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The third and most elusive of GM's trio of fullsize Lambda crossovers, GMT968 (GMC's Acadia), has been caught and the first clear pictures are here for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Chris Doane/Brendra Priddy & Co. and Cheers and Gears.

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This frontal exterior shot gives you a much better idea of how GMC's new yet muscular design language will translate on the large crossover.

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This interior shot shows some of the more obvious thoughtfullness that went into the design of the dashboard, notably the liberal use of chrome around the vent bezels.

As for what is under the hood of GMC's newest, expect a high-feature V6 engine at debut with the Ultra V8 powering a Denali version 12-18 months after initial launch. Speaking of launch dates, expect production to start at Delta Township in mid-November of 2006 for a CY2007MY2008 launch.

Watch for the full debut soon, though, not likely at NYIAS as the one GM press conference scheduled is for Saturn. Expect a possible public showing at the Texas State Fair.

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Special thanks to Chris Doane, Venseattle, Camino_LS6, and CSpec for their assistance

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Great, another bloated, look-alike truck-thing. :rolleyes: How many more of these does GM need...? :deadhorse:

No offense Brian, it's a great scoop and the pics are great too, kudos on the reporting. I'm just not into trucks and I think GM's too focussed on them, the "if some is good, more is better" philosophy.

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Great, another bloated, look-alike truck-thing.   :rolleyes: 

This does not look like the Enclave. That's more important than almost everything else since they will be sharing dealerships. I'm looking forward to seeing more. The Lambdas are looking great!

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Great, another bloated, look-alike truck-thing. :rolleyes:  How many more of these does GM need...?  :deadhorse:

No offense Brian, it's a great scoop and the pics are great too, kudos on the reporting.  I'm just not into trucks and I think GM's too focussed on them, the "if some is good, more is better" philosophy.

So...3 lambda crossovers is too many? Saturn, GMC and Buick? Really? That's odd...

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Looks like it should do pretty well. You can tell a whole lot on the exterior, but the interior looks very good.

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Looks nice. Interior looks really high class. I just wish they'd make the radio/HVAC the same color as the rest of the center stack.

GM still needs to work that out with the new GM vehicles.

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i hope people realize that these are the vehicles that could save GM, not CAMAROs. Seriously. In one fell swoop they can wound the now Japanese run minivan segment and they carve a huge niche in the crossover segment. Plus they will steal buyers from the Explorer and Trailblazer set. Lastly, this is a great target vehicle for folks who have only bought sedans before and are looking to drive an 'SUV' for the first time.

that said i see flaws here. the interior does not look up to snuff. the same cheap looking corporate radio.

i bet the outlook dash is the same.

the lambdas are huge products for GM.

I think the Ford Edge will burst open the 2 row mid crossover segment. The Lambdas should rule the 3 row segment for GM.

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Just like the Buick, I love it, especially the inside. Kudos to GM for moving ahead in making something they didn't have.

I couldn't agree more that these are the kind of products that will help GMs bottom line in the short and long run.

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idk, that 1 looks quite different form this 1

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idk, that 1 looks quite different form this 1

They're the same, the one you quoted has some "enhancing" work done on it to the front end from Photoshop. Compare the side mirrors.

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Yes... do tell. I hope the Outlook takes a lot of it's influence from Opel's interiors....without the complex buttons and tiny nav screen.

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Hey_Now - which interior would you consider the best of the three?

Interesting question. I personally thought the Outlook's interior was better than the 07 Escalade's. Until I saw the Acadia's interior, I think that's the best of the 3. But, if you like brown (which I personally hate), the Enclave will probably be the popular favorite. In the end, the 08 CTS interior blows all of them out of the water.

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Damn it.  What I would do to see the CTS interior.

Its funny. I am NOT an interior guy at all (I personally think the current full size pickups have a great interior, I mean, its totally utilitarian and works, i.e. you can rest your hand on the shift lever while in Drive and adjust the radio (brilliant!)). I am all about the exterior when it comes to new models. Until I saw the new CTS interior. I was blown away. Awesome. But on top of that, the exterior is even better! Subtle redesign cues from the current model. Its perfect.

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If the size is right, this could be a more than worthy replacement for Envoy, especially if it has any kind of modern driving dynamics. It's almost fully cloaked, so I can't tell much about its "girlish figure", but it looks promising.

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Interesting question.  I personally thought the Outlook's interior was better than the 07 Escalade's. Until I saw the Acadia's interior, I think that's the best of the 3.  But, if you like brown (which I personally hate), the Enclave will probably be the popular favorite.  In the end, the 08 CTS interior blows all of them out of the water.

thanks for your candidness. I am really impressed with GM's upcoming interiors so far, and I like what I'm seeing so far. from what we can see here, initially i was disappointed. i won't make a judgement call either way until final product is shown. I was wishing for more of the concept car's lines.

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exterior looks a lot like the Envoy. not sure what to think of it, especially the rear under the heavy padding. It looks to have nice curves, kind of like the Enclave. Again, I really admired the concept's exterior lines and presence; hope they can fit as much of it as possible.

should be nice

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