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TCC: New Acadia Spy Pics!

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Spy Shots: 2008 GMC Acadia

An unshrouded prototype for the upcoming GMC Acadia crossover has finally broken cover, giving us our first comprehensive look at the this Lambda-based cousin to the Saturn Outlook. And you can see more of the first non-truck GMC inside TheCarConnection today:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiast...178.A10501.html

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Very nice! not what i was expecting at all! I hate those rims so much though...

However i really like how that D pillar makes a huge difference in how the trio look from the side :) i just really hope those headlights are big enough, and not small and understated like the saturns... :thumbsup:

p.s. those tailights are described as looking like they were aftermarket lights :scratchchin: ... they look very very nice if i do say so myself :yes:

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Somehere out there a shotgun wedding between a Cadillac

SRX & Acura MDX is going to be happeinng soon :blink:

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Not really what I was expecting. In fact it looks fairly generic. Maybe I'll change my mind when I see it completely undisguised.

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It's nice, if a bit too much like the Outlook. At least it's PROFESSIONAL GRADE!

I hope the tailgate is not final... hell, it even has a mount for the Saturn logo.

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Very nice! not what i was expecting at all! I hate those rims so much though...

However i really like how that D pillar makes a huge difference in how the trio look from the side  :) i just really hope those headlights are big enough, and not small and understated like the saturns... :thumbsup:

p.s. those tailights are described as looking like they were aftermarket lights :scratchchin: ... they look very very nice if i do say  so myself :yes:

Yeah the D-pillar makes a huge difference and makes it look a little more SUV vs crossover.

I'm liking how GMC is doing the aftermarket style lights on the Yukon and Acadia, maybe it'll continue on the Sierra or Denali version.

That chrome bar should be replaced with a body colored one tho, and the GMC logo should be placed on it. Not down on the side like the Yukon; cuz that's just sad!

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This isn't at all what i was expecting. It's just an Outlook with a different grill and painted pillars. I guess this is the consequence of the GMC being added to the program very late in the game.

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I hope the final product has painted rockers and lower front facia.

That is one thing I don't like about the Outlook is the black rockers and lower facia.

Edited by BuddyP

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Are you sure this was ID'd right??? This looks more like a theta based Equinox refresh. Really, I was thinking Equinox when I first saw it. The interior doesn't even look like the GMC, after all it is missing the three chrome bezled vents in the center stack.

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this really isn't 'butch' enough for a GMC.....the headlights have no Yukon/Envoy similarity...........honestly I could see this morphing into the chevy version as it looks quite Equinox.

Don't get me wrong, its conservative enough and bland enough to battle the Pilot and stuff, but its not the superior GMC styling I was expecting that would outright say 'professional grade'.

Why would you choose this over an Enclave if they are both in the same showroom? The Acadia really needs to have a rugged tough look, like the Yukon or Envoy.

Honestly, this is too urban pu$$ified for a GMC badge.......We DON'T NEED NO RIDGELINES

Edited by regfootball

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8) This looks like a test mule to me, I think there is still plenty of change to come.

At least I hope so as this is generic and just a clone stamp job otherwise. :(

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The headlights and grille look very much like they would fit perfectly on a Honda Pilot yet it's very similar to the Outlook too.

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do the enclave or outlook also have 6lug wheels?

looks a little smaller than envoy

hope there is a surprise under that camo.....

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Are you sure this was ID'd right???  This looks more like a theta based Equinox refresh. Really, I was thinking Equinox when I first saw it.  The interior doesn't even look like the GMC, after all it is missing the three chrome bezled vents in the center stack.

Look at the size of the "Acadia" relative to the Tahoe sitting next to it. It's def not a theta... :scratchchin:

And you can't see the centre stack at all in these pics?

Edited by jbartley

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This isn't at all what i was expecting. It's just an Outlook with a different grill and painted pillars. I guess this is the consequence of the GMC being added to the program very late in the game.

It's not just "painted D pillars" - On the outlook the rear glass wraps around and over the pillars. On the Acadia the pillars on the exterior and body colored.

Also the C-D pillar window is a diffrent shape.

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Too Outlook-y for me and definately not GMC material. I hope all of the exterior black plastic is body-colored, too, by the launch comes around.

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I know! Add body cladding!

(It worked surprisingly well for the GMT800 Denali.)

And I think this is the reason why the Outlook isn't offered in black. Black is such a "professional grade" color.

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Looks too similar to the Saturn but at least it looks a lot better than the weak, generic Ford Edge or any of Japans latest offerings.

"Generic" Ford Edge?

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Plain Jane! Kind of a waste...looks too much like the Outlook and even more generic, save for the stepped headlights...but that's it!

GMC never capitalized on the "Terra" design or philosophy, nor does it seem to care about the brilliant Simon Cox concept, Graphyte. This derivative, plain design could've gotten by a few years ago, when GM could afford such a product. But everything from here on out needs to be a hit, and I can't see this baby going outside the infield.

Additionally, it makes no sense to have this product in the realligned sales channels. Most likely, GM fiefdoms argued that the GMC would go after the the "tough" male-skewed set with lower price targets and lifestyles than the Buick. Unfortunately, the looks of this truck are not tough, professional grade. Only if this resembled the Graphyte would this vehicle make sense, and even then it would be clogging the channel with too many overlapping product.

I'll reserve final judgement when the thign is released...but this ain't off to a good start.

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