2017 GMC Acadia Redefines the Midsize Crossover Segment

700-lbs. lighter, more efficient crossover now right sized for Canada


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TORONTO (Thursday, February 11, 2016) – GMC today revealed for the first time in Canada the 2017 Acadia, adding to the strong portfolio of premium products with an appealing blend of design, technology and capability. GMC is experiencing great momentum in the marketplace, with eighteen consecutive months of sales gains, the brand is one of the fastest growing in the Canadian industry. 

“The new Acadia brings precision and purpose to discerning customers who value professional grade capability on and off the road,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director for GMC in Canada. “Shedding 700 pounds and 7 inches was an amazing engineering achievement, making it more fuel efficient, more performance oriented and 'right-sized' for the Canadian market".

2017 GMC Acadia

The all-new 2017 Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.

The new Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.

The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.

About GMC in Canada

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.gm.ca, on Twitter at @GMCCanada or at http://www.facebook.com/gmccanada


Michael Stapleton, Director of Interior Design at GMC, Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director of GM Canada, John Roth, Vice President Sales, Service and Marketing at GM Canada and Mike Speranzini, Brand Director of GMC in Canada with the ‘right-sized’ all-new Acadia.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Photos