GMC Acadia was initially launched in the year 2006 to replace GM’s three models namely Buick, Pontiac and GMC. This model was General Motors’ first ever model to come in a unibody structure. Since them, it has undergone a number of refreshments the recent one being in 2013. Today, this auto comes in a GM’s new Lambda platform. Its automaker has announced that this model will get some refreshments for the 2016 model year to enable it to be more competitive and to boost its sales. Nevertheless, the expected changes will be minimal both inside and outside.
2016 GMC Acadia: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The refreshments in this SUV begin at its front whereby the 2016 GMC Acadia comes with a redesigned grille which offers it a more muscular appearance. Its headlamps have also received some minor updates to make them more attractive. The headlamps are made using the high intensity technology. As for the tail lamps, they have LED technology while their appearance has been redesigned. This full size sports utility vehicle also comes with three different wheel sizes among them the 20 inch alloy wheels. Its automaker has also incorporated the use of high quality material such as aluminum and carbon fiber to produce a durable 2016 GMC Acadia. This car comes in the same exterior dimensions as its predecessor although the new changes make it to appear larger when compared to other crossovers. New exterior body colors have also been offered.
The new 2016 GMC Acadia will comfortably accommodate up to eight adult passengers. Each passenger will have enough leg and head space. Besides, the car will be quite roomy with enough storage space at its rear. When it comes to interior features, the most innovative infotainment, safety and comfort features will be offered. Inside, it shall e upholstered using soft authentic leather, durable plastics and aluminum all of which will boost its already sophisticated appearance. The car shall be highly luxurious as it will get numerous entertainment features including superior audio systems, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation system. The automaker has also equipped it with multi-link suspension to make it more stable regardless of the terrain. As for the safety features, apart from ample airbags, there will be blind spot detection and cross traffic alert systems. Other than that and a few more changes, the 2016 GMC Acadia will not get significant changes since the existing model still upholds an elevated degree of comfort and lavishness.
2016 GMC Acadia: Engine and Fuel Economy
The manufacturers have not yet given any information in regard to its powertrain. In that case, it is being speculated that the same engines in the outgoing model shall be used to run the upcoming mode, 2016 GMC Acadia. This powertrain is s 3.6 liter V6 with an ability to produce 288 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. The engine is combined with a six speed automatic transmission and it disperses power to the front wheel drive or the optional all wheel drive. Its fuel efficiency ratings stand at 16/23 mpg city/highway respectively.
2016 GMC Acadia: Release Date, Price and Competitors
New 2016 GMC Acadia is most likely to be unveiled in early 2015. Its price is likely to remain unchanged, that is, between $ 35 000 and $ 50 000 depending on the trim level. The 2016 GMC Acadia will face great competition from other SUV’s such as Buick Enclave, Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Traverse and Hyundai Santa Fe.