Teaser for 2017 GMC Acadia debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
An all-new GMC Acadia goes on sale in the spring and we have our first look at the vehicle courtesy of a teaser shot uploaded to GMC’s Facebook page.
GMC hasn’t confirmed that this is in fact a new Acadia but we know a new generation of the popular crossover is due at next week’s 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The current Acadia, GMC’s first unibody crossover SUV, has been on sale since the 2007 model year, and even though it was updated for 2013 the vehicle is long overdue for a redesign.
Not much is known about the new Acadia but we do know it will be based on General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] C1XX platform designed for mid- and large-size crossovers. The C1XX made its debut in the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and is the replacement for GM’s older Theta and Lambda platforms. The current Acadia is based on the Lambda platform.
Popular features like third-row seats and V-6 power should remain. It’s likely the sole powertrain will be a 3.6-liter V-6 delivering up around 335 horsepower (the current Acadia only has 288 hp). Look for standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.
We’ll have all the details soon as the Detroit Auto Show starts January 11. In the meantime, see some of the other vehicles debuting at the event by visiting our dedicated hub.