I had the pleasure of attending the NYC unveiling of the new 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. In a word, it's flawless. I've learned quite a bit about vehicles over the years as my father always showed me the ropes. He made sure we knew about tire pressure, coolants, and the function of the major systems in the car. I am fascinated about the mechanisms of cars, but never was particularly interested in the aesthetics as much as the "guts." At the GMC unveiling, I felt that all about to change. The new GMC Terrain Denali combines sleek beauty with powerful technology to create an efficient, safe and stylish small luxury SUV.
With a glamorous launch party speaking to the Denali clientele, the GMC AOL Trade team recreated what a prospective buyer's living room might look and feel like. From sophisticated, modern tables, and gaslight fixtures to elegant seating designed by Carter Oosterhouse and Eric Stromer as well as delectable, gourmet eats by Sam Talbot, the GMC AOL Trade Design team left no detail overlooked. It's no wonder GMC selected NYC's Highline Stages as the location for the 2013 GMC Terrain Debut, as New Yorkers comprise most of the Terrain's sales.
The GMC Terrain not only looks great, but it is stacked with features this mama can appreciate. The Terrain Denali comes standard with many of GMC's leading technologies.
What's most important?
The GMC Terrain Denali offers forward collision alert and lane departure warning that use the industry's first single-camera crash-avoidance system to visually and audibly warn drivers of imminent and potential dangers. Additionally the Terrain has side blind zone and rear traffic alerts using audible and visible warnings use radar to watch spots the driver may not be able to see. Extra safety protection can be found in the Terrain's reinforced steel cage and six airbags which come standard.
After checking out how the safety features of the GMC Terrain, this eco-mama wanted to know about fuel-economy. The new 2013 Terrain, newly available V-6 uses lightweight components to contribute to the fuel efficiency while boosting the horsepower. The new 3.6 liter, V-6 engine replaces the current 3.o liter, V-6 for 2013. With EPA estimated fuel economy, 17/24 (FWD) and 16/23 (AWD), the Terrain is also available in the standard eco-tec 2.4 liter I-4, and combines Denali's high end luxuries with a best-in-class 22/32 (FWD) mpg and 20/29 (AWD). Front-wheel drive is standard on the Terrain Denali, with all -wheel drive available for both engines.
The GMC Terrain Denali is a five-passenger, four-door SUV and it boasts 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space (behind the front row). With a programmable power lift gate, you can even set the height of the lift gate to a chosen height to help shorter drivers (THANK YOU!), or to accommodate low garages.
Terrain Denali comes standard with many innovative features. The GMC team designs their vehicles with features that a driver will not only appreciate but actually put into use. The color touch radio with IntelliLink offers Bluetooth smartphone integration, control of streaming Internet radio apps, and iPod controls as well as a reconfigurable home screen. Other available technologies include color touch navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Additionally, every new GMC purchase includes six month plan of a On-star Directions and Connections plan. It includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, roadside assistance, emergency services link, stolen vehicle assistance and remote door unlock.
The new GMC Terrain Denali is a sophisticated, smart and safe luxury vehicle, a perfect small SUV. Connect with GMC on facebook or find them on twitter at @thisisgmc. The new 2013 GMC Terrain Denali will be available summer 2012.
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We received a gift bag as a "thank you" for attending the unveiling.