The small crossover segment is growing with each passing year and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The GMC lineup features a number of powerful crossovers and SUVs, stocked with premium materials and the latest technologies, but it’s missing a true small SUV. That’s why many enthusiasts expect a new GMC compact crossover is in the works.
The GMC Terrain currently stands as the smallest SUV in the premium brand’s lineup. That SUV is still pretty big, which means there’s space for a smaller model from the brand. It seems even the head of worldwide operations is expecting a smaller model to take its place as well.
“To me, there is more room for SUVs in the GMC stable,” said Duncan Aldred, head of GMC’s worldwide operations. “An obvious place for GMC to be if it expands is that small SUV segment.”
Past speculation placed a smaller GMC crossover set to take on the Jeep® Wrangler, but that likely won’t be the case. Enthusiasts are better off envisioning a more utility-driven Buick Encore instead. With the Buick Encore’s proven track record as the brand’s bestselling vehicle, a small GMC crossover is likely to take to the road sooner rather than later.
Our team at Danny Len Buick GMC can’t wait to see what the future holds for the GMC lineup.