GMC Releases Teaser for Next Generation Acadia

Almost ten years have passed since the introduction of the first GMC Acadia in 2007, and the original model brought an eight-passenger, 275-hp SUV with front-wheel-drive to the market. Now, the current Acadia is nearing the end of its life cycle, and GMC is preparing a next generation Acadia for launch. The 2017 model made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, ramping up anticipation for the all-new version of the SUV.

The teaser image released ahead of the motor show depicted a darkened preview of the 2017 Acadia’s rear end, with its taillights lit up. Though as a teaser, it didn’t give much detail as to the vehicle’s overall design, viewers can still make out a new triangle-shaped taillight design wrapping around the chrome strip just above the license plate. The next generation Acadia is expected to share its platform with the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, along with the signature three-row interior.

The Detroit show revealed that the next generation Acadia has a more rugged, squared, muscular look than other modern SUVs, giving it a tougher, more capable appearance. In addition, it also has dropped 700 pounds from the previous model, making it faster in addition to the power boost from the V6 engine. With the 2017 model rolling out sometime this year, enthusiasts everywhere are looking forward to its launch.

Detroit Sees Unveiling of Buick Avista Concept

Buick has been stepping up its game lately, with brand executives setting their sights on a younger target demographic and more luxurious, contemporary vehicles. After the reveal of the upcoming 2017 LaCrosse, the brand has been attracting some attention for their lineup’s updated platform and styling, and now they’re introducing another new vehicle with the Buick Avista concept.

The Avista shown at the Detroit Auto Show is described by critics as both elegant and aggressive, showing off a more sporty vibe than many of Buick’s other entries. Signature details such as a powerful front grille, sleek headlights, and dynamic lines make the Avista concept stand out, even though the current rendition of the model is not yet confirmed for mass production. Other features like a 400-hp turbocharged V6 and 20-inch wheels give the two-door car even more of an athletic atmosphere, bringing a bit of edgy performance to Buick’s lineup.

Though the Buick Avista concept is still only a concept at this stage, the 2017 LaCrosse and now this endeavor into the realm of luxury coupes point towards a more stylish future for the brand. As more and more Buick vehicles, such as the Regal sedan and the Enclave, near the end of their current generation, we may see new additions with more of Buick’s updated styling cues.