GMC unveiled its all-new 2013 Acadia crossover SUV on Wednesday at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. GMC hopes that this redesigned full-size SUV will capitalize on their role as GM's second ranked volume brand.
Introduced in 2006, the Acadia shares the same platform as the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The Acadia is both GMC's first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and the company's first crossover SUV.
So what's new for 2013? GMC has equipped the 2013 Acadia with a series of styling, technological, performance and safety advancements. Style wise, the all-new Acadia features a redesigned exterior with a more macho facade compared to past years. The 2013 model features a three-bar grille and a new chiseled look. The vehicle's exterior also contains a new spoiler and wraparound rear glass. The 2013 edition also adds high-intensity discharge headlamps and LED running lamps.
In addition to the Acadia's exterior, its interior experienced a noticeable upgrade as well. Some nice touches include new stitching and aluminum trim on select models. Aesthetics aside, the Acadia interior has also undergone a major technological overhaul. New gadgets include GMC's Color Touch Radio, which lets drivers use Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and connecting various devices. Other nifty features are a photo viewer and a back-up camera. As was true with previous Acadia models, the 2013 edition still includes rear-seat entertainment and a Dual SkyScape sunroof.
The Acadia also boasts some improvements under the hood, including an upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 model is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which produces a maximum of 288-hp. This updated horsepower allows users to tow up to 5000 lbs. As for fuel economy, The Acadia gets EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg in front-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Aside from the aforementioned updates, the Acadia's new safety features may be the most significant. The upcoming Acadia features a front center air bag, which when deployed, blows up between front seat occupants. The new Acadia will also include blind-spot detection and rear cross traffic alert, which helps drivers avoid those pesky blind spots.
"While no restraint technology can address all body regions or all potential injuries, the front center air bag is designed to work with the vehicle's other air bags and safety belts to collectively deliver an even more comprehensive occupant restraint system," Gay Kent, GM executive director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness, said in a statement.
Although the Acadia sold 79,000 vehicles last year, which is a high for the model, it still trailed sibling brands, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Whether the Acadia's new enhancement will help it overtake its rivals remains to be seen.
2013 GMC Acadia will go on sale in late 2012.
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2011 GMC Acadia vs. Toyota Sequoia Mashup Drive & Review
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CX-9, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Hyundai Santa Fe, the GMC Acadia is
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2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DUBAI -- Chevrolet's toughest, most- refined midsize sport utility vehicle,
the TrailBlazer, made its global debut today at the opening of the Dubai
International Motor Show in the Middle East.
The robust seven-seat show vehicle previews Chevrolet's latest SUV
offering, which will be sold around the world, beginning with Thailand in
The new-generation TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability
of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover.
Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do
Brasil, it shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a
chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city
The show vehicle features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM's
new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel
engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of
performance and fuel economy.
"It is a reflection of the importance of the Middle East market for General
Motors that a vehicle as important as TrailBlazer is making its global
debut at this show," said GM Middle East Operations President and Managing
Director John Stadwick. "Without question, the new TrailBlazer will be one
of the biggest and toughest members of the Chevrolet family -- the perfect
vehicle to take on the Middle East's competitive midsize SUV segment.
"Although this is a show vehicle, the overall design is faithful to the
production version that will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms next year.
TrailBlazer will be the ideal fit, not only for consumers in the Middle
East, but in every place around the world where it will be sold."
According to Brad Merkel, GM's global vehicle line executive for midsize
trucks and SUVs, TrailBlazer offers the strength, design, capability and
refinement needed to compete with the world's best off-road vehicles.
"The growing markets of the world want flexibility. That means power and
capability combined with comfort and efficiency," Merkel said. "TrailBlazer
does it all. You can tow anything, go anywhere, comfortably seat seven
people, and do so with the fuel efficiency associated with a smaller, less
capable vehicle. It's the complete package."
2014 GMC Acadia SLT1 AWD Review [Carbon Black] | ST#140463
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Black[58U,Carbon Black Metallic] color and Ebony interior color.
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2014 GMC Acadia SLE: The Best Crossover? A real world analysis.
In this video we take a look at the recently refreshed GMC Acadia. Most of
the refresh took place in the styling department, so rest assured this
video is relevant for older GMC Acadias and its platform mates the Buick
Enclave and Chevy Traverse.
As an amateur car reviewer, I'll give you a real world, practical,
unscripted analysis without the fluff of other automotive channels.
In this review we'll look at fuel economy, passenger space and seating
layouts, rear cargo space behind the third row and all the other key
aspects of the Acadia.
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