Future GMC Acadia
We expect the next-generation GMC Acadia to reach the market in the vicinity of the 2023 model year. Until then, we expect the current, second-generation Acadia to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the future GMC Acadia. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and GMC.
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|Last redesigned model year:||2017 (second generation)|
|Expected refresh model year:||2021|
|Expected redesign model year:||2023 (second generation)|
|Expected name:||GMC Acadia|
|Current platform:||C1 platform (Chi)|
|Layout:||FF (front-engined, front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive)|
|Current body styles:||four-door crossover|
|Future body styles:||four-door crossover|
|Expected gasoline engines:||turbo I-4, naturally aspirated V-6, possible turbo-charged V-6|
|Expected diesel engines:||four-cylinder turbo-diesel possible|
|Expected transmissions:||9-speed automatic|
|Expected alternative fuel powertrains:||plug-in gas-electric hybrid or all-electric EV possible|
- What: an all-new midsize crossover representing the third generation of the Acadia nameplate
- When: a launch in calendar year 2022-2023 as a 2023-2024 model year vehicle
- Why: an all-new Acadia will strengthen GMC’s position in the midsize crossover segment
- Where: sold in all current markets where GMC has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East
Following are our expectations of the future GMC Acadia:
- Based either on the GM VSS-F platform
- Introduce the evolved GMC design language, including headlights and taillights
- Introduce an improved interior, with increased levels of refinement, luxury, and convenience
- Include the GM Super Cruise autonomous driving technology
- Introduce a plug-in hybrid/PHEV variant or a pure battery electric model
We expect the upcoming future GMC Acadia to continue being available as a midsize luxury crossover with four doors and either two or three rows of seating.
We expect the starting price of the next GMC Acadia to remain in the low $30,000 range, similar to the second-generation model.
We expect it to ride on the GM VSS-F platform/vehicle set shared with other front-drive GM vehicles and crossovers.
We expect the next GMC Acadia to feature the following engine choices:
- New turbo 2.0L I-4 engine with automatic engine stop/start functionality to replace the GM 2.0L Turbo LTG (gasoline)
- 3.6L V-6 LGX with automatic engine stop/start functionality as an step up from the new 2.0L Turbo (gasoline)
- Possibly a twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 LGW (gasoline) in a performance variant
- New turbo-diesel engine for select markets (diesel)
- Possibly an electric plug-in hybrid/PHEV (gasoline/electric)
- Possibly a pure battery-electric variant
We expect that the next Acadia will be offered with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid and electric models will have their own powertrain.
It is currently unclear where GM will produce the next-generation GMC Acadia. The current, second-generation model is assembled by GM USA at the GM Spring Hill factory in Tennessee.
The future GMC Acadia will compete with the following vehicles:
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- GM’s own expected future Chevy Blazer
- Toyota Highlander
- Honda Pilot
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Volkswagen Atlas
- Mazda CX-9
- Ford Explorer
- Dodge Durango
Before The All-New Model
Before the all-new future Acadia reaches the market, we expect the current first-generation Acadia to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements. See information about the current Acadia by using the following links:
- 2017 GMC Acadia (introduction of second-generation model)
- 2018 GMC Acadia
- 2019 GMC Acadia
- 2020 GMC Acadia (expected midcycle refresh)
- 2021 GMC Acadia
- 2022 GMC Acadia
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