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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 Acadia" for about a year, but it does highlight the twilight world in which we operate, where facts are just rumors with more sources. The Acadia will first appear at the Detroit show early in 2006 as a concept, before a production launch set for 2007.

GMC Eight-Passenger Crossover Dubbed the "Acadia" [Edmunds]

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