According to sources familiar with the matter, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Acadia is scheduled to begin in January of the 2024 calendar year. This late production start date likely indicates that the 2024 GMC Acadia will debut the nameplate’s next generation. Production will take place alongside the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
For those readers who may have missed it, General Motors recently confirmed that the next-gen GMC Acadia will grow in terms of exterior and interior dimensions, corroborating an earlier GM Authority exclusive published in August of 2020. As covered previously, the new third-gen GMC Acadia will debut as a full-size model, rather than as a mid-sizer like the current second-generation Acadia. The larger dimensions will return the Acadia nameplate to its roots, as the first-gen model launched in 2007 as a full-size, three-row crossover, and the subsequent second-generation Acadia downsized the nameplate to a mid-size model for the 2017 model year.
In addition to new dimensions and a new segment, the next-generation GMC Acadia is also expected to unveil new styling and an overhauled interior, while under the skin, the crossover will likely ride on a modified version of the GM C1 platform dubbed C1-2. Further updates will include the addition of GM Super Cruise, the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver assist system.
As for the engine specs, the next-generation GMC Acadia may offer several different engine configurations, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, or possibly the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. The turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B is particularly notable, as the four-banger’s relatively high power and torque outputs may make it a viable replacement for the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX.
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