The 2024 GMC Acadia is equipped with GM’s new Global B electronic architecture, GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft has confirmed while discussing the matter with engineers during the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Global B architecture will provide some new benefits for the 2024 GMC Acadia in the functioning and updating of its electronics and software, representing an overall upgrade for vehicles utilizing it, which now includes the 2024 GMC Acadia.
Compared to previous types of electronic architecture used in The General’s vehicles, Global B notably boosts processing power. This, in turn, means onboard technology and infotainment provides smoother operation, and communication between software systems within the vehicle is enhanced.
Even more importantly, trips to the dealership for software updates are theoretically a thing of the past with the over-the-air (OTA) updating provided by the Global B architecture. As just one example, OTA patches for the GM Super Cruise feature add more road coverage as these become available.
Global B and the OTA updates it provides are a strongly positive feature for most users, though the architecture still has the occasional hiccup to work out. Some 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon pickups have had their batteries drained when failed OTA updates kept the infotainment systems running for hours while parked in a driveway or garage.
GM recently pulled the sheets on the 2024 GMC Acadia at the Detroit Auto Show, revealing the changes and updates made to the all-new third generation of Big Red’s large crossover. GM engineers stretched the dimensions of the next-gen Acadia, adding 10.6 inches in length and 3.2 inches in height. The interior seats 7 or 8 passengers and features an 80 percent increase in cargo space.
The 2024 GMC Acadia is available in one of four trim levels, consisting of the base Elevation, the mid-range Elevation Premium, the off-road-focused AT4, and the range-topping Denali. All four trims get both a 15-inch Premium GMC Infotainment System screen and an 11-inch Driver Information Center as standard.
Motivation is supplied to the 2024 GMC Acadia by the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, which develops 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque, and is standard on all trims. The GM eight-speed automatic transmission provides cog swaps. All-wheel drive is optionally available the on Elevation, Elevation Premium, and Denali trim levels. Meanwhile, a unique Active Torque Control all-wheel drive system is standard on the off-road-capable AT4.
The 2024 GMC Acadia will be produced at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant, and is scheduled to launch early in 2024.