We’ve captured the new 2024 GMC Acadia undergoing testing and from what we can see, big changes are ahead for the popular crossover.
2024 GMC Acadia Spy Shots
Our spy photographer recently captured a prototype of the next-generation Acadia testing on public roads and reports back what they saw and what we can determine from looking at the stealthily captured photos.
2024 GMC Acadia – Spy Photographer Report
Prototypes for the next-generation GMC Acadia have begun testing, and our first photos confirm that GM has repositioned the crossover back into a big, full-size offering.
Back in 2017, GMC changed the Acadia from a large minivan alternative into a smaller midsize crossover. While its Chevy Traverse sibling maintained its big footprint, GMC reduced the Acadia’s length by 7.2-inches, and its width by 3.5-inches, thoroughly separating the models within GM’s lineup. That downsizing experiment will soon be a thing of the past, judging by this new prototype.
This new Acadia prototype showcases a long wheelbase and a generous rear section for a comfortable third row and ample cargo capacity. The styling details are thoroughly covered in camouflage, but the Acadia prototype’s early placeholder lighting is consistent with GMC’s recent design conventions, suggesting a design influenced by the body-on-frame Yukon SUV.
The current Acadia rides on a shortened version of GM’s relatively new Chi platform, while the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave utilize the long-wheelbase Chi architecture. It’s unclear if this upsized Acadia is adopting the LWB Chi platform, or if it’s riding on a new modular SUV platform rumored for GM’s future product pipeline. Regardless of the underpinnings, it’s clear that the Acadia will soon be back shopping in the Plus-Size department.
The upsized Acadia is expected to reach the market next year, debuting for the 2024 model year.