2011 GMC Terrain | Small SUV | StabiliTrak for Vehicle Safety
Bret Dick, Performance Integration Engineer for 10 years, helped develop StabiliTrak on the GMC Terrain Small SUV. StabiliTrak detects when there is loss of control of the vehicle and helps the driver with applying brakes and even cut engine power to guide the driver in the direction they want to go.
StabiliTrak uses a steering angle sensor, yaw sensor, and lateral accelerometer wheel speed sensors, with the hydraulic brake pump to assist the driver in quick situations. This technology helps make the Terrain a safe vehicle and in Bret's words, save lives. For information go to http://www.gmc.com/terrain/features-specs/options.html.
2011 GMC Terrain | Small SUV | Vehicle Design
The vehicle design of the 2012 GMC Terrain Small SUV is discussed by Dave Poniatowski (Product Manager), Steve McCabe (Lead Exterior Designer) and Lisa Hutchinson (Crossover Product Director). The SUV inherits the GMC tradition of trucks with an athletic chiseled stance and an architectural aesthetic. The base wheel is 17"" alloy , with the 6 cylinder engine having an 18"" wheel alloy with the option to upgrade to a 19"" tire. The interior of the Terrain was also designed with the intention of a premium experience. Great lengths were also made to make the interior as quiet as possible.
For more information go to http://www.gmc.com/terrain-small-suv.html.
GMC 2013 Terrain Denali | Trade Secrets Interviews
When the 2013 Terrain Denali was introduced in New York City, GMC created an environment that helped to communicate what it means to be "Denali" with the help of our Trade Secrets partners Eric Stromer and Chef Sam Talbot. Watch here to see how they interpreted the meaning of "Denali" and their initial reactions upon seeing the Terrain Denali revealed for the first time.
2012 GMC Terrain | Small SUV | Vehicle Performance Technology
The vehicle performance to the 2012 GMC Terrain Small SUV is discussed by Doug Smith (Production Engineering Manager), Tim Herrick (Global Vehicle Chief Engineer), Dave Poniatowski (Production Manager), and Lisa Hutchinson (Crossover Product Manager). The GMC Terrain has two powertrains available- the 4 cylinder with a 182 horsepower engine, a towing capacity of 1500 lbs and the 6 cylinder with a towing capacity of 3500lbs. Both powertrains use Variable Valve Timing, Direct injection Dual Overhead CAMs, and 6 speed transmissions which drive performance and fuel economy. The 4 cylinder engine has an Eco Button, or Economy Mode, which provides the maximum amount of fuel economy by changing the shift pattern.
The Small SUV is also an All Wheel Drive (AWD) Vehicle which provides power to all four wheels when necessary. The 112"" wheel base is also the largest in its segment for ride handling reasons and provide a comfortable 2nd row egress. The 5 passenger vehicle uses a multi flex seating system to expand its cargo capacity. Using all the benefits and features available to crossovers, the Terrain also has child safety locks right on the console.
For more information go to http://www.gmc.com/terrain-small-suv.html.
EPA estimated mpg (2WD) 32 Hwy. Based on 2012 GM Compact SUV Traditional Segment. Excludes other GM Vehicles.
Cargo capacity limited by weight distribution.
When properly equipped Max trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any options necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver.
Holm Automotive Center employees take advantage of a Kansas snowstorm to demonstrate the capabilities of GM's electronic stability controll system, Stabilitrak
Test Drive: 2011 GMC Terrain SLT
In this video, we take a test drive of the all-new 2011 GMC Terrain SLT. We take the car through the neighborhood and highway while displaying some notable features from the passenger seat and the rear-seat perspective.
*NOTE: This is my first test drive video and some things didn't come out. Don't Complain!*
Stabilitrak: A Proactive Roll Avoidance/Roll-Over Mitigation system for GM vehicles.
