The refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia began arriving on dealer lots across the United States and Canada a few weeks ago, and GM has just announced plans to begin selling the refreshed CUV in Mexico. GMC’s updated midsize crossover will go on sale in Mexico at the beginning of November, with the updated model delivering various important updates in the areas of design, features, technology and equipment that bring the vehicle in line with the rest of the GMC vehicle family.
“Acadia is one of GMC’s preferred vehicles, because it offers a perfect mix of luxury and sporty characteristics, with the space to meet the needs of families,” said Marketing Manager for Buick, GMC and Cadillac Mexico, Yammil Guaida, in a statement that was translated by GM Authority from Spanish. “The refresh of Acadia will attract the attention of our customers for being a more capable vehicle with unique attributes,” he added.
The 2020 GMC Acadia features a more imposing and distinctive exterior design, with the mid-cycle enhancement delivering a new grille, front and rear fascias, as well as the new front and rear lights that incorporate GMC’s signature C-shaped lighting signature.
Along with the revamped exterior elements, the 2020 Acadia adds a second model for the Mexican market in the form of the Acadia AT4. Until now, the Acadia was marketed in Mexico exclusively in the Denali trim. The new Acadia AT4 features darkened exterior bits along with some off-road-oriented elements.
Despite the obvious differences in the trims, the two 2020 GMC Acadia models for the Mexican market both feature 20-inch wheels with features such as roof rails as standard equipment. Inside, both feature a redesigned center console, a new GMC infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, plus OnStar 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi. The AT4 model has unique Kalahari details, while the Denali version adds GM’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror and surround-view camera technologies.
Mechanically, all Mexico-market 2020 GMC Acadia models will continue to be powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination makes 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The Acadia AT4 features a twin-clutch AWD system that is capable of sending torque to the wheel with the most optimal traction.
GM said that the 2020 GMC Acadia will begin arriving at GMC dealers starting in the first week of November, though it’s possible that the ongoing GM UAW strike might impact that timeline. The model will continue being made at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee for all North American markets, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Pricing for the Mexican market is set as follows, with the USD figures based on current exchange rates:
- GMC Acadia AT4: $851,600 pesos / $44,240 USD
- GMC Acadia Denali: $944,600 pesos / $49,070 USD