GMC 2017 Terrain Nightfall Edition
GMC Soon To Debut its Blacked-Out Version of the Popular Terrain
Last year, the GMC Terrain sold like hotcakes here in the U.S. The American SUV boasts record sales figures of more than 112,000 for 2015, making it the automaker’s second-highest selling vehicle, with the Sierra coming in first. This year, GMC is bringing an all-blacked out Terrain into the fold in order to compete with an increasingly popular number of monochromatic black vehicles.
The official announcement of the 2017 Terrain Nightfall Edition came last month when GMC said it was aiming for an “edgy appearance,” as it plans to debut its newest crossover at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The Terrain Nightfall is part of GMC’s line up of special edition vehicles to feature an all-black exterior and updated technology – slated to go on sale later this year. Arnie Bauer noticed a few of the additions made to the standard model Terrain like the NightFall Edition’s 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels, gloss-black spokes, front and rear fascia accents, exterior mirrors, luggage rails and license plate trim. The special edition Terrain Nightfall will also sport a charcoal grille with gloss-black surround. The all-black SLE-2 and SLT models are offered in four exterior colors: Summit White, Onyx Black, Graphite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic.
Inside, the 2017 Terrain Nightfall is equipped with standard extras like the GMC Intellilink infotainment system, 7-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE data and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. In terms of power, the blacked-out version was built with a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine, 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. GMC’s SLT model also offers a 3.6-liter V6 capable of a respectable 301 horsepower that achieves 17 MPG in the city and MPG on the highway. The new crossover includes a number of safety features like six standard airbags and standard rear vision camera. For those who want a few extras in terms of safety, GMC also added Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Park Assist.
According to GMC, almost half of Terrain customers are new to the brand, with 50 percent being women. Vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, Duncan Aldred had this to say about the latest version of the brand’s crossover:
“Building on its best year ever in 2015, Terrain continues to attract new and style-conscious customers to GMC. The new Terrain Nightfall Edition adds another great-looking and well-equipped choice for this popular SUV – one that will stand out in a crowd.”