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.
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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