If rumors are true, 2018 GMC Envoy could be a great refreshment on the market. This nameplate might sound familiar to you. GM used this name for a mid-size crossover, which was produced in two generations. Original model came in 1998, while second generation was present in the period between 2002 and 2009. These two models (especially second generation) had some great characteristics. Sales numbers were also pretty decent. However, company closed its plant in Ohio. In this factory, Envoy and all other models based on GMT360 platform were produced. This is considered as the main reason for discontinuation. After some time of brake, we hear a rumors that this crossover might come back. If this come true, GMC will surely get a nice addition to its current lineup.
2018 GMC Envoy redesign
As we already mentioned, there are several reports about new 2018 GMC Envoy. This will be a return of model that was discontinued in 2009. There is no official confirmation about these rumors. Also, we don’t known any details. So, we must rely on our predictions. Since there is already a model called Terrain in brand’s lineup, we believe that new Envoy will feature a quite different dimensions. Most likely, it will stand somewhere between compact and mid-size segments. The 2018 GMC Envoy will most likely feature attractive price as one of its main characteristics. So, company will most likely use current Theta platform, which will surely cut the costs of development and production. When it is about visual appearance, it is for sure that new model will use brand’s latest design language. Most of details will be borrowed from existing models, such as Acadia, Terrain etc.
2018 GMC Envoy engine
When it is about powertrain, there are several options for new crossover. Most likely, base engine will be company’s familiar 3.6 liter V6. This engine powers many models from General Motors and it proved itself as very efficient and reliable. It comes is various configurations, but we expect that 2018 GMC Envoy will use a version with 310 horsepower. This engine will come in pair with 6-speed automatic transmission. There is also a possibility to see a 5.3 liter V8 as optional. This unit outputs around 355 horses.
2018 GMC Envoy release date and price
According to some predictions, 2018 GMC Envoy could come somewhere next year. When it is about price, we presume that the base model will cost somewhere between 25.000 and 30.000 dollars.