The 2024 GMC Acadia introduces an all-new third generation for the crossover, debuting a long list of updates and changes, including larger exterior dimensions, a more spacious interior, and new tech features. Per previous GM Authority coverage, GM is taking an interesting new approach with the next-gen Acadia, including a drive to attract more female drivers. Additionally, GM is hopeful it can produce more units of the next-gen Acadia compared to the preceding second-generation Acadia, per a GM Authority interview.
During a recent interview with GMC Acadia Marketing Manager Katherine Weber, GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft asked if GM would be able to make more units of the third-generation GMC Acadia, as compared to the outgoing generation.
“We’re hopeful to make more, but don’t have volumes or production information yet,” Weber told GM Authority.
Although official production figures for the second-generation GMC Acadia are not available, we can look at GMC Acadia sales numbers for a rough indication as to what those production figures might be.
For readers who may be unaware, the second-generation GMC Acadia was unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, launching for the 2017 model year. Interestingly, the Acadia’s best sales year was the 2017 calendar year, during which GM delivered 111,276 units. Of course, it should be mentioned that the 2017 calendar year included sales of the the second-generation 2017 GMC Acadia, as well as sales of first-generation 2017 GMC Acadia Limited, the latter of which was essentially a continuation for the first-gen model, per previous GM Authority coverage.
Meanwhile, the second-best sales year for the Acadia nameplate was the 2019 calendar year, during which GM sold 99,429 units. That figure is composed exclusively of sales of the second-generation Acadia.
As a reminder, the all-new third-gen 2024 GMC Acadia cradles the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, as GM Authority was the first to report. The GM C1 platform provides the underpinnings, while production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant.