2018 GMC Terrain push-button style shifter
When the 2018 GMC Terrain arrives to the Don Wheaton property, customers are in for a brand new kind of experience with the popular crossover SUV. After all of the paperwork is signed, owners may be expecting to just jump into the cabin, shift into drive and hit the road. The new experience comes in the way drivers will put the new 2018 Terrain into gear. The days of steering column shifters are over, furthermore, floor mounted shifters will also be a thing of the past. GMC has opted to use a push-button-type shifter for the Electric Precision Shift transmission.
How do I shift gears in the 2018 GMC Terrain?
GMC engineers and designers decided to do away with shifters because they were responding to a customer need for more storage space. At the bottom of the center stack sits a small panel with about a half-dozen buttons on it. All of the needed selections are there, Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Low. Drivers will simply press the buttons for park, neutral and low gear. Drive and reverse require a pulling motion, similar to that of rolling up a power window. All-wheel drive and traction control systems are not affected by this change.
Is it hard to use the push-button shifter for the 2018 GMC Terrain?
During the development of the Electric Precision Shift transmission, user interface (UI) was a major driving factor. Almost right from the beginning, it was pretty clear that drivers will quickly adapt to how to engage the transmission. A GMC executive was quoted in a Car and Driver Blog saying that most testers picked up on the procedure almost immediately.
If you would like to get a jump on making sure you are one of the first buyers for the 2018 GMC Terrain, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today to begin the pre-ordering process.