2016 NAIAS: 2017 GMC Acadia Unveiled with New Engines, Videos Reveal Technology

GMC released a teaser image with the 2017 Acadia last week and now the exquisite model can be observed in its plenitude at the 2016 NAIAS, in Detroit. We are dealing here with a model that have received significant changes in terms of design and performance, along with the latest technology inside.

The most notable changes are the use of the high-strength and press-hardened steels, which reduce the car`s weigh by 700 pounds. Also, the new Acadia is lighter because of the reduced footprint, the model being 18.2 centimeters shorter, 8.9 centimeters narrower and 9.9 centimeters lower.

Even so, the cabin still has enough cargo space, the model now coming with a six- or seven-seat configuration.

In the engine department, the 2017 GMC Acadia packs two engines, the 2.5-liter engine with 194 horsepower, available at 6,300 rpm and 190 lb-ft of torque, available at 4,400 rpm. On the other hand, the higher 3.5-liter V6 delivers 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Both are hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to the front corners. An optional all-wheel drive configuration is also available.

In terms of safety features, the 2017 GMC Acadia is packing the Front Pedestrian Braking, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert and so on.

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