2017 GMC Acadia coming to Edmonton, AB
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a major stage for General Motors. The Chevrolet brand has already impressed the automotive press with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch. There was little chance the rest of the automaker’s brands were not going to get a chance to be seen. GMC took its opportunity to introduce the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia. Designers have redesigned and rebuilt the 2017 GMC Acadia coming to Edmonton, AB to be lighter, more capable and more efficient overall. Additionally, the top-of-the-line Denali trim has also received upgrades and GMC has introduced the 2017 Acadia All-Terrain model.
“GMC is a strong, growing premium brand and the Acadia is a cornerstone of our success story,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing said in a GMC press release. “The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability.”
GMC engineers and designers followed a similar line of thinking as their counterparts at Chevy. Many of the improvements surrounding the new 2017 Acadia coming to Edmonton, AB make the crossover SUV lighter than previous models. The new lighter body structure has kept more than 300 kilograms off of the new Acadia. Also, the wheelbase of the new GMC crossover SUV is shorter and more narrow to increase the vehicle’s maneuverability. For instance, the 2017 Acadia is 7.2 inches shorter and 3.5 inches narrower than the previous model-year. This has resulted in a turning circle that has been reduced 40.4 feet to 38.7 feet.
Depending on which trim version is chosen by a buyer when the 2017 GMC Acadia coming to Edmonton, AB arrives to Don Wheaton, most of the same technology features will still be available. This includes active safety systems like forward collision alerts, lane keep assist and side blind zone alerts. New for the 2017 Acadia, are the more advanced systems like Front Pedestrian Braking, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking and Following Distance Indicator.
The standard engine will now be a new 2.5-liter, four-cylinder with a fuel-consumption score of 8.4 L/100 km on the highway and a new 3.6-liter, V-6 engine upgrade option is available. Buyers that choose this engine package will get the ability to use up to 310 horsepower, tow up to 4,000 pounds and still be able to record a fuel-consumption score of 9.4 L/100 km on the highway.
Currently available timelines say the 2017 GMC Acadia coming to Edmonton, AB will be available at dealerships like Don Wheaton this spring. If you would like more information about the crossover SUV or would like to start the pre-order process, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.