OSHAWA: Smarter technologies in the 2020 GMC Acadia, including a new available turbo engine and the latest GMC infotainment system1, along with a fresh look, offer greater versatility for customers on the go. The lineup includes SLE, SLT, an all-new AT4 trim and GMC’s flagship Denali, with available seating arrangements for five, six or seven passengers, depending on the model.
“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional and capable with more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on every day,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC.
Design and technology enhancements on the new Acadia include: Bolder exterior design with standard LED lighting and signature GMC C-shape lighting, complemented with interior refinements. Introduction of the first-ever Acadia AT4 with more aggressive exterior styling and darkened finishes. New available 2.0L turbocharged engine that uses an innovative tripower valvetrain and dual-scroll turbocharging technologies to help optimize performance and efficiency in all driving conditions. New nine-speed automatic transmission developed to provide a greater balance of performance and efficiency, along with enhanced refinement. New Electronic Precision Shift that replaces the conventional shifter with an electronic control that frees up interior room, including a more versatile centre console with greater storage space. Enhanced GMC infotainment system that is more intelligent and intuitive, offering new features designed to help improve the user experience and offer more personalization New Head-up Display (late availability).
“With technological enhancements at your fingertips and under the hood, the 2020 Acadia is an intelligent crossover that elevates the driving and passenger experiences on all fronts,” said Aldred.
A 3.6L V-6 engine producing 310 hp and 367 Nm (271 lb-ft) of torque and a twin clutch AWD system are standard to the AT4. Unique 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires are also standard, with 20-inch wheels available. A new 2.0L Turbo engine expands the Acadia’s propulsion choice for customers and adds a new dimension to its performance. The engine is rated at a GMC-estimated 230 horsepower (172 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
A new nine-speed automatic replaces the previous six-speed automatic as the standard transmission for the 2.0L, 2.5L and 3.6L engines offered in the 2020 Acadia. The 2020 Acadia is the latest GMC with Electronic Precision Shift, which enables more storage room in the centre console by replacing the conventional transmission shifter with an electronically controlled gear selection consisting of intuitive push buttons and pull triggers.
The 2020 GMC Acadia goes on sale this fall.