2020 GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year consisting of updates to its exterior and powertrain. To note, a mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2020 GMC Acadia. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and GMC.
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2020 GMC Acadia
Following are our expectations for the 2020 GMC Acadia:
- Changes and updates to exterior design, likely similar to those introduced by the 2018 GMC Terrain
- New full-LED headlights
- New forward-view camera to complement and enhance the Surround Vision system on the current model
- Possible updates to the powertrain consisting of the replacement of the 6-speed automatic with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission
The 2020 Acadia has been spotted on the following occasions undergoing testing:
- April 2018: 2020 Acadia spied for the first time
The 2020 GMC Acadia continues to be offered as a five-door midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
Like all second-generation units of the GMC Acadia, the 2020 Acadia continues to ride on the regular wheelbase variant of GM’s C1 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- Cadillac XT5 (first generation, 2017 – present)
- Chevrolet Blazer (rumored mid-size Chevrolet crossover, expected for 2019 MY)
A longer-wheelbase variant of the same architecture underpins the following models:
- Chevrolet Traverse (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Buick Enclave (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Cadillac XT6 (upcoming full-size Cadillac crossover, expected for 2020 MY)
The 2020 GMC Acadia refresh will continue being powered by the standard 2.5L LCV I4 as well as the optional 3.6L LGX V6 while replacing the 6-speed automatic gearbox with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission that was co-developed with Ford.
We expect the 2020 GMC Acadia to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the second-generation Acadia will live on thru at least the 2023 model year, and that an all-new, future GMC Acadia will launch thereafter.
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