It has been getting a facelift almost every year ever since and now it is being readied to be launched as the 2018 GMC Acadia Denali. Since then, Acadia Denali has been quite popular in the crossover segment. Competition for GMC Acadia Denali 2018 will be SUVs like Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali – Engine Specs
Rumors and reports suggest that two variations in the engine could be provided to the customer by GMC. First, it could be a 3.6-litre V6 engine. This engine will be able to produce a power of around 300 hp and torque in the region of 280 lb-ft. A combined fuel economy of 25 mpg in city and highway is what this engine will deliver.
Another rumored choice of engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder unit which will produce lesser power and torque than the one stated above – only 200 hp and 190 lb-ft respectively. Combined fuel economy in that case, however, will be much better, as much as 29 mpg.
In both cases, a 6-speed automatic transmission is supposed to be the gearbox as it is in the current model, but some rumors are doing the rounds that state that an 8-speed transmission could make its way to the GMC Acadia Denali 2018 model’s gearbox. This crossover will be available with both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive options.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali – Redesign Features and Design
The 2018 GMC Acadia Denali is more stylish and elegant than other Acadia trim levels. Chrome finished octagonal grille on the front with retouched headlights and restyled tail lights will be present in the 2018 model. HID or High-Intensity Discharge power beam lamps will be provided along with LED daytime lamps for the front lights.
That luxurious design will sit on an 112.5-inch wheelbase. 20-inch alloy wheels made of shining bright aluminum and finished with silver accents will come along with the GMC Acadia Denali 2018.
On the inside, GMC Acadia Denali 2018 will have some top-end features. Seating for seven passengers is standard with Acadia, although fold-flat facility in second and third rows helps to increase space a lot. Interiors will be sleek, with heating and ventilation available in front seats. Expect seats with leather covered with French stitching that ups luxury quotient.
Smartphone integration features like Apple CarPlay could be featured in this crossover. An 8-inch screen on the dashboard acts as info center for the driver while infotainment could be powered by IntelliLink. A 4G Wifi hotspot is present in current models, so it will also be an amenity in the 2018 models.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali – Expected Price and Release Date
It is anticipated that 2018 GMC Acadia Denali will be out in the markets by 2017 end or early 2018. Price will not be too flexible for the Denali variant, which is Acadia’s premium model. Expect to shell out at least $40,000 for basic models while with more amenities, it will cost you close to $52,000.