2011 GMC Acadia Denali
The GMC Acadia holds a vicarious position within GM, being targeted at SUV buyers but sharing a more car-like crossover platform with two other models in the automaker’s North American lineup.
First launched in 2006, the Acadia proved to be a popular model for buyers interested in a full-size vehicle but not full-size fuel economy. However, the overlap between models combined with GM’s new reduced brand structure mantra may see the vehicle dropped altogether after the current model reaches the end of its product cycle.
The information was revealed to GM Inside News
by inside sources at the automaker. They claim GM has elected to cancel the next-generation of the Acadia in order to reduce the overlap between it and the Buick Enclave
in Buick-GMC stores.
Furthermore, demand for the Enclave is proving so strong that GM is looking at increasing production of the crossover at its Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan by culling the Acadia. The next-generation of the Enclave and the Acadia were scheduled to arrive in time for the 2015 model year but now it seems that only the Buick will.
Interestingly, this wouldn't be the first time that the Acadia is being canceled. Back in 2008 during a review of the GMC brand GM decided to stop production of the vehicle but then launched a new version post bankruptcy in June of 2009.
[GM Inside News