Due to the significant gap in time duration, the newest model will be very different from its predecessor. A look at 2018 GMC Envoy will tell us why it could be a hit in the USA again. GMC Envoy, General Motors’ mid-size SUV was first introduced as a 1998 year model. While the first generation survived for 3 years, the next generation stayed in the market for around 7 years before being discontinued. But a revival is on the cards, as General Motors try to come out with a 2018 model.
A closer look at 2018 GMC Envoy
After discontinuation of Envoy back in 2009, it is expected to be quite different from its last model. Experts think Envoy will draw inspirations from other SUVs in GMC’s lineup, like GMC Acadia and GMC Terrain.
Modern features are expected on the outside of Envoy, and various experts who have repeatedly discussed 2018 GMC Envoy think the front fascia will get a prominent grille with chrome finish. LED headlights, which weren’t a regular presence back in its life, will be present on the new model.
A dual exhaust panel will give this vehicle a more modern appearance, and of course, will have chrome finishing as well. Rooflines will be made using aluminum just like its skid plate. Also, tires will be of shiny aluminum finishing, showing that most new vehicles from General Motors will make a lot of use of aluminum.
Since a GMC Envoy 2018 will be of bigger dimensions, leg room and cargo space will be much larger than its models. It will still be a 5 passenger SUV, unlike some other SUVs which have room for 7.
Seats will be luxurious nonetheless with leather upholstery. Additional features will include a noise-proof glass, a central console to make handling multimedia easier and even a satellite navigation system.
Safety features like blind spot monitoring, hill start assist control and rear view camera will be added to this latest model.
2018 GMC Envoy – Powertrain Specs
Readings about 2018 GMC Envoy from inside sources suggest two main options are being anticipated for the powertrain of GMC Envoy 2018. For the base model, a 3.6-liter V6 capable of producing 305 hp and a torque of around 270 lb-ft. An optional engine, a 5.3-liter V8, which produces 355 hp and 380 lb-ft. torque will also be offered for higher priced trims. Envoy is expected to have a 6-speed automatic transmission, while fuel efficiency will be a combined average of 19 mpg, which is a big improvement over its previous models.
2018 GMC Envoy – Release Date and Price
Again, various forums which have been discussing 2018 GMC Envoy suggest the Envoy will be out and available for sale by the end of 2017. Prices are supposed to start from $25,000 and the premium models will be available for around $35,000.