Photo of 2016 GMC Terrain Denali courtesy of GM.

Photo of 2016 GMC Terrain Denali courtesy of GM.

General Motors is updating its GMC Terrain compact SUV for 2016 with a new look and is offering safety features on the SLE and SLT models for the first time, GM has announced.

The 2016 Terrain will debut at the New York International Auto Show later this week.

Updates to the Terrain, which is built on a similar platform as the Chevrolet Equinox, are mostly cosmetic and include new front and rear fascia; chrome-accented grille designs for SLE, SLT and Denali; a power dome hood; LED daytime running lamps and higher trims; 18-inch aluminum wheels on non-Denali models; 19-inch aluminum wheels on Denali; and revised trims such as SL, SLE (SLE-1 and SLE-2), SLT, and Denali.

New safety options include Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert on SLE and SLT that were previously available only on Denali.

The 2016 Terrain, which slots below the Acadia in the GMC SUV lineup, carries over its two engine choices, including the 2.4L inline-4 and 3.6L V-6.

In 2014, GM sold 105,016 Terrain SUVs. Commercial fleets added 1,772 Terrain SUVs in 2013.