New GMC Body-on-Frame SUV Could Arrive By 2020

GMC body-on-frame SUV

GMC may be adding a new rugged SUV. The brand is designing a vehicle based on a body-on-frame platform, sharing components with the Colorado and Canyon. Although nothing official has been released yet, this new SUV could be a sporty off-road crossover to rival rally cars.

GMC body-on-frame SUV

According to Motor Authority, Chevy actually offers a similar model overseas called the Chevrolet Trailblazer—a discontinued vehicle in the US. The GMC body-on-frame SUV could be a next-generation design that combines sporty appeal with practical space and styling. In the past few years, there has been a significant surge in demand for SUVs and pickups in the US, making this new body-on-frame SUV particularly exciting news for cars shoppers and auto enthusiasts alike.

“Any new body-on-frame SUV for GMC will likely be a next-generation design, as product planners are said to only be at an early stage of the development,” said Viknesh Vijayenthiran, who writes for Motor Authority.

Head of GMC Duncan Aldred recently hinted that new products for GMC are part of a growth strategy set to arrive in 2020. In addition to building brand awareness and the premium Denali trims, Aldred said new vehicles may be on the horizon. The new SUV will likely have a 6.2-liter V8 and available all-wheel drive. No word yet on alternative-fuel and hybrid designs. We can’t wait to see what GMC develops next.

 

 

2017 GMC Acadia Pricing and Information Revealed

2017 GMC Acadia pricing
2017 GMC Acadia pricing

2016 GMC Acadia Pictured

The GMC Acadia has remained mostly the same since its initial release in 2007, with only minor updates year to year. Now, for the 2017 model year, GMC has finally introduced the second-generation of Acadia, and it has some major upgrades.

After debuting it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the company recently announced the 2017 GMC Acadia pricing and information for its spring release. With an MSRP of $29,995, the base model of the new Acadia is almost $2,000 less than the base model of the 2016 model, which can be attributed to the more efficient, lightweight design, despite the base trim’s added standard features.

Thanks to a lighter base engine, a more compact design, and lighter materials, the GMC Acadia is more than 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation, making it more fuel-efficient and easier to maneuver.

Some new features include an IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as more active safety features like front pedestrian braking, a surround vision camera system, and safety alert seat.

With five trim levels, two drivetrain options, and improved towing capability, the GMC Acadia is better than ever.