2017 GMC Acadia SUV will arrive on the market with a complete redesign. The beginning sales of 2017 models will mark the beginning of the era of a new generation of this model. Production of new Acadia will begin in the spring of 2016, and by the end of the year is expected to start selling. With the new design, set on a new platform, with new power units, 2017 GMC Acadia sets new standards in GM SUV segment.
A large number of GM SUV is set to Lambda platform. This platform is an upgraded version of the previous Epsilon platform, which was used by GM SUV models. 2017 GMC Acadia will be set to the new Scalable Chi, or C1XX platform. The new platform offers the possibility of constructing vehicles with a short wheelbase or long wheelbase. New 2017 Acadia will not be the only SUV that will use this platform. On the same platform will be set up and the next-generation Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and Cadillac SRX (XT5) SUV. New Acadia and a new generation of Cadillac XT5 will use the short wheelbase version of the platform, while the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse and next, Buick Enclave will be placed on the long wheelbase version.
2017 GMC Acadia – Changes and new Design
GMC Acadia is one of the first full-size SUVs GM company. Design and construction of 2017 model will show the direction of the new design of the company SUV models. It has already been mentioned process of complete redesign of the new model. It will include complete vehicle, so it is expected that the new Acadia to be completely different from the current model. The outlook will be modified. Changes will include restyled front fascia, squared-off fenders, new design LED lights that will be installed vertically, as well as revised grille that will be positioned lower. Inside cabin are expected quality materials combined with modern design solutions. The vehicle will offer a number of advanced driver assistance systems, as well as new security systems and entertainment.
There were rumors that the new generation 2017 GMC Acadia will be produced in Spring Hill, Tennessee. For now, the current production model is carried out in Delta Township Plant. Production of the new generation Cadillac SRX is moved from Mexico in Spring Hill. Since these two models will share its platform, there is reason to believe that will be produced in the same factory.
2017 GMC Acadia – Engines options
The new model will continue to be offered with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which uses the current model. This engine develops 281 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. It should be expected that the company will expand the range of engines for the 2017 GMC Acadia. As a possibility, mentioned the new four-cylinder engines, as well as the V6 turbo engine. Data about it, as well as expanded specification, have not yet been officially announced. However, it is certain that the new model will use the new 9-speed automatic transmission, unlike the current model, which uses a 6-speed AT.
Advancing the design and supply of new powertrains are intended to increase fuel economy. The current model has an EPA rating of 16 city/23 hwy mpg for the AWD version, and 17 city/24 hwy mpg for FWD version. 2017 GMC Acadia is expected to significantly better figures compared to the current model, while at the same time is expected to improve the performance of the vehicle.