2012 Terrain Getting New Gadgets
GM adding a host of new technologies to GMC's cute ute.
April 4, 2011
By: Nick Saporito
The GMC Terrain is expected to gain a slew of new features for 2012 as GM strives to keep the successful CUV fresh in its third model year. According to dealership sources, the Terrain will end up getting a new infotainment system and other technological gadgets.
It should come as no surprise that Terrain is slated to get the ‘next-gen’ infotainment system; GMI has known for some time that the technology would be available in the CUV’s platform mate, the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, as well as the 2012 Chevrolet Volt under the branding “Chevrolet MyLink.” MyLink adds new connectivity options for devices like smartphones and media players, integrated Pandora® Internet radio, hands-free voice control and a high-resolution touch screen interface.
Among the new safety features coming to Terrain for 2012 are a blind spot alert system, a collision avoidance system and a lane departure warning system.
GM’s lane departure system utilizes a pair of cameras that monitor highway markings from their perches at the front of the vehicle. The system alerts the driver with visual and audio cues when the cameras detect the vehicle veering outside its lane.
GMI has not been told if the Chevrolet Equinox will also receive the new safety features.
Production of the 2012 GMC Terrain begins July 18th at GM’s CAMI Automotive assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.