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Report: GMC Acadia May Be Axed

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2011 GMC Acadia Denali

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]
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  1. If the issue is the overlap at GMC-Buick, they should rebadge the Acadia as a Chevrolet and lose the Traverse.
     
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  2. Isn't GMC the "truck" division between the two? So, when the rumored "baby Enclave" hits showrooms, GMC will also lose its versionof the Equinox? Also, Its truck is already a virutal twin of the Silverado. Since GMC has no unique models, why not axe the whole brand by this logic?
     
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  3. This Arcadia was and always will be butt ugly. GMC should just become commercial and big trucks.
     
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  4. I don't understand General Motors thinking? They don't need two truck lines, they certainly don't need three near-identical Crossover's and why they didn't give the Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky to Buick or Chevrolet is crazy. I don't agree that the Acadia is "Butt Ugly", actually I think it is much better looking versus the Chevrolet Traverse. They cut several dealership's, necessary, now they are talking about adding several hundred more dealerships?
     
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  5. And when is Cadillac getting their version? Make GMC what it always was, Trucks, not necessarily "people movers". Make the Terrain "gorgeous" and give it to Buick, this way Buick has the "Century" Crossover (Terrain) and the Enclave. Cadillac will have the SRX, the "Calais" (Acadia) and the Escalade trio. Calais (Cal lay) is a name from Cadillac past, or call it an Escalade with a letter denote, similar to EXT, etc....
     
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  6. I have a 2007 Acadia and has almost 150,000 miles on it and I love it!! The ride is STILL smooth and the cabin is quite from the outside and confortable. I have 3 kids and one is 6'3"; he can ride in the 2nd row of seats comfortably behind me. I sit way back as I drive. This is the perfect vehicle for a family of 4 that is active and travels a lot. Due to work I have to get a pickup; I haul a lot of weight and have put 500- 1000 lbs in it often and would rather have it in the back of a truck then inside the Acadia. The 2013 looks nice. We will keep the Acadia and my wife will replace her van with it and it will last another 100,000 miles.
     
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