The 2017 GMC Acadia heading to Detroit Auto Show

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Taken directly from GMC’s Facebook page, the teaser photo of the 2017 GMC Acadia reveals very little. Next to the GMC Yukon/Yukon XL, the 2017 GMC Acadia is their most commodious vehicle. Three rows of seats situated on the GM em>Lambda platform, it competes with the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot (among others). Debuting in 2006, the GMC Acadia (along with sister platform-mates from Saturn, Buick and Chevrolet) was well received and has sold well. Unfortunately, it has stagnated in a pool of minor updates.

Hopefully, the 2017 GMC Acadia will be a proper update.

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2017 GMC Acadia prototype

TFLcar caught the 2017 GMC Acadia testing at high elevation several times. With the excessive camouflage covering nearly every inch, it was difficult to identify, much less a hint as to its new look. Sources say that the exterior is all new and a little more truck-like. The interior will be revised as well.

There is a lot of speculation regarding the powerplant and transmission. General Motors has the new, mighty 3.6-liter used in the ATS and Camaro, but it could be rotated and used as a front-wheel drive biased engine. The same goes for the EcoTec3 LV3 4.3-liter V6. No word on turbos, diesels, or hybrids — all of which seem doubtful. A new transmission is doubtful too.

Is it possible that General Motors will knock off a few hundred pounds or change the dimensions? Time will tell. Hopefully, we’ll know a lot more in a few days.

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