GMC debuted the second generation Acadia crossover at the Detroit Auto Show just a few months ago. As it turns out, the announcement of the second-generation model doesn’t spell the end for the first generation. The 2017 GMC Acadia will be sold alongside the first generation under the Acadia Limited nameplate for at least one year.
Both models will remain on the market due to reasons related to manufacturing. The first-generation Acadia is assembled at the plant in Lansing, Michigan. The second generation Acadia will hail from Spring Hill, Tennessee. If General Motors were to cut the first generation model altogether, the Lansing plant’s output would have been reduced.
It’s unlikely that the first-gen Acadia will see any changes to its powertrain. Both larger and heavier than the 2017 GMC Acadia, the original model carries up to eight people.
Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an available option for an increased price.
Here at Freehold Buick GMC, we can’t wait for the arrival of the latest GMC Acadia!