One of the myriad complaints about GM was their near pathological habit of selling the same car under different nameplates after "differentiating" them with a few cosmetic flourishes. Despite financial ruin, it seems old habits die hard. Christopher Jensen of The New York Times reports:
The new GMC Terrain is a mechanical twin of the Chevrolet Equinox — identical in size and driving manners, though different in appearance — that is aimed at larger game than its sibling...The Terrain’s styling is pointedly different, with exaggerated S.U.V. flourishes like squared-off wheel wells. But aside from the look, consumers are unlikely to see huge differences between the two vehicles.