GMC Acadia Spy 2017 : Exhibits New Platform and Reduced Dimensions

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After a long decade of being silent, General Motors will be releasing the second generation of its mid-size crossover family wherein GMC Acadia is included.  Yes, Car and Driver, has spotted the 2017 model of Acadia and had the opportunity to spy on the exterior aspect but also the interior.

GMC Acadia Spy 2017

 

 

Appearance

It appears to be that the GMC trim of Acadia sports a fender-flare shape, LED lights, vertically positioned grille and reduced dimensions. The brand also made effort in bringing the weight into mere 5000 pounds. The overall platform isn’t something considered as revolutionary, but the upgrades enhanced Acadia’s appeal in unexpected ways.

 

Interior

Now, the brand had really taken measures to re-do everything inside.  A new steering wheel was incorporated, and it is also true with the center console plus the impressive infotainment screen.  The gear selector was also modernized and the ignition switch has been removed to make way to the new push-button system.

 

Powertrain Components

For now, we can all but speculate but the nearest things for an engine are the 4-cylinder (for the base and mid-range models) and a 300+hp V6 for upper trims.  Expect a six-speed automatic also for the base model while it may be an 8- or 9-speed automatic gearbox for the other models.

 

There’s no finalization yet but it is expected that the 2017 Acadia will be released by the third quarter of next year as a 2018 model that will go against the likes of Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander.

 

  • Category : 3-row Mid-size Crossovers and SUVs
  • Engine : 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder (base),  6L direct-injected V-6
  • Transmission : 6-speed automatic (entry-level) / 8-speed or 9-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain : FWD and/or AWD
  • Power : 300+ horsepower
  • Price : (estimated) between $32,000 and $51,000

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