We’ve not yet seen the crossover ourselves, but we’ve learned that the 2010 GMC Terrain, built upon the recently unveiled 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, will debut at the 2009 New York auto show in April.
Although a crossover of this size is new to GMC’s portfolio in the U.S, it’s nothing the brand hasn’t toyed with abroad. Geo Trackers were sold in Canada as GMCs for a short period in the 1990s, and a rebadged Saturn Vue is presently sold in the Middle East as a GMC Terrain (pictured). While that model is little more than an Acadia-like grille tacked onto a Vue, we’re told the new Terrain carries more GMC design DNA – picture a smaller Acadia, if you will. We’ve yet to hear details on the Terrain’s powertrain, but we wouldn’t be surprised if engines offered in the Equinox, including a direct-injection 2.4-liter I-4, appear in the GMC as well. We’ll know for certain come April 8, when we’ll see the latest iteration of GM’s Theta crossover in person. Stay with Automobile Magazine for all the latest from the New York auto show. Source: Ward’s