Trailer Sway Control Demonstration on the 2013 Terrain Denali Small SUV
Trailer Sway Control is an integral part of Stabilitrak electronic stability control and is standard on all GMC trucks, SUVs and Crossovers. Under intense conditions, Trailer Sway Control automatically activates the vehicle's brakes to dampen trailer sway, and reduces engine torque to slow the vehicle to a safer speed. Watch this tech demonstration of Trailer Sway Control using the 2013 Terrain Denali small SUV. For more information on the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali small SUV, or the standard safety features on GMC vehicles, visit: http://www.gmc.com/2013-terrain-denali-small-suv.html.
2013 GMC Terrain Acceleration Test
2013 Terrain's New V-6 Proves Itself on Test Track
New 3.6L has more power and more torque, same fuel efficiency
DETROIT -- When the 2013 Terrain goes on sale later this year, its optional 3.6L V-6 will make it the quickest, most powerful iteration yet of GMC's small SUV. After final testing, engineers confirm the new engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds.
"Straight-line acceleration to 60 in under seven seconds is a great proof point for the 2013 Terrain, but the benefit this engine upgrade has for drivers goes much deeper," said Essy Ipakchian, lead development engineer for the Terrain. "They'll notice improved passing power with fewer downshifts, as well as stronger towing performance."
The SAE-certified 301-horsepower, 3.6L engine uses technologies like direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to deliver power and torque gains accompanied by EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that are equal to its predecessor -- 17/24 mpg for front-drive models and 16/23 mpg when paired with Terrain's all-wheel drive system.
Torque output is rated at 272 lb-ft, a gain of 22.5 percent. Towing capacity for the Terrain V-6 is rated at 3,500 pounds.
"This new 2013 Terrain engine delivers the uncompromised performance our customers desire," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. "It's the most powerful V-6 the brand has ever produced, and our engineers deserve credit for achieving that without sacrificing fuel economy."
Terrain's 3.6L engine replaces the current 3.0L V-6 in the third quarter of 2012 with the arrival of 2013 models. It will be available as a standalone, $1,500 option on SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2 models.
For the all-new 2013 Terrain Denali luxury small SUV, the V-6 will be a $1,750 option that also includes upgraded 19-inch chrome-clad wheels.
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles and the brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC is the only manufacturer to offer three full-size hybrid trucks with the Yukon, Yukon Denali SUVs and the Sierra pickup. The new Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks in the market. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.
2011 GMC Terrain | Small SUV | Laptop Bin
Montré Stewart points out the laptop bin of the 2011 GMC Terrain, the Small SUV. It is large enough to fit a laptop and sits directly next to the driver. For more information go to http://www.gmc.com/terrain-small-suv.html.
GMC Stabilitrak Engineer | The People Behind GMC
Marcey Kewish, GMC Product Development Engineer on Chassis Control, is proud to have grow up in the Michigan Automotive Industry with a mechanic father who worked in a machine shop. After Marcey graduated from the University of Michigan she already knew she wanted to carry on the tradition and work in the automotive industry. Currently she is going back to school to get her masters and has to balance work life, personal life, and school life which exhibits the qualities of what it takes to be Professional Grade. This drive for achievement carries over in her work at GMC. She is proud to be responsible for the "button on the dashboard with the squiggly lines". This button, for the Stabilitrak system, she develops for full size heavy duty trucks and vans. At the GM Proving Grounds she attempts to replicate driving situations that require Stabilitrak, such as a truck and trailer going into a jackknife, similar to a guy who would be hauling a fifth wheel camper on vacation. Her focus on achieving great things contributes to GMC's dedication to build the world's best vehicles.
For more information visit http://www.gmc.com.
2012 GMC Terrain | Small SUV | Vehicle Safety | Forward Collision Alert System
Ray Kiefer, Crash Avoidance Safety Engineer, discusses the Forward Collision Alert Camera System on the 2012 GMC Terrain Small SUV. The system provides an affordable package of safety features that can be adjusted right at the steering wheel. At 25 mph and the forward collision alert camera will notify if the driver is tailgaiting or approaching a vehicle too rapidly. At 35 mph and above the lane departure warning will engage to notify if the vehicle is swerving which may assist a tired or distracted driver. For more information visit http://media.gmc.com/content/media/us/en/gmc/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Sep/0929_terrain .