Sometimes it’s the little things that truly take something from good to great — or, in the case of the 2018 GMC Terrain, from great to excellent.
The on-deck GMC Terrain is full of “final touches” that create an altogether refined driving experience, but one of the features our GMC-enthusiasts here at Dan Young are most excited for has to be the all-new transmission interface. Yes, “all-new transmission interface” might sound a little boring at first, but let us explain.
The transmission interface on the 2018 GMC Terrain completely does away with the old-fashioned toggle gear shifter system. Instead, GMC is introducing a simplified toggle-and-button system. That might seem crazy — it is certainly untraditional — but there are more than just a few good reasons for this innovation.
First and foremost, this new transmission interface just looks good. In the place of an awkward shifter jutting up in the middle of your pilot area, there is a simple set of cleanly designed buttons. The overall effect is a more elegant and modernized interior.
Beyond aesthetics, this new redesign frees up a lot of space around the driver for more comfort and accessibility: no shifter, no clutter.
Finally, the all-new transmission interface is just easier to use: toggle to drive, toggle to reverse, push a button to park, go neutral, or enter low gear. It’s as easy as that.
Are you curious to see the new 2018 GMC Terrain? You can catch a glimpse (and maybe a test drive) right here at Dan Young!