2017 GMC Acadia shows off new rear end design.
The original GMC Acadia went on sale for the 2007 model year, marking the brand’s first unibody vehicle and crossover. The front-drive-based Acadia debuted with seating for up to eight passengers, a 5,200-pound towing capacity, and a 3.6-liter V-6 that delivered 275 hp. An all-new GMC Acadia will be making its official debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show next week, and now the utility-focused brand has released a teaser image showing off the crossover’s new rear end design.
Not much can be gleaned from the lone blacked-out image, aside from a redesigned taillight design that features a triangular shape that wraps around the elongated chrome strip above the license plate. The next-gen large crossover should retain its three-row interior layout, and if the platform-sharing continues between the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and Acadia, expect the GMC to have the most rugged styling of the three.
The next-gen Acadia can’t come soon enough, seeing as how the current modelhasn’t changed much over the years. The model has been given styling updates to keep it competitive, and the V-6 has been tweaked to pump out 281 hp. The Acadia Denali ups that power to 288 hp thanks to a dual exhaust setup.
With more three-row crossovers entering the market, including the upcoming CUV from Volkswagen, a replacement for the Subaru Tribeca, and the recently revealed 2016 Mazda CX-9, the new Acadia will face stiff competition. We’ll have to wait until the Acadia is fully uncovered to see how it might fare. Stay tuned for more on the 2017 GMC Acadia as it debuts later this month, ahead of its rollout this spring.
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