2020 GMC Acadia
GMC is making the news today with a revised Acadia SUV for 2020. (not all new)
As you can see (new on top) it now has an even larger and more obnoxious grille.
It looks like it is trying really hard to look like the new GMC Sierra pick up.
Which is sad, since I thought the current Acadia was quite a visual improvement over the last generation.
Looking more car-like.
Now they are going back to the “wannabe big luxury truck” look. With a giant grille that just does not fit the rest of the car at all.
From the rear view, it also looks more square now.
Actually, it reminds me a lot of the new Honda Passport.
Especially in the new XT4 off-road trim pictured here (new one on top)
Except for the regular shifter being deleted, I can’t see any difference inside.
Which could have used an upgrade.
The wood trim seems new, but, at least on this picture, not really better looking.
Otherwise, the newest version of the 2.0 Liter turbo with 230HP is now available in some trims.
Although the 2.5 Liter is still the base engine. (???)
The new AT4 version comes with the V6 standard. (Just like the Honda Passport).
And off-road tires.
Apparently, the Acadia saw a 20% sales decline last year. Which is really bad news in a market where it seems that every single SUV sells well.
While I am pretty sure the new AT4 version could be quite popular, I am not sure it will be enough to make up the difference.
GM really needs a change of direction for GMC.
I think this new AT4 model is the best way to go for the Acadia.
They should concentrate on an off-road, more masculine look in general. (And get rid of any fake wood trim) And leave the family SUV market to the other GM brands.
GMC should focus more on competing directly with Jeep and the upcoming Bronco from Ford.
Their base versions are covered by Chevrolet SUVs. And their luxury chromy Denali models actually compete with Buick and Cadillac.