- Official: GMC reveals 2013 Terrain Denali with 301-horsepower V6
GMC has a hit on its hands with the Denali trim, but for some reason the brand’s most popular crossover still hasn’t donned the signature chrome grille. That will change for the 2013 model year with the introduction of the 2013 Terrain Denali.
The freshly minted Terrain Denali will of course feature a chrome front grille, 19-inch wheels (V6 model only), satin chrome accents, body color rocker panels and front and rear fascias, new headlight and taillights and a dual exhaust. The top Terrain will also receive a high-end interior, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mahogany wood accents, a soft-touch instrument panel with French stitching, Denali-embossed leather seats and illuminated Denali sill plates.
The biggest news for the Denali is the introduction of a more powerful 3.6-liter V6, which will replace the 3.0-liter V6 across the Terrain lineup. The larger V6 will output 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, or 37 hp and 50 lb-ft more than the 3.0-liter. And if you’re thinking fuel economy will suffer as a result, think again. The added power will result in the same fuel economy as the torque-deficient 3.0-liter, with 24 miles power gallon on the highway and 17 mpg in the city.
Fuel-thrifty buyers can purchase the Terrain Denali with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which outputs 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and boasts 32 mpg on the highway. The four-cylinder-equipped Denali will feature slightly smaller 18-inch wheels. All-wheel drive will also be available with both engines.
The Terrain Denali will feature a cadre of top tech amenities too, including IntelliLink, Bluetooth, Pandora and Stitcher integration and iPod controls with Gracenote tech. This Denali also utilizes advanced safety features including lane departure and forward collision warnings and blind spot radar tech to look for vehicles the driver may not see.
Pricing will be released later this year, so for now check out the official word from GMC below and additional images in our gallery.
GMC reveals 2013 Terrain Denali with 301-horsepower V6 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 01:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Video: Video: The Mile celebrates supercars and charity in Philippines
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What’s better than supercars? Supercars getting together for charity. To raise money for the Red Cross after Typhoon Sendong hit the Philippines, a group of enthusiasts who dub themselves “Track Hos” rented an airstrip at Subic Bay, where they assembled a large collection of supercars and got down to the business making smoke and high-speed runs.
The action was captured by Sid Maderazo and cut into four minutes of exotic sights and sounds called The Mile. If we ever make it to the Philippines we know whose car club we’re asking to join. Follow the jump for the video.
Video: The Mile celebrates supercars and charity in Philippines originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Geneva: Rolls-Royce stays classy with the 2012 Phantom Series II
The task of trying to update the Rolls-Royce Phantom is like trying to update Mt. Everest – you can swap out a few boulders, add some clouds and a new glacier, but such moves are dwarfed by the simple grandiosity of the highest mountain on the planet. That’s why you’ll need to pay close attention to note the changes made on the Phantom Series II.
The “striking new front end” gets a revised bumper, full/adaptive LED headllights and a rectangular LED array where there once was a round supplemental light. Moving on to the inside, the satellite navigation and infotainment system gets upgraded – it was the previous car’s only real weakness – and includes a larger, 8.8-inch screen, a new controller and a feature called “guided tours.” Sounds glitzy.
Under the skin, the old transmission gets traded for a new eight-speed automatic. Fuel economy gets a boost because of it, but you’re not really worried about that, are you? The changes also apply to the Coupe and Drophead models, too.
We gave the Phantom a once-over here in Geneva, so scroll through the above gallery for plenty of live images. There’s more info after the jump and several galleries of high-res stock photos for your perusal below.
Rolls-Royce stays classy with the 2012 Phantom Series II originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Video: 3D auto puzzles of American muscle are actually motorized
GreenLight Toys has unveiled a series of foam-paper car puzles for 2012, five American muscle cars and one muscle truck. The MotoBuildz aren’t exactly models, they’re more like those 500-piece landscape puzzles you find at educational toy stores, only with fewer pieces and less frustration.
They’re also powered, thanks to a friction motor that provides plenty of juice when given a hearty push. Follow the jump for a video on how the whole thing comes together.
3D auto puzzles of American muscle are actually motorized originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.