When you think of a GMC vehicle, there are a few things that often come immediately to mind.
GMC primarily focuses on trucks and sport utility vehicles. There's no fluff when it comes to GMC's lineup, just a straight roster of some of the toughest trucks on the road. So when you think about a GMC vehicle, chances are you're first and foremost thinking of one that is durable and long-lasting, one that can stand up to and endure whatever you or the road or mother nature decides to throw at it.
What also springs to mind is the sense of legacy that comes bound to every new truck and sport utility vehicle that bears the GMC brand. As an arm of American manufacturer General Motors, GMC Division vehicles have a rich history that flows through their engines. You know that what you're getting has stood the test of time and been held up as a paragon of quality and ingenuity.
It's important for those elements to be in place in the mind of the general public, especially when it comes to relatively new vehicles in the company's lineup such as the GMC Terrain.
The GMC Terrain is nothing new, but compared to its more seasoned brethren such as the GMC Sierra pickup and the GMC Yukon it's definitely one of the newbies on the block so it definitely can use all the goodwill and support it can get.
Then again, it doesn't really need it perhaps. The GMC Terrain is a crossover SUV, meaning it's not quite as rugged and rough-and-tumble as some of its predecessors. But that also doesn't mean that it isn't able to take its licks and keep on ticking the way that any good GMC vehicle should. It may share qualities found in other "softer" vehicles, but this one definitely has it where it counts.