2012 GMC Terrain Changes Officially Announced in Columbia SC

GMC Terrain Navigation System

A seven-inch touchscreen will become standard equipment on the 2012 GMC Terrain.

Today, GMC announced the changes coming for the 2012 to the GMC Terrain, one of the most popular crossover SUV offerings in the Columbia, South Carolina area.  Terrain has been wildly popular since its arrival as a 2010 model thanks to its mix of premium features and compact, efficient packaging, and the 2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia SC will continue to expand on this successful formula.

The only change under the hood comes to the standard 2.4L, 182-horsepower Ecotec four-cylinder engine.  Capable of achieving an EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon on gasoline, the engine now adds FlexFuel capability.  This allows Terrain to run on blends of gasoline and ethanol, up to a blend of 85% ethanol known as E85.  (For comparison, most gasoline today contains up to 10% ethanol with the aim of controlling emissions.)  By allowing Terrain to run on ethanol where it’s available, Columbia drivers can help reduce reliance on petroleum and potentially even save money should gas prices continue to climb.

On the exterior, new 18-inch chrome-clad wheels add a stylish touch to Terrain’s rugged styling.  Standard on top-shelf SLT-2 models and available on SLT-1 and SLE-2 models, these new wheels are bound to be a popular choice among Columbia’s drivers.  Two exterior colors, Cyber Gray Metallic and Merlot Jewel Metallic, will cease to be available in 2012; at this point, no new colors have been announced to add to the lineup.

Perhaps the most radical change for 2012 on the GMC Terrain is on the interior, where the standard audio system has been dropped for an all-new audio system featuring seven-inch touch screens across the board.  The popular USB port remains standard, and speed-compensated volume will ensure you’re able to hear every note as you roll down the highway.  This also provides an even better display for the standard rearview camera, which will now display on the touchscreen instead of on a display in the rearview mirror.  In addition, the comfort-grip vinyl steering wheel that comes on the entry-level SLE-1 model will receive audio controls for even easier command of the audio system.  (Previously, Columbia drivers had to move up to the SLE-2 model in order to receive it.)

Pricing has not been announced yet for the 2012 GMC Terrain, but that information will come out closer to the beginning of production on July 18.  The 2012 Terrain is available from Jim Hudson GMC, the #1 GMC dealer in the state of South Carolina.  Columbia drivers have trusted Jim Hudson for over 30 years to provide professional grade trucks and SUVs with a commitment to complete customer satisfaction.  In addition to being the top-selling GMC dealer in South Carolina, Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership ten years in a row and counting by readers of The State.  Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, South Carolina, and can be reached toll-free at (888) 377-4971.  For more information, visit Jim Hudson’s GMC Terrain Columbia SC page on their website.

2011 GMC Terrain Trailering Ratings Delight Columbia SC Drivers

GMC Terrain Tow Rating

Properly equipped, the 2011 GMC Terrain can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Ever since its arrival for 2010, the GMC Terrain has been a wildly popular choice for South Carolina drivers looking for the room and capability of a mid-size five-passenger SUV in a smarter, more efficient package.  While Columbia drivers flock to Terrain for a number of reasons including its impressive EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon, others pick Terrain for its capabilities when towing a trailer.

Equipped with the standard 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder, Terrain is capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.  Featuring direct injection and variable valve timing, this Ecotec engine is designed to maximize fuel economy without sacrificing power.  While direct-injection engines have historically had the drawback of extra engine noise, Terrain features active noise cancellation using the factory audio system to counteract the additional noise to provide a quiet ride all through the highways of South Carolina.

Also available is a powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine making 264 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque.  Featuring the same direct injection and variable valve timing technologies found in the four-cylinder engine, V6-powered Terrain models are capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.  In addition, the V6 engine is a flex fuel engine capable of running on blends of gasoline and ethanol up to E85, allowing Terrain to handle more sustainable fuels than pure gasoline in the future.  The V6 engine is available on SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2 models in your choice of front- and all-wheel drive, and also offers an upgraded alternator and battery for added assurance on the road.

In addition, hooking up a trailer to the 2011 GMC Terrain is easier than ever with optional factory-installed trailering equipment (option code V92), which includes a class II 1-1/4″ receiver hitch and a four-wire connection.  Available on SLE-2 and all SLT models with either engine, it greatly simplifies getting Terrain ready to tow and ensures that all the components will be backed by GMC’s 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. (Whichever comes first.)  Terrain also offers additional attractive features to make trailering easy, including a standard rearview camera to make backing up to hook everything up even easier, while available touchscreen navigation makes getting to your destination a simple process whether you enter the directions manually or by using OnStar service (standard for six months) to download directions from Google Maps, Mapquest, or an OnStar Advisor available at the press of the blue button on your rearview mirror.

GMC Terrain Dealers in South Carolina

When looking at the 2011 GMC Terrain, it’s important to seek out a professional grade GMC dealer to match your new professional grade Terrain.  Jim Hudson GMC in Columbia, South Carolina was the number one GMC dealership in the state for sales in 2010, and continues to be a leading GMC dealership in South Carolina.  Because Jim Hudson sells so many GMC trucks, vans, and SUVs, it is able to maintain a great selection of GMC Terrain crossover SUVs even in the face of high nationwide demand.  Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone at (803) 783-0110.  Interested Columbia shoppers can jump directly to Columbia SC GMC Terrain inventory on Jim Hudson’s website.

GMC Terrain for sale in South Carolina

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