GMC has a redesigned version of its compact crossover, the Terrain, on the way this year. It's expected to unveil the 2018 Terrain at a private event coinciding with the Detroit auto show press preview.
Spy photos of Terrains being tested around Detroit show a less boxy, upright profile than the vehicle on sale today, though reports suggest the Terrain will have more of a rugged look to differentiate it from the Chevrolet Equinox and poach customers from Jeep.
Generally, though, it's expected to follow a similar formula to the 2018 Equinox, which is slightly smaller on the outside than the current generation while offering more interior space. Chevy is offering the Equinox with a diesel option, so the Terrain is likely to have one as well.
The Equinox is scheduled to reach dealerships later this winter, with the Terrain arriving shortly after that.
It will be the first redesign since the Terrain's launch in late 2009. Even after a double-digit decline in 2016 as consumers gravitated toward newer rivals, the Terrain remains GMC's top-seller after the Sierra pickup.
Otherwise, GMC's lineup is in fairly good shape. The Acadia shrank significantly during last year's redesign, creating some separation from the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. The smaller size and lighter weight -- it dropped about 700 pounds -- means improved handling and fuel economy.
The Yukon and Yukon XL are due to be freshened and already are selling in big numbers as it is. GMC will update its pickups in 2018, when a major redesign is planned for the Sierra and Chevy Silverado, while the Canyon and Chevy Colorado get more modest updates.