The first Acadia which was released in 2007 had limited response from the audience. It featured a new unibody design and the right type of crossover that’s about to get a huge facelift with the next gen 2017 edition.
GMC is ready with Acadia 2017 model and has released a teaser image of the vehicle. It has been confirmed that they will showcase it for the first time at the Detroit auto show. With CES 2016 already over, the automobile companies are gearing up for the big deal. While the Consumer Electronics Show was all about interiors, connectivity features and innovative infotainment systems, the actual auto show is where we will get to see amazing cars.
From the teaser image, the Acadia is possibly an amazingly stylish model to go with. The first edition of the vehicle launched in 2007 could comfortably accommodate eight passengers at once. Surprisingly, it had a massive 5200-pound towing capacity making it a comfortable alternative to a tow truck. It was powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine rendering a moderate 275 horsepower.
Everything was good about the crossover vehicle, but it just wasn’t good enough for majority of the audience. GMC is sure about making plenty of changes to the car so that it appeals to the masses and becomes the go to choice for everybody. In the teaser, all you could see is the taillight of the car. It features a triangular shape with elongated chrome strip followed by the license plate at the bottom.
GMC is betting high on the upcoming version of the Acadia and it is obvious that they need a revamped version of the crossover. It has been the same for many years making it stale with time and a new design will play an integral role in making it a viable choice for buyers.
It is expected that the next gen version of the car will feature the same V6 engine, but with much better components and more horsepower, probably 281 hp. It will have a dual exhaust setup and innovative infotainment system with touchscreen controls. There will be much competition in the segment from the likes of Mazda CX 9 and the Subaru Tribeca, but if GMC could get it right with the design, pricing and performance, they probably have a good chance at beating them all in a fair competition. We just can’t wait for Detroit show already!