GMC Acadia Could Be Cut from Production
Both based on GM’s Lambda platform, the Acadia will join Saturn’s SUV offering in the history books soon, as GM has reportedly axed the mid-size crossover to avoid too much product duplication. According to GM Insider, having the GMC in the lineup could affect sales of the Buick Enclave, which also share the same platform.
This decision is justified, as having too many similar models is what has been hurting GM these past few years. Since both Buick and GMC share the same dealers, the overlap was becoming more than obvious.
With US customers overwhelmingly choosing the Enclave, which just last year hit record sales for the luxury crossover despite having been on sale for four years already, it shouldn’t have been a hard choice for the Detroit auto giant.
The Acadia launched in 2006 (as a 2007 model-year) and has been fairly successful on the US market. It is one of four crossovers that have existed on the Lambda platform.
The Acadia is powered by GM's 3.6-liter V-6 with variable valve timing (VVT), which is designed with economy and low emissions in mind. Paired to this engine is a new fuel-saving Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed automatic transmission. Acadia can tow up to 4,500 pounds (2,041 kg), when properly equipped, and comes in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models.