2012 GMC Terrain gets a new Color Touch Navigation System

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Thursday October 20, 2011

2012 GMC Terrain gets a new Color Touch Navigation System

Driving around on your 2012 GMC Terrain smaller SUV is easier with the recently introduced Color Touch Navigation System. Cheaper than rival systems at $795, Terrain’s Color Touch Navigation System offers a complete range of functions such as maps, directions, music, and hands-free phone. It’s also offered with three months of SiriusXM NavTraffic and local forecast.

The system consists of GMC’s new Color Touch Radio System, as well as onboard navigation capabilities like an updateable secure digital card-based map database, numerous map views and destination input methods.

The integrated Color Touch Radio System features AM/FM, CD, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, USB and auxiliary inputs for iPod and other MP3 players. It also provides hands-free control of Bluetooth phones and voice commands via OnStar. Dave Bojanowski, GM navigation systems engineer, said that Terrain’s Color Touch Navigation System is “practical, purposeful technology with a high-tech look and feel at an economical price point.”

He added that it’s very easy to use the 7-inch color touch-screen with its large app icons. In addition, the system comes with an SD card reader linked to a photo viewer function that enables passengers to look at pictures from cameras or smartphones in the display while the Terrain is parked. This LCD screen may also show album art saved on a connected iPod.

Today’s car buyers don’t want to settle for mass-market radio, and they don’t have to,” said Tim Nixon, executive director, Global Electrical Systems, Infotainment and Electrification, citing GM research. “They expect to have access to personalized media wherever they are and the introduction of the Color Touch Radio and Navigation System makes media personalization easier than ever.”