GMC Acadia: Preview – Crossover SUV sales are booming, and GMC wants a piece of the action. To grab customers defecting to nicer riding, better handling, and more fuel efficient crossovers, the long-standing builder of “professional grade” trucks debuts the GMC Acadia for 2007.
GMC’s first crossover is based on the same architecture and running gear as the upcoming Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. With its long wheelbase, wide track, and short overhangs, the new Acadia’s generous proportions are larger than most vehicles in this class, allowing GMC to create segment-leading interior volume coupled with driving dynamics that the company says will mimic a sport sedan.
Made in Lansing, Mich., the 2007 GMC Acadia’s low roofline, sculpted wheel arches, minimal gray plastic trim, and jeweled lighting lend the SUV a luxurious appearance. Chrome trim, polished roof rails, and quad exhaust outlets with chrome tips complete the look, and there are a variety of wheel styles and finishes available.
The GMC Acadia goes on sale later this year, and prices will be available closer to its arrival in dealer showrooms.