DETROIT -- After GMC unwrapped a shrunken 2017 Acadia at the auto show here last week, a big question was left hanging in the air: What does the redesign mean for its crossover cousins, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse?
On sale this spring, the ’17 Acadia is about 7 inches shorter, 700 pounds lighter and loses about 40 cubic feet of storage vs. the outgoing model.
It’s a downsizing that General Motors executives say was needed to meet consumer demands for better fuel economy in a more efficient package.
But they were mum on whether the same approach would go for the Enclave and Traverse, both slated for their own redesigns sometime in 2017. Well, mostly mum.