Remember the Saturn Outlook? Well, soon you’ll be able to say the same about the GMC Acadia.
Both based on GM’s Lambda platform, the Acadia will join the history book soon as GM has reportedly axed the mid-size crossover to avoid too much product duplication. Offering too many versions of essentially the same thing is part of the reason GM got into its former financial mess and it’s looking to avoid any such issues in the future. And with Buick and GMC sharing dealership space, the product overlap was more than obvious, and shoppers overwhelmingly chose Acadia’s sister, the Buick Enclave, which just last year hit record sales for the luxury crossover despite having been on sale for four years already.
The Acadia is likely to soldier on for a few more years with the next generation model not due out until 2015. At that time, GM will deliver a new Chevy Traverse, as well as a new Buick Enclave. Cadillac has also been rumored to get a version, something which still might happen.