All in all they did a good job on the 18 Terrain EXCEPT for the weird push button shifter. GM says it frees up console space and I can't argue with that but it seems they created a solution to a problem that didn't exist.
Oddly the 18 Equinox has the normal shifter.
I've been saying for years automakers should go back to column shift or go push button. Most auto shifters have no cable anymore, its just actuating electronics. So taking up console space with a large mechanical shifter is just for novelty.
I like the interior of the upcoming Terrain. Can't say I like the exterior. I was hoping for something a bit more tough looking. And the ridiculous high belt line and teeny back side windows are a fad I could do without, although I do understand it can help with crash safety. It's not bad, but not what I expected either.