Over the past few years, GM has been rolling out Elevation as a GMC sub-brand, joining the range-topping Denali and rugged AT4 models. As it stands, the Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck and Canyon mid-size pickup already feature Elevation as fully-fledged trim levels. And now, GM Authority has learned that the 2021 GMC Acadia midsize crossover will join the Elevation party.
Indeed, the 2021 Acadia will add an Elevation Edition as a standalone package on the 2021 GMC Acadia. Optional on the SLE and SLT trim levels, the Elevation Edition package for the 2021 GMC Acadia adds the following features and content:
- Black grille
- Black exterior accents
- 20-inch aluminum wheels with black accents and black center caps
- 20-inch all-season blackwall tires
- Gloss black roof rails
For both the SLE and SLT trims, the 2021 GMC Acadia Elevation Edition package requires the Jet Black interior and trim. Additionally, the package is not available with the Bright Accent Package or Black Accent Package, or with any LPO-level (accessory-level) wheels.
Pricing and photos of the package are unavailable as of this writing.
Offering the Elevation Edition as a package on the 2021 Acadia represents a noteworthy departure from the way GMC markets Elevation on its pickup trucks. On the Sierra 1500, Elevation is a standalone trim level slotting between SLE and SLT. And on the 2021 Canyon, Elevation represents the base trim level (called Elevation Standard) and the mid-tier trim (simply called Elevation).
However, Elevation initially started out as an options package on the second-generation Canyon, before transitioning into the aforementioned trim levels for the slight update introduced for the 2021 model year. As such, it’s possible that future versions of the GMC Acadia could incorporate Elevation as a standalone trim level.