The company already prepares an update for the 2020 GMC Acadia. This mid-size crossover has existed for more than a couple of years. While the first model had a nine-year-long manufacturing cycle, it looks like the second generation will not last for so long.
The new, upgraded version is currently in development and should reach the market next year. With this occasion, we’ll see a bunch of novelties, both in visual and mechanical aspect. One of the most interesting changes will be a new automatic transmission. Additionally, expect subtle styling changes. Ultimately, we should see the more standard gear in the 2020 Acadia.
2020 GMC Acadia Redesign
Just like it’s the case with every mid-cycle update, this one will also be mostly about visual updates. The current generation of this crossover is current for about two years. Meanwhile, GMC has introduced a new design language, so this quick refresh seems natural, particularly if we consider that the current model hasn’t got any spectacular rating from reputable car magazines. Compared to class-leaders, it trails in many aspects, including relaxation, refinement, drive dynamics, etc..
Thus, a new styling should make the items a bit better. We expect 2020 GMC Acadia to embrace the new design language, characterized a new form of headlights, a new grille and a whole lot more. We should see something similar to the recently introduced GMC Terrain. At the rear end, subtle changes are expected as well. We could observe a few tweaks into the rear bumper, as well as changes on tailgate, taillights etc.
Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior design is about to get a bunch of changes, the cabin of 2020 GMC Acadia likely won’t change too much. Moreover, we expect pretty much the same design. The only potential changes we can see are minor tweaks to the dashboard, regarding button reconfiguration and similar sort of stuff. On the other side, new standard features are always welcome, although the base trim level company will most likely remain the same.
The present model is available in four trim levels and 2020 GMC Acadia should remain at the same way. The base SL model includes standard features like 17-inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, 6-speaker audio system etc. The next one is called SLE. This version adds a lot of fascinating things.
The SLT looks like a bit of an update. There are standard features like Bose audio system, an updated infotainment system, leather upholstery, and household-like 110V power outlet, sunroof etc. More to the point, there are many safety systems which are standard in this trim. Some of them are blind spot tracking, parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic high beams and several other systems. In the end, there is a well known Denali variant, which besides more gear comes with some visual upgrades.
2020 GMC Acadia Engine
The 2020 GMC Acadia should continue with the same engine in the offer. Base models will utilize a comfortable 2.5-liter unit, which delivers around 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, optional 3.6-liter V6 appears a lot more intriguing, considering its maximum output of 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
You can depend on pretty impressive performances using this engine. By way of example, 0-60 time goes only over 6 minutes, which is amazing considering the vehicle’s size. The significant novelty with this update is a new transmission. Instead of the present 6-speed gearbox, we’ll observe a new 9-speed automatic, co-developed using Ford.
Price and Release Date
The 2020 GMC Acadia will arrive in the following year, though we can’t say anything more precise at the present time. Changes in price are not anticipated, so the base model should go around 29.000 dollars.