GMC Terracross

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GMC Terracross Concept
Overview
Manufacturer GMC (General Motors)
Designer Carl Zipfel
Body and chassis
Body style Sport utility vehicle
Powertrain
Engine 3.4 L (207 cu in) V6
Transmission 4-speed automatic

The GMC Terracross was an all-wheel-drive concept SUV made by GMC in 2001.[1] Although it had the appearance of a futuristic compact SUV, the Terracross also had the characteristics of a convertible and a pickup truck.

Some of the vehicle's notable features were a three-panel sliding glass roof which gave it the qualities of a convertible and a reconfigurable mid-gate and window that could create a rear cargo compartment separate from the passenger area.[2] This same idea was later used on vehicles like the GMC Envoy XUV and Chevrolet Avalanche. Similar to the rear doors of a minivan, the rear doors opened by sliding toward the rear of the vehicle parallel to its sides. There were no b-pillars in the Terracross, and the front passenger seat could swivel to face the rear seating area. The interior of the vehicle was surrounded by translucent green lighting, and it included sophisticated electronics such as a laptop computer integrated into the dashboard and an OnStar system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 GMC Terracross Conceptcarz.com article
  2. ^ Terracross entry at Conceptcarz.com