GMC has already made its collection of Denali vehicles one of the most successful sub-brands in the industry.
Now GMC plans to add some new wrinkles by adding two new “Black Editions” that build on the success of the Denali with some additional features to its premium line-up.
The Black Editions of the Terrain and the Acadia for 2019 expound on the bold road presence that defines both SUVs with muscular, sculpted exteriors.
They are distinguished by darkened exterior treatments, adding more choices to portfolio that also include color-matched, chromed and unique Denali appearances. The design also advances GMC’s legacy of precision craftsmanship and answers customers’ calls for greater vehicle personalization.
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“The new Terrain and Acadia Black Editions perfectly capture the identity of the GMC brand by offering a bold and confident exterior appearance,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “They give our customers more choices within the premium SUV segment to distinguish their vehicle and themselves,” he noted.
Internal sales data shows that roughly one in five new SUV buyers spends additional money after purchase to personalize their new vehicle’s appearance. Black Editions answer the specific desire for a blacked-out effect and come direct from the factory ingrained with distinct personality, Aldred added.
The new special editions add momentum to a brand that saw its best sales in 12 years in 2017, along with strong volume gains in early 2018.
GMC crossovers were up 19% in February alone, with the Terrain posting a 17% year-over-year increase, and the Acadia was up 22%. In addition, SUVs and trucks now account for two out every three vehicles sold in the U.S. and GMC rivals continue to add new models to their brands so additional diversity is crucial to the ongoing sales success of GMC.
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The Terrain Black Edition will feature 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert and black surround as well as lack mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents and black exterior model and trim badging.
It will also have five exterior colors including Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and, new for 2019, Sedona Metallic.
The Acadia Black Edition Package content includes 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with black accents, black grille insert and black surround, black headlamp and taillamp details, black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accent.
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It will also come in five exterior colors including Ebony Twilight metallic, Summit White, White Frost Tricoat and, new for 2019, Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic. Both of the Black Editions will be available this summer, GMC officials said.