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2010 GMC Terrain Launched @ NY Auto Show -Aztek 2?  
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

General Motors has too little cash and simply too many sales divisions, and the result is (again) too much "badge engineering".

2010 GMC Terrain


The 2010 GMC Terrain doesn't suffer badge engineering to the degree that its predecessor, the now-discontinued Pontiac Torrent, but it's close. Based on the new generation Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain will come with slightly more standard equipment than the new Equinox, is available in front wheel drive or all-wheel drive with either an inline 4 cylinder or V-6 configurations, and carrying a pricetag from from the low to the upper $20K USD.

2010 GMC Terrain


Underneath it all, the Terrain will be similar to the Chevy Equinox's spec sheet: a standard 2.4-liter Ecotec gas direct-injection four cylinder or an optional 3.0-liter gas direct-injection V-6, with fuel economy ranging up to 30 mpg highway with the Ecotec four cylinder. That's amazing fuel economy for a 2 ton CUV.

2010 GMC Terrain interior


To be blunt, the styling of the Terrain is, at best, questionable. The square fender openings that look so muscular and appropriate on the much larger GMC Acadia suddently look cartoon-ish, along the lines of what Jeep did with their Patriot and Compass fenders. And the huge dripping in chrome grille is as over the top as the Lincoln MKS grille to me. One thing is certain: When the new Terrain replaces the Torrent in Pontiac/Buick/GMC dealers this summer, will buyers look at the Terrain and think it's the reincarnation of late, unloved Pontiac Aztek?

[Edited 2009-04-06 23:33:51]

[Edited 2009-04-06 23:34:42]


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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Another SUV that makes me feel like I've seen it a thousand times already.

But that's because I have.

*yawn*



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Ah, my tax dollars at work.

Seriously...is this a joke? It's not funny. My first thought when I saw the exterior was that this is exactly what the 2010 Family Truckster would look like.

What a kludge.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21881 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

That grill is ugly as sin, but other than that it's not bad looking. Certainly a lot better than the Aztek. The interior looks nice too - I just hope they don't go for cheap materials in it.

It's not a bad showing, but you can tell it's another example of rebadging. I'm not sure whether that's beneficial to GM in the long run.

-Mir



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2929 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):

To be blunt, the styling of the Terrain is, at best, questionable.

Yeah really. Although I was surprised by the interior. I kinda like it. In a I-could-settle-with-it type way.

I just hope they use better materials than those cheap recycled plastics they've put in every other one of their cars.But for $20k? Not gonna happen. Queue the cardboard seats and Styrofoam dash please  Yeah sure

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 1):
Another SUV that makes me feel like I've seen it a thousand times already.

 checkmark  Ditto. Ghastly like all the other ones out there; well, the American and Asian ones at least


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Kinda cool.

Wonder who'll build it after GM goes under?


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2920 times:



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 2):
My first thought when I saw the exterior was that this is exactly what the 2010 Family Truckster would look like.

Big version: Width: 450 Height: 264 File size: 18kb
1983 Family Truckster


What GM needs is to bring the new Corsa, Cruze, and Insignia to the North American marketplace ASAP, get some clean-burning turbo-diesel engines over here (to compete with the VW TDI variants) and to deliver the Volt before everyone that really wants a high-efficiency sedan buys either a Insight or a Pruis.



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21522 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2910 times:

Immediate impression: The dinosaur's last roar.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
2010 GMC Terrain Launched @ NY Auto Show -Aztek 2?

April Fools was last week!

Is this just a really bad joke?


I'll take a 1983 Family Truckster over this abomination in a heartbeat!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
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Those Avalanche-esque fender flares seem to have the opposite effect to what was intended. They make the wheels/tires seem small, and they (visually) give the car a narrow, top-heavy stance. They make the wheels seem about two sizes too small for the car.

The lights over the exhaust pipes are a very odd touch.

The roof rack rails will be too short for many pieces of cargo. Kayaks, canoes, and certain luggage boxes, for example.

I like how the rear glass extends downward in the middle. If you can indeed see through the lower part around the rear wiper, it seems like a smart way to increase rearward visibility.

Overall, this seems to be another case of the designers slapping on too many tacky design touches (a la Aztek and Avalanche), and overpowering what might otherwise have been a good, clean concept.

2H4



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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Another SUV? Do they ever learn anything? So much for the "permanent shift towards smaller cars." Gas is going to go up again (and is on the rise as I speak), and GM will [again] regret not developing more small cars when they had ample opportunities to do so. They ought to take a look at what Ford is doing and follow suit. Ford will survive and be stronger than ever with a fantastic portfolio (the new Fiesta, Focus, etc). GM is going to die very quickly if they keep putting out this garbage.
I want my tax money back. They shouldn't have gotten any of it in the first place.  thumbsdown 


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2764 times:



Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 10):
Another SUV? Do they ever learn anything? So much for the "permanent shift towards smaller cars."

From the OP Bold added:

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
The 2010 GMC Terrain doesn't suffer badge engineering to the degree that its predecessor, the now-discontinued Pontiac Torrent, but it's close. Based on the new generation Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain will come with slightly more standard equipment than the new Equinox, is available in front wheel driveinline 4 cylinder or V-6 configurations, and carrying a pricetag from from the low to the upper $20K USD.
...
Underneath it all, the Terrain will be similar to the Chevy Equinox's spec sheet: a standard 2.4-liter Ecotec gas direct-injection four cylinder or an optional 3.0-liter gas direct-injection V-6, with fuel economy ranging up to 30 mpg highway with the Ecotec four cylinder. That's amazing fuel economy for a 2 ton CUV.

In a nutshell, the GMC Terrain falls in the small SUV/CUV category and would compete w/vehicles like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V & Toyota RAV4. So we're not necessarily talking about a hulky, bulky vehicle here.

Even back when gas was at $4/gallon, I've known at least 2 people that replaced their old Toyota Corollas with these types of vehicles (one for a RAV4, the other for a Mitsubishi Outlander(?)) so the market does indeed exist.

Long story short, sales of small SUVs could increase at the expense of large SUVs should gas prices skyrocket again.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Love the look, much nicer than the Equinox. Great interior.

Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
The 2010 GMC Terrain doesn't suffer badge engineering to the degree that its predecessor, the now-discontinued Pontiac Torrent, but it's close.

I don't see how it's close at all. They don't share any body panels. This is an excellent example of badge-engineering done right.



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

The rear 3/4 shot is pretty bad. From the front it doesn't look too bad, the interior looks awesome!

User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Another SUV...............Stupid Useless Vehicle. I guess no one remembers that gas was over $4USD a gallon about 6-8months ago. I vowed then to let mpg be my deciding factor in my next auto purchase. 30mpg just doesn't even get me to look at this.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
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Quoting Tu154m (Reply 14):
Another SUV...............Stupid Useless Vehicle.

They're only stupid if their capabilities are never needed and/or never used.

For someone who needs that number of seats or cargo room, and also needs AWD, it's neither stupid or useless.

2H4



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2637 times:



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 13):
the interior looks awesome!

Agree, at least they are making progress inside.... outside just fugly....

Cheerios,


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