2017 GMC Acadia: At the 2016 North American International Auto Show
January 12, 2016
DETROIT - GMC today introduced the all-new 2017 Acadia – a reimagined
crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great
versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.
The new Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three
rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a
new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.
“GMC is a strong, growing premium brand and the Acadia is a cornerstone of our
success story,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.
“The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake
up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology
The new Acadia goes on sale this spring, almost a decade after its original
introduction, and coming off of its strongest sales year ever in 2015 with 96,393
“Typically, a vehicle’s sales can be illustrated on a bell curve during its lifecycle, but
the Acadia’s success has defied convention with impressive sustainability,” said
Aldred. “It’s a shining example of GMC’s momentum and we’re confident it will grow
with the new Acadia.”
New size, bigger advantages
The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover
positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the
model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering
greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.
“The new Acadia captures a greater feeling of refinement, in everything from the
responsive feeling behind the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive
features,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer for compact and crossover
SUVs at General Motors. “It’s a vehicle that offers the functionality Acadia is known
for, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.”
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