The newly redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia is set to arrive on the market sometime in 2017. Sales of the vehicle will also begin in 2017 and that will signal the start of a new generation of the Acadia, whose production is slated to begin in the early part of 2016. The new GMC Acadia will have a new platform to ride on and its design is also new as too its power units. All of these changes help the company to sell an Acadia model that is destined to set the standards in the SU segment from GM.
The 2017 GMC Acadia will probably ride on a Lambda platform, which is an improved version of the Epsilon platform that has earlier been used on various other GM SUVs. The new platform is going to make it easy for GM to construct its vehicles with either a shorter wheelbase or a longer one.
2017 GMC Acadia Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2017 GMC Acadia is one of the newer full-sized SUVs from GM. Its design as well as construction will reveal the direction that the company will be taking with its other SUVs. The changes made to the Acadia will help to make it totally different from previous models. Many changes have been made including a front fascia that has been completely restyled. In addition, the LED lights boast of a new design to ensure that the lights can be installed in a vertical position. The grille too has been revised and will not sit a bit lower at the front.
Within the cabin, the best materials have been used that along with modern design aspects help to make the interiors very comfortable attractive and useful. A number of high tech drive assist systems are also offered as too is a brand new security system and a wonderful entertainment system has also been installed to make the driving experience that much more enjoyable.
There were speculations that the new 2017 GMC Acadia would be produced in Tennessee, but the truth is that current production of the vehicle will happen at the Delta Township Plant.
2017 GMC Acadia Engine Specs
A 3.6-liter V6 engine that is already doing duty on existing models will power the new GMC Acadia. This engine is capable of producing 281 horsepower and 266 pound feet of torque. GM may also choose to add more engine options in future and one option that it may consider offering is the V6 turbo diesel four-cylinder engine. However, the company has not provided any details about this engine. What is known is that GM will mate the engines with a brand new 9-speed automatic gearbox, which makes use of a 6-speed AT.
The new engines should provide better fuel economy and the existing model is already performing at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway for the all-wheel-drive model. The front-wheel drive model performs at 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2017 GMC Acadia should return better fuel economy figures.
2017 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
This futuristic 2017 GMC Acadia should be introduced into the market either in late 2016 or in the middle of 2017. How much will it cost? The company has not provided any concrete details, which means that we will have to wait for it to make an announcement in this regard.