2024 GMC Acadia Caught Testing Again19
The next-generation 2024 GMC Acadia was once again caught testing out on public roads as a camouflage-clad prototype, giving us another look at upcoming upsized crossover.
Per a GM Authority exclusive published in August of 2020, the 2024 GMC Acadia is poised to grow considerably compared to the current model, entering its third generation as an all-new full-size offering. This will return the Acadia to its original formula, as the nameplate was initially introduced for the 2007 model year as a full-size three-row crossover. The Acadia was later scaled down to a midsize offering for the second generation, which debuted for the 2017 model year, but is now poised to return to the full-size segment for the 2024 model year.
To that end, the 2024 GMC Acadia will feature a longer wheelbase, opening up the cabin for a more spacious third-row seat, as well as additional rear cargo room. When it debuts, the next-gen GMC Acadia will compete with rivals like the Hyundai Palisade.
Although this prototype is once again covered in heavy camo covers, we can still make out the crossover’s clearly boxy body style, which includes a more upright stance that draws inspiration from the GMC Yukon SUV. We also see a set of alloy wheels with a new multi-directional design and two-tone finish, while in the rear, the crossover sports a dual exhaust with rounded tips.
Under the skin, the 2024 GMC Acadia will ride on a modified version of the GM C1 platform. Motivation will likely be sourced from the 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, mating to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission and sending power to the front axle as standard, or all four wheels as an optional extra.
It’s also possible the 2024 GMC Acadia will be available with the more-economical turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, while the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine is also under consideration. Production will take place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan, with a launch expected next year.
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I believe those are just Blazer RS standard alloy rims – used on the test mule…
Leads me to believe it’s a next gen traverse or blazer xl.
The Telluride and Pallisade own this segment.
They do and for good reason, they’re really nice and moderately priced. GM phoned in the last Acadia and hopefully they won’t again but most of their designs and products are misses these days. Living off the legacy as the market share slowly shrinks. Good enough, isn’t.
The problem wasn’t the size. It should have completed with the Grand Cherokee and I’m sure some at GM (and only at GM) thought it did. The market and public disagreed.
It wasn’t to compete with the jeep. The last gen jeep didn’t have any competition. Shrinking the Acadia to enter the space with the explorer and highlander was the purpose. We didn’t have a model that directly competed.
The 2.7 could be an interesting choice. I like the torque characteristics better than the 3.6V6.
Does this mean that GMC will being getting a Blazer/2-row eventually?
Shrinking Arcadia was a dumb, cynical move aimed at differentiating the model from Traverse, even Enclave, forcing people into a Yucon. It was probably mention to copy Jeep Grand Cherokee which was only 2 row, as well, but people don’t like shrinkage and sales suffered. Blazer XL would have been more useful!
Any word on platform? Will it be a reskin or the modular architecture?
Wonder if the XT6 will see a second generation but hoping that the rumored 3-row Lyriq will replace the XT6.
I hope this new Acadia loses the push button gear shift.
Please someone give us a medium-sized SUV without third row seating. We want the cargo area.
Psst! The third row folds down… I have a 2022 Acadia Denali AWD with the 3.6 V6 motor… I love the thing! It’s a fun ride…
It’s just another GD Traverse. Same lipstick, different pig. GM could have done something special to differentiate their truck brand 3-row unibody — RWD, higher ground clearance, stronger suspension, hybrid assist for towing, anything — but they didn’t and won’t, because no one has any balls at the General anymore.
As a 2014 Acadia owner, this was going to be my next vehicle. Now, I’m not so sure. Unless it has the 2.7 LB3 and the 10-speed as an option (the 9-speed doesn’t have enough torque tolerance, but I’m not sure how the 10-speed would fit), I think I’m going to have to shop the competition. I dislike Chrysler, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is mighty tempting. I just don’t know if I can get over its abysmal payload ratings.
Please bring back the 2012 era GMC Acadia with the 33″highx48+” wide trunk opening, 3.6L VVT and must have 5000+lb towing capacity!
Still have my 2012 GMC Acadia with 190k+ miles and absolutely love it!.. Replaced tranny at 120k which was tough and now feel like it has a 2nd life! Need the 2012 size for home DIY projects, dogs and towing our boat. Just last week my parents freezer died, so pulled up to Lowes and slid a 15 cut freezer into the back and 1/2hr later the new freezer was in place. Gotta love that convenience! Contemplating buying a Chevy Traverse, beautiful car same engine etc but was surprised that the trunk height was only 32″… wouldn’t have been able to bring the freezer home in the Traverse.
My husband traded his Toyota Rav4 for the smaller 2021 GMC Acadia 3.6L VVT reduced towing 3500lb… drives great, doesn’t quite meet our DIY space and towing requirements.