Porsche Considers Naming Baby Cayenne "Cajun"

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winkelhorn told German paper Der Spiegel that Porsche's long-expected pocket edition of the Cayenne SUV "might be named Cajun," clearly upset that GMC had claimed "Acadia" before Porsche could. [German Car Blog] » 9/26/10 6:45pm 9/26/10 6:45pm

2011 GMC Acadia Denali: Who The Hell Buys These Things?

Want a Chevy Traverse seven-seat CUV, but have an abundance of cash combined with a complete lack of sense? Buy the $40K+ 2011 GMC Acadia Denali, it's got unique fascias! » 1/11/10 11:05am 1/11/10 11:05am

2011 GMC Acadia Denali: How The Hell Do You Spend $40K On A GMC…

It's seems the new GM has two kinds of cars: the genuinely world-beating — like the Cadillac CTS-V, and the woefully badge-engineered — like the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali. » 12/17/09 1:30pm 12/17/09 1:30pm

GM's Momentum Maintenance: More On The Lambda Platform "Stop Sale"

I just got off of the phone with a PR staffer from the General, who provided me with a little bit more detail, but by no means the full story, on the General's decision to put a "stop sale" on the GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. According to Lynda Messina, the PR-anista in charge of manufacturing issues for GM's… » 12/11/06 1:01pm 12/11/06 1:01pm

Breaking! GM Issues "Stop Sale" To Dealers On Saturn Outlook And GMC…

Dealers received an immediate stop-action communique over the weekend from the home office at the RenCen of the General's decision to immediately halt sales of the two models in its threesome of Lambda-platform CUV's already on the market, the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook. The communique, which appears to have… » 12/11/06 10:01am 12/11/06 10:01am

That's A Saturn? 2007 Outlook To Start At $27,990, AWD Pricing In At…

Well, number two in the threesome of Lambda-platform CUV's — the General's answer to the Ford Edge / Lincoln MKX — has finally finished getting its makeup ready and is ready for the public. The Saturn Outlook joins its non-identical twin brother, the Acadia, in the ranks of "vehicles with price tags." Yes, we know —… » 10/26/06 2:22pm 10/26/06 2:22pm

Pricing! GMC Professionally Grades 2007 Acadia CUV At A Starting Price…

You'll need to be a "professional" if you want to apply for a lease or purchase deal on GMC's new crossover hotness, the Acadia. The General's new CUV is nothing if not pricey at a starting price of $29,990 for the FWD base unit. While certainly not as many ducats as FoMoCo's new Mercury MKX (that starting price of… » 10/19/06 9:20am 10/19/06 9:20am

GM Going Cross-Eyed On Marketing Crossovers?

I know I'm just about ready to smack the next person that calls a wagon a "CUV." I know it's the new hotness of marketing terms, but there's got to be a better way to define vehicles that clearly aren't sedans and yet, don't quite have that Jeep Grand Cherokee / Hummer / Explorer thing going for them. Yes — the… » 10/12/06 2:23pm 10/12/06 2:23pm

Brand Stretching Part Deux? A Minivan for GMC

Is "Professional Grade" going the way of "Trail Rated"? Edmunds Inside Line reports GMC is planning a Lamda-platform minivan for 2009 that will be a boxier companion to the Acadia crossover — neither of which, we'd imagine, will be able to take on a load of steel beams dropped from a crane. It's from Edmunds'… » 8/29/06 9:55am 8/29/06 9:55am

Acadia Madness! More On The All-New 2007 GMC Acadia


As promised — we've got more Acadia action for you. After the jump we've got a bunch of pictures of the new CUV addition to the GMC lineup — including some of that "hot" interior we were talking about earlier. Also, scope out the specs on this "professional grade" CUV with a little bit of a softer side in the press… » 7/12/06 7:00pm 7/12/06 7:00pm

Fun with GM's Product Release Cycle: The GMC Acadia Breaks Cover


We love the randomness that is GM's product release cycle. Although we know, thanks to the Freep, GM is pushing up the rollout of new vehicles, what made the PR folks over at the Ren Cen say "Hey, let's drop this one on Wednesday, July 12th — how does that sound guys?" (Anything to take their minds off the pending… » 7/12/06 4:00pm 7/12/06 4:00pm

Spy Photos: 2008 GMC Acadia

The Car Connection offers the clearest shots yet of the GMC Acadia, the next thread in GM's new unit-body SUV plotline. TCC says it's coming in 2008 — a year after its Saturn Outlook cousin — and it'll be subsequently joined by the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Uplander in the company's late-decade crossover SUV blitz… » 6/07/06 10:12am 6/07/06 10:12am

Spy Photos: 2007 GMC Acadia


We've seen it masked, now let's check it out unmasked — but with maybe a wee bit of vaseline on that camera phone lens. Our man Peter in Pasadena sent these unmasked and blurry cell phone shots of what he describes as: » 5/29/06 8:31am 5/29/06 8:31am

Spy Photos: 2007 GMC Acadia


The Detroit News has a pic of the new Acadia, built on GM's Lambda platform. The Lambda will also be the platform for the new Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. What we know is it looks like it could quite possibly be the biggest CUV ever built. We're starting to wonder if the term "CUV" may have become kind of a… » 4/06/06 12:21pm 4/06/06 12:21pm

GMC Confirms Name for New Crossover

File this one under Things we Knew But Didn't Really Know: GM has confirmed the name of the GMC version of its upcoming crossovers for 2008 — it'll be called "Acadia," after the French Canadians or the Cajuns (take your pick). The name isn't really news, since the automotive media has been reporting on the "GMC… » 10/25/05 3:58pm 10/25/05 3:58pm