybridization. We’d also like to see a more concentrated effort placed on the AT4 trim. Many of GMC’s other AT4 models have seen increased off-road capability in recent years, and expanding that to the small crossover seems like a winning idea when so many other brands choose to do so as well. For now, we’ll have to wait for more information to appear ahead of the car’s debut.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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