Some spy shots have surfaced which show what appears to be the next-generation GMC Acadia SUV testing in snowy winter conditions. The camouflage-job is so thoroughly obscuring that we can’t pick out a single styling cue, and can only just identify the vehicle as such.
Autoblog shared the photographs, anticipating that the new GMC Acadia will bow sometime in 2016, and might come with General Motors’ new nine-speed automatic as standard. That seems like a safe bet. The second-generation SUV may also add a four-cylinder and a turbocharged V6 to its list of available engines, flanking the current, normally-aspirated 3.6 liter LLT V6.
The new 2017 GMC Acadia is reportedly one of several future vehicles being built on GM’s new, scalable E2XX platform. The E2XX platform is more readily adaptable to both short- and long-wheelbase vehicles for less costly, more diverse implementation, which will help GM with future collective development costs.
Be sure to check out the gallery of spy shots of the new, 2017 GMC Acadia at the Autoblog website.