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.