General Motor’s truck division, GMC, currently has seven nameplates and among them, the smallest has earned the most sales. In 2011, the little Theta-based Terrain gained 83,179 new owners; the most for the brand and a 37 percent rise compared to the previous year. To see how far the General can take the sensible people hauler, there are plans to offer the ultimate Denali trim to the Terrain by 2013.
According to an Automotive News article, the Denali name is famous enough that a Terrain version is warranted. Last year, the top-level trucks accounted for 15 percent of all GMC sales and somehow have the ability to make offerings refreshed. When the Denali trim was added to the full size Acadia, sales jumped to the highest ever in its six year life. Official word on when and how a Terrain Denali will come about is still hush-hush. Many authorities around the GMC name feel that it would be a good move, but there is one concern: the Cadillac SRX. If a high-end Terrain were to be born, it might take sales away from the already upscale Theta offering due to the GMC’s muscular face and assumingly lower price. Despite that thought, a Denali anything is truly a sight to be seen and then felt.