2017 GMC Acadia: Designing and Engineering a Professional Grade Crossover

GARY S. VASILASH | July 5, 2016

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“This is one of the most interesting vehicles I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on,” says Matt Noone, director of GMC exterior design, speaking of the 2017 GMC Acadia, the second-generation of the crossover SUV. The first-generation Acadia originally appeared as the model year 2007 product, based on the GM Lambda platform, which also gave rise to the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, and the now-passed Saturn Outlook.

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