GMC is toying with the idea of adding an entry-level model to slot in below the redesigned Terrain.

Duncan Aldred, head of Buick and GMC worldwide, told Automotive News a sub-$25,000 crossover is "a logical place" for the brand to compete.

"To me, there is more room for SUVs in the GMC stable," Aldred was quoted as saying. "An obvious place for GMC to be if it expands is that small SUV segment."

Aldred wouldn't be drawn on specific plans, but he did unequivocally rule out a Wrangler competitor from GMC, citing the many brands who've tried and failed to supplant the Jeep's popularity.

It's more likely that GMC will get its own version of the Buick Encore/Chevrolet Trax twins, both of which take their bones from the European market Opel Mokka. A subcompact GMC would allow the brand to fight Jeep's pairing of Compass and Renegade, both of which undercut the $26,000+ Terrain.

The Encore has been responsible for Buick's success since 2015, becoming the brand's biggest volume mover as the industry transitioned to a crossover heavy mix.

It's unclear when GMC is planning to announce its newest crossover, but either the LA Auto Show in December or January's 2018 North International Auto Show in Detroit are both good bets.