GMC has announced the new IntelliLink system, which will become standard equipment on the 2012 GMC Terrain coming to Columbia, South Carolina later this year. IntelliLink is GMC’s next-generation connectivity system, which offers advanced smartphone integration in an easy-to-use package.
Going beyond Terrain’s existing Bluetooth and standard USB connections that have proved wildly popular since its debut in 2010, IntelliLink allows drivers to connect their smartphone and enable controls through a new seven-inch high-resolution color display, voice commands, and steering-wheel radio controls. Among the marquee features of IntelliLink is the ability to stream internet radio using Pandora and Stitcher using the smartphone’s wireless data connection, in addition to allowing hands-free use of the phone to allow drivers to make calls with the device safely stowed to make sure their hands are on the wheel and their eyes are on the road.
Gracenote integration is another new feature of IntelliLink, which automatically identifies the music on the driver’s phone, MP3 player, or USB flash drive to present data including the artist name, genre, cover art, and more on the screen. This data also enables more accurate voice commands and permits the system to recognize nicknames as well as artists’ proper names. Those voice commands, powered by Nuance speech recognition technology, allow the driver to make a range of voice commands from tuning the internet radio station to calling a contact over the phone or by using OnStar’s hands-free calling system.
IntelliLink will be standard across all Terrain models, with touchscreen navigation available on the SLE-2 and SLT models. Those same models receive an 8-speaker Pioneer premium sound system as standard equipment, providing a great output for all the additional audio sources that IntelliLink provides. Even without a Bluetooth-enabled phone or a USB drive, Columbia Terrain drivers can still enjoy both traditional AM/FM radio and CDs plus standard XM Satellite Radio, which offers over 100 channels of commercial-free music, plus sports, talk, and news. In addition, Terrain’s standard rearview camera now displays on the IntelliLink system’s high-resolution screen to ensure an even better view of any objects or people behind the vehicle while moving in reverse.
Of course, Terrain’s appeal goes far beyond the new IntelliLink system, with a new flex-fuel four-cylinder engine enabling Terrain to achieve an EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon. An available programmable power liftgate allows Terrain to stop short of its full height to avoid any low-hanging garage structures or allow shorter users to reach it, and remote vehicle start allows drivers to start the climate control system using the key fob or OnStar’s MyLink app on iPhone and Android devices.
2012 GMC Terrain in Columbia, South Carolina
The 2012 GMC Terrain will be available in late 2011 from Jim Hudson GMC, South Carolina’s #1 GMC dealer. Jim Hudson has been serving GMC drivers from Newberry, Sumter, Lugoff, Columbia, and Orangeburg for over 30 years with a commitment to complete customer satisfaction. Columbia drivers have recognized Jim Hudson’s customer service excellence by voting Jim Hudson Best New Car Dealership in Columbia an unmatched ten years in a row and counting. Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, South Carolina, and can be reached by phone at (888) 377-4971. For more information, visit their GMC Terrain Columbia SC website.