Dark trim touches for a custom look

The GMC Terrain has been around since 2009, first breaking cover at the New York International Auto Show. The second-gen model arrived earlier this year in Detroit, and now, there’s a special Black Edition heading to New York offering a select number of dark aesthetic upgrades.

Continue reading to learn more about the GMC Terrain Black Edition.

What Makes The GMC Terrain Black Edition Special

2019 GMC Terrain Black Edition
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Kicking off the list of upgrades is a set 19-inch aluminum wheels with a gloss black finish, while up front is a darker grille insert.

The GMC Terrain Black Edition brings some fresh premium aspirations to the five-door compact utility vehicle, focusing on exterior styling to help it stand apart from the pack.

As you might expect from the name, the GMC Terrain Black Edition gets darker exterior trim and details, adding a dash of personalization options for those buyers who want a little more curb appeal.

Kicking off the list of upgrades is a set 19-inch aluminum wheels with a gloss black finish. Up front is a darker grille insert with a black grille surround, while black was also added to the side-view mirror caps and roof rails. There’s also black exterior badging declaring the model nameplate and trim level.

The GMC Terrain Black Edition is offered in five separate exterior colors, including Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic. There’s also Sedona Metallic, which is new for the 2019 model year.

The rest of the spec goes unchanged, and includes a five-passenger interior layout with a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and smartphone support via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Motivation is provided by a 1.5-liter gasoline powerplant making upwards of 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through a nine-speed automatic transmission, with either FWD or AWD onboard to make it stick.

“Internal sales data shows that roughly one in five new SUV buyers spends additional money after purchase to personalize their new vehicle’s appearance,” the brand says. “Black Editions answer the specific desire for a blacked-out effect and come direct from the factory ingrained with distinct personality.”

The Black Edition is available for the 2019 model year of the Terrain and Acadia, and can be had on either the SLE or SLT trim level.

References

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Press release

GMC is expanding offerings for its premium SUV lineup with the 2019 Terrain and Acadia Black Editions. Both build on the bold road presence that already defines the popular SUVs with sculpted, athletic appearances.

The Black Editions are distinguished by darkened exterior treatments, adding more choices to lineups that also include color-matched, chromed and unique Denali appearances. The design advances GMC’s legacy of precision craftsmanship and answers customers’ calls for greater vehicle personalization.

Internal sales data shows that roughly one in five new SUV buyers spends additional money after purchase to personalize their new vehicle’s appearance. Black Editions answer the specific desire for a blacked-out effect and come direct from the factory ingrained with distinct personality.

“The new Terrain and Acadia Black Editions perfectly capture the identity of the GMC brand by offering a bold and confident exterior appearance,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “They give our customers more choices within the premium SUV segment to distinguish their vehicle and themselves.”

The new special editions add momentum to a brand that saw its best sales in 12 years in 2017, along with strong volume gains in early 2018. GMC crossovers were up 19 percent in February alone, with the Terrain posting a 17 percent year-over-year increase, and the Acadia was up 22 percent.

Terrain Black Edition (Available on SLE & SLT)

Package content includes:

19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels
Darkened grille insert and black surround
Black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents
Black exterior model and trim badging
Offered in five exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and, new for 2019, Sedona Metallic**

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