GM will introduce its new 2010 GMC Terrain at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week. The five-passenger crossover SUV, which shares the Theta chassis with the Chevrolet Equinox, offers estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (7.8 L/100km) from its 2.4L, four-cylinder Ecotec direct injection engine.
City fuel economy is estimated to be 21 mpg US (11.2 L/100km). Maximum fuel economy is achieved in part with an “ECO” mode activated via a console-mounted button. When engaged, it lowers the torque converter lockup speed to 1,125 rpm to help save fuel on models equipped with the 182 hp (136 kW) 2.4L engine. The four-cylinder models are also equipped with a rack-mounted electric power steering system to further enhance fuel efficiency.
Also available will be a 3.0L DOHC direct injected V-6 engine delivering an estimated 264 horsepower (197 kW). Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions.
GMC will also introduce a two-mode hybrid version of the Yukon Denali, joining the Yukon and Sierra two-mode hybrids in the GMC lineup.