2016 GMC Acadia redesign, release date

Acadia GMC was first lunched in the year 2006 as a replacement for General Motors’s three models namely Pontiac, Buick and GMC. It was GM’s first auto that had unibody structure. This model has undergone a few upgrades, the most recent one being in 2013. Acadia GMC is among General Motors’ four models which are based on the GM’s new Lambda platform. The automaker has announced the redesigned Acadia GMC as a 2016 year model which will acquire numerous technical achievements all over. This move is aimed at maintaining the increased sales of this model. However, the changes will be minimal but there will be some trimming both in its exterior and interior.

2016 GMC Acadia front


The innovations in this full size sports utility vehicle begin right from its front. The 2016 GMC Acadia gets a new grille which enhances its muscular look. Its taillights have also been modified while the headlamps have been refreshed to create a more elegant look. This includes equipping it with new high intensity headlights and tail lights with LED technology. Furthermore, the new 2016 GMC Acadia gets three entirely different wheel sizes with the inclusion of 20 inches wheels. The exterior changes make this model to appear larger among other crossover models. The end product of this new SUV portrays very high quality workmanship. The automaker has used new durable materials which include aluminum and carbon fiber which have contributed to weight reduction and improvement in its performance. 2016 GMC Acadia gets the same dimensions as its predecessor. Its body color has not been left behind in the refreshments. In fact, there will be a number of offers in terms of exterior colors in the new model.

Its interior of 2016 GMC Acadia is quite spacious and glamorous too. It will still accommodate eight passengers seated comfortably. This will be a luxurious vehicle since it comes packed with numerous entertainment equipments like an excellent audio system, navigation, Bluetooth and many more. Its manufacture has put extra emphasis on its stability by equipping it with multi-link suspension. It safety has also been increased to include the common features and a large number of sensors and a controlled system which helps in locating where the vehicle is. 2016 GMC Acadia interior will not acquire numerous changes since the current model still maintains a soaring degree of comfort and extravagance.

2016 GMC Acadia interior


GMC has not revealed if there will be changes regarding its powertrain. For that reason, the same engine which powers the 2015 model is expected to run in the 2016 GMC Acadia. It is a 3.6 V6 unit which generates 288 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. This engine will be mated to a six speed automatic gearbox. This model will be a front wheel drive but an all wheel drive will be offered as optional. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. This car might be offered in about three trims namely SLT, SLE and Denali.

2016 GMC Acadia rear

2016 GMC Acadia: Price, Release Date and Competitors

The 2016 GMC Acadia is anticipated to be available within the first quarter of 2015. Its price tag is expected to remain the same for every trim level which means between $ 35 000 up to $ 50 000. Its greatest competitors will be Chevy Traverse, Hyundai Santa Fe, Buick Enclave and Toyota Highlander.

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