General Motors has scaled down its all-new 2017 GMC Acadia SUV, revealed at this week's Detroit auto show.
The downsized Acadia has lost 193 millimeters from its predecessor's length, giving it an overall length of 5100mm. Overall width is also reduced by 88mm, down to 2004mm, which should make squeezing the family SUV into those shopping centre car parks easier.
The reduction in overall size, as well as a liberal use of lightweight steels in its construction, means that the Acadia has lost 317kg in weight from the outgoing model.
Power will come from a 3.6-litre VVT, direct-injection V6, which produces 210kW in the base models and 215kW in the Denali model. A six-speed automatic will be mated to the V6 on all models.
The Denali model comes with optional four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, while the SL, SLE and SLT are only available in front-wheel drive. All four models will be able to tow a hefty 2.3 tonnes.
US spec models come with GMC’s OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that includes a built in Wi-Fi hotspot on board.
Other techno gadgets inside include support for Apple’s CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Lane departure and collision avoidance are also included in the premium spec vehicles.
UPDATE: the Acadia appears to be on the radar for Holden as a potential new large SUV for Australia. More here.