A new video posted on YouTube shows what appears to be a pair of 2017 GMC Acadia crossovers high-altitude testing in broad daylight.
Posted by TFL Car, the 50-second video brings us right up along side the pair of heavy-camouflaged 2017 GMC Acadia crossovers, one driving on base model six-pronged wheels while the other (seen above) rolls around on larger, two-pronged six spoke wheels. We’ll stop short of assuming it’s a Denali model, but it could likely be an SLT variant.
Wheels aside, GM engineers have done their best to hide nearly aspect of the vehicle: The A and B-pillars and roofline are the only parts not covered in saggy black camouflage.
We can only speculate for now. But as reported earlier in the year, it seems likely the the new Acadia is expected to ride on GM’s new C1xx “Chi” platform, which is the crossover variant of the new GM E2XX midsize vehicle platform. The 2017 GMC Acadia could even swap cogs through a new nine-speed automatic transmission. We also wouldn’t be surprised to see GM add a four-cylinder and turbocharged V6 to its options list, while the new 3.6L LGX V6 would likely find itself in the engine bay as well. However, official details are nil.
Earlier reports indicate the new Acadia should arrive sometime in late 2016 or early 2017. In that case, GM has some work to do and chances are we’ll see more shots leak out in the months ahead.
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