The current generation GMC Acadia has gone hand in hand over the years. It debuted in 2016 as a 2017 model, and now we’re seeing its successor for the first time. Hiding under heavy camouflage is the next generation SUV that will debut in 2024.
The bold cover obscures most of the details, but the keen eye can spot some interesting features. Among other things, this test vehicle looks a little bigger than the Acadia you can buy today. We expect it to grow in size a bit, adopting a more robust personality similar to the first generation model. Our spy photographer caught the SUV with the headlights on, and we could easily see a split setup similar to that of the GMC Canyon, which debuted the new generation earlier this year. The smaller lamp at the top appears narrow and thin, with the larger C-shaped housing containing the lamp at the bottom.
The face of the SUV looks quite bulky and bulky, although it could give way to softer lines at the rear. The quarter panel looks slightly flared, though its shape could be exaggerated thanks to the large taillights that are likely to be receptacles. Amid all the talk about the Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV, we’re treated to a pair of bright exhaust tips that sit neatly under the rear bumper. This particular SUV is definitely not electric.
Our first look at the next Acadia isn’t limited to outdoor shots. Our photographer managed to get close enough to get a glimpse inside, even though it was almost completely covered. However, our sources can confirm the presence of the Super Cruise in a completely new cabin. The digital instrument display is likely behind the wheel, and we can barely make out the new center display perched above the climate vents.
At this stage, we have no information about what might happen under the new body. Current models are available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 228 horsepower, or a 3.6-liter V6 producing 310 hp. A plot twist might come with the turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder used in the new Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, adapted for use in the Acadia. That one engine produces between 237 and 310 hp depending on the tone.
Our spy sources believe the new Acadia will be a 2024 model. That means the debut should take place next year, possibly in the first half of 2023.
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