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.
The new GMC Terrain has been gifted with a balanced, sporty stance with an excellent view of the road. It is laden with aesthetic features typical of GMC models. For instance, it comes with bold yet muscular fender flares as well as angular yet refined surfaces. To top it off, the new GMC Terrain has a strong and capable front end with precise, squared-off edges.
This front end is marked by distinct three-element grille with a prominent chrome surround, as flanked by projector-beam headlamps in large, rectangular housings with chrome accents. John Cafaro Jr., director of exterior design for Global Crossover Vehicles, quipped that they aimed to make the GMC Terrain stand out from the rest of its rivals and be identified as a dynamic and fresh crossover SUV boasting of a confident and strong stance.
He added that everything about the GMC Terrain conveys a sense of customized toughness as well as passionate craftsmanship. On the other hand, the interior of the GMC Terrain is defined by refinement and great attention to detail.
This is evident on the use of fine materials and contrast stitching to create a structured appearance in the interior. The cabin is also marked by a "floating" center stack -- accentuated by warm ambient lighting – that accommodates controls for its occupants’ ergonomic comfort and convenience.
In addition, the cabin features smart storage spaces and compartments like a closed storage area in the instrument panel just above the center stack and an oversized glove box. Also featured is another closed storage area under the center armrest that could accommodate a laptop computer, as well as two-tier storage in the doors.