If you’re set on owning a GMC crossover, but the 2017 GMC Acadia and its midsize proportions aren’t for you, time is ticking.
Unknown to many, the previous-generation GMC Acadia has actually still been in production at the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant with the name “Acadia Limited“. However, GMC has confirmed production will be ending next week of the full-size CUV.
The brand did not give us a set date but did say the production will cease by the end of the first quarter. Quarter one ends March 31, 2017.
In the process, GM will lay off 1,100 workers from the Lansing Delta plant, but the automaker has already stated it will hire back 500 of those workers next year, as 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave production ramps up. The plant is also lobbying for a third vehicle to be assembled there, potentially a new Cadillac crossover.
GMC has not made commitments to fill the full-size vacancy left by the Acadia Limited, though, reports did surface last year about a body on frame SUV potentially returning to the brand.