The 2017 GMC Acadia will be released sometime during 2016 as a 2017 model. Since its release date is that far away, the information about its changes are modest, but there are some details and reports that have leaked to public. According to them, the new model will be quite interesting. The 2017 Acadia will be the next generation of the famous SUV and as such, it will bring some radical and fundamental changes. To start with, the new model will have a redesigned appearance. Its exterior and interior will get a facelift, and they will now look more trendy and attractive. The design changes will follow the current trends in automotive industry, so there is no doubt that the new Acadia will look modern and appealing. In addition, the 2017 GMC Acadia will also feature some more important changes. It will come with a new platform and some rather impressive and innovative powertrain changes. All this will affect its performance in a positive way, so expect the next generation of this SUV to be even more appealing than before. There is no doubt that the Acadia will be one of the most popular models in its market niche, considering its current level of popularity and all the improvements scheduled for the next generation.
New Style and Appearance
The appearance of the 2017 GMC Acadia is still unknown. However, there are some speculations and details addressing this issue. According to them, the new model will be designed in a similar manner as the current model, but it will have a more modern and aggressive look. The new model will keep its current body dimensions, but some sources claim that its shape will be slightly changed in order to be more aerodynamic. This will have a positive impact on the model’s performance and fuel efficiency, but it will also give the crossover a more appealing feel. As for the appearance, it should be a logical sequel to the current development of the model’s look. The new Acadia will be more aggressive and bold, but it will keep a similar appearance as the current model. In addition, the new 2017 GMC Acadia might even get a brand new front fascia with restyled headlights and a new, smaller grille, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. The exterior of the new model should be known next year, when the next-gen Acadia gets its premiere.
2017 GMC Acadia Interior Changes
As for the interior, there isn’t much information about its changes at the moment. The 2017 GMC Acadia will probably come with a restyled cabin whose changes would follow the new exterior design. To what extent will they happen is uncertain, but the new model won’t lose any of its comfort or elegance. The new interior will be at least equally cozy as the current model’s, since the boxy shape of the SUV will be carried over. In addition, the new model will feature only the latest technology gadgets, such as OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, the Tremendous Cruise system, which comes as standard, newest audio and other systems…
The 2017 GMC Acadia will also come with a new platform. The new underpinning will also be used for the Cadillac XT5. This is the new nomenclature for the Cadillac models, the XT5 will actually be the successor of the famous SRX. The new C1XX platform is scalable, meaning it can be adjusted to fit more body types. It is made out of lightweight materials in order to reduce the model’s weigh and hence improve its fuel efficiency. It will also provide better support and underpinning for the new SUV, and it will probably be used for numerous others models in the future.
New Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission
Another contribution to the fuel efficiency of the new 2017 GMC Acadia will come from its new transmission. The new crossover will come with the latest nine-speed automatic gearbox which was developed in cooperation with the Ford Company. The new gearbox will help the model improve its fuel efficiency, but also, it will improve the model’s performance quite a bit.
2017 GMC Acadia Powertrain
As for the powertrain, the exact list of engine which will be used for the new 2017 GMC Acadia is still unknown. However, there is some information about it. Reportedly, the new model will come with a wider array of engine offered than before. The new SUV will keep its current 3.6-liter V6 unit and possibly, it will feature two more. One of those could be a twin-turbo V6 mill which would represent a more powerful option than the current one. Also, there are some speculations about the possible hybrid version of the 2017 Acadia, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet. In our opinion, that would be an excellent move, since the Acadia is really good and famous vehicle on one hand, and the green car market is in a constant demand for new offers, on the other. Although the information about the new model’s powertrain is quite scarce at the moment, one thing about it is sure. The new SUV will come with significantly more powerful and interesting performance than before, and it will surely represent a more attractive option on the market once it gets released.
2017 GMC Acadia Release and Price
The 2017 GMC Acadia should be released sometime during 2016, though there is no official information about the exact date. On the other hand, some sources believe that the new crossover will be released sooner, though there are no proofs to stake this on. As for the price, it is too early to say, but in our opinion, the new model will cost more than the current one. Judging by the improvements on the next generation of the Acadia, though, the new SUV is well worth the increase.