The countdown to the North American International Auto Show continues as a new report is indicating we will be seeing new models from Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan and Volkswagen.

Nothing is official at this point but Automotive News is reporting Chevrolet will use the show to introduce the new Cruze hatchback.  Essentially a cargo friendly version of the sedan, the hatchback is expected to feature sporty styling and a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

General Motors is also expected to use the show to introduce the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia.  Set to become the first in a new wave of seven-seat crossovers, the model will be slightly smaller than its predecessor and feature more curvaceous styling.  The redesigned Acadia is also slated to be significantly lighter as it will reportedly ride on an extended version of the Cadillac XT5's platform.  There's no word on how much lighter the model will be but the weight saving could be significant enough that the Acadia may be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

In related news, the publication is reporting we can expect to see new concepts from Nissan and Volkswagen.  Little is known about them but the Nissan concept will reportedly be based on the Titan, while the Volkswagen concept is being described as an "off-road" variant of a production crossover.

Source: Automotive News

Gallery: Chevy Cruze Hatchback & GMC Acadia rumored for NAIAS debuts

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