The All-New 2017 GMC Acadia Gains Refined Power and Efficiency

Company: Automotive Sales
Release Date: November 15, 2016

The all-new 2017 Acadia offers customers a reimagined premium mid-size SUV aimed to cater to a wide range of demands. Available in three distinct trim levels including SLE, SLT and Denali – offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact GMC Terrain and full-size Yukon. 
Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability and enhanced driving dynamics over the outgoing model.
The all-new Acadia delivers a more refined experience. It is lighter and equipped with a powerful and more efficient V6 engine, coupled with a new, available, 3.6L V-6 engine certified at 310 horsepower, delivering fuel efficiency of 11.2 L/100km on the combined cycle for the FWD models and 11.7 L/100km for AWD.
The new V6 features direct injection, variable valve timing as well as Active Fuel Management (Cylinder Deactivation) that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a drive mode selector. 
As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features, as well as the latest technologies to stay connected. The active safety features – such as Front Pedestrian Braking and Surround Vision Camera – are designed to help make drivers more aware of their surroundings and potential crash situations.
The vehicle is also equipped with a new, standard rear seat alert that can remind the driver when an item may have been left in the second- and third-row seats. 
During the official launch event in Doha, Mr Mohammed Helmy, Group General Manager, Mannai Auto said: “Built on a new, lighter body structure, the 2017 Acadia is completely redesigned to appeal to the Medium SUV market. It inspires confidence, has a finely crafted interior and segment-leading performance and safety specifications.” 
Built on a new, lighter body structure, the 2017 Acadia’s driving dynamics are more responsive, while its shorter length and narrower width enable greater maneuverability, for easier turning in parking decks and easier parking in home garages. 
The new Acadia retains a front-drive layout with available all-wheel drive. All models feature a new drive mode selector, which allows the driver to alter chassis and powertrain attributes to suit a variety of driving conditions.
The AWD disconnect mode effectively disconnects the rear axle from the drive system to save fuel. On-demand AWD capability can be reapplied on the go by switching the drive mode selector to 4×4 mode. 
The combination of the most efficient V6 powertrains in the marketplace, with a considerably lighter body structure and a modular, highly connected interior, make the Acadia a compelling package for individuals and families on the go.
The 2017 GMC Acadia lineup goes on sale in Qatar – starting from QAR 129,000.  Acadia SLE and SLT come standard with a three-year/60,000 kilometers scheduled service package, while the Acadia Denali benefits from a four-year/80,000 Kilometers schedule service package. All trims are complemented by a three-year/100,000 kilometers manufacturer warranty, as well as four years of 24/7 Roadside Assistance.
Accompanying the launch of the 2017 Acadia will be #GMCmemories. An invitation to past and current GMC customers aimed at sharing memorable moments they have experienced with their GMC across the brand’s social media channels in the region and on
Entrants with the most interesting and emotionally impactful #GMCmemories can enter the competition to win a unique 360-degree camera from GMC.


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