GMC – the name itself is enough to make a simple and nimble car into a hot cake. When this automaker had made its mind to step into the SUV market, then their aim was to make several exceptional vehicles, which will set some new standards. And the producer did so. They stepped into the SUV market with the Acadia and it has become one of the most selling cars for this producer. Debuted back in 2007, GMC’s Acadia has set lots of milestones and posed some tough competition to its competitors. Now, to make this car more potent, the automaker has decided to launch the redesigned 2018 GMC Acadia. Will this car be powerful enough like its predecessors? Let’s look into the factors and try to understand what sort of things has changed for the future.
2018 GMC Acadia: Engines and Transmission
According to the inside details, 2018 GMC Acadia will have two powertrains. Most powerful one will be a 3.6-liter V6 SLT engine, which can produce 310 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. Second engine option will be a 2.5-liter engine that can generate up to 193 horsepower. Though the possibility is small, but there is a speculation that a 2.0-liter l4 Turbo diesel engine will come as the third engine option, yet not right away. No matter which one option you choose, it’s going to be mated to a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. On the other hand, you will be able to choose between a standard front- and optional all-wheel drive.
Price and Arrival
Though the exact cost of the 2018 GMC Acadia is not known yet, you can expect that this car will be available within $30,000. Of course, the topping Denali trim will cost significantly more, likely around $42,000. Inside sources are mentioning that this future car may roll out by the third quarter of 2017. However, the actual date of availability is not yet available.
Changes and Features
According to our sources, the manufacturer will change the Lambda platform with the new and lightweight C1XX “Chi” architecture. Thus, SUV’s fuel economy result will significantly jump. Off road, traveling won’t be an issue with the AWD system of the 2018 GMC Acadia. On the contrary, the new generation Acadia will be a very tough off-roader. The producer will provide lots of new safety features like Auto Braking at Low Speed, Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist, which will definitely boost SUV’s safety.
These are some of the explicit features that are going to take place in this upcoming vehicle. Be ready; something more will undoubtedly come once the manufacturer starts to roll this car out of its production house.
The outgoing model was enriched with some explicit gadgets and goodies from inside and from the outside; the car was attractive too. With the 2018 Acadia scenario will be same and one can expect an all-new infotainment, contrast stitching and vivid colors like Crimson red, dark sapphire will be available with this car.
Thins car is going to be sturdy, agile, potent enough to withstand against any negative externality. Coupled with a powerful engine, spacious cabin, stunning exterior and competitive price, the 2018 GMC Acadia will certainly win lots of hearts